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Designing and Constructing CLT & Glulam Structures

Event code: 79051

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) are engineered wood systems which have been identified as innovative products that can raise construction productivity. Such systems offer greater design flexibility, rapid installation, and waste and weight reduction as seen in many construction projects overseas. In the local scene, the industry has become more aware of the benefits of such technology, with a number of CLT/Glulam projects in the pipeline. In order to gain real traction for its adoption, the various considerations such as humidity, performance, termite protection, building envelope design and fire safety regulations have to be addressed.

This 2-day workshop aims to elevate the knowledge and skill of the participants in the design and construction of CLT and Glulam structures. It will address the various considerations which may have caused reservations in its adoption. 

• Quality assurance requirements
• Transport and storage consideration
• Architectural and structural design issues
• Project site planning
• Connection and assembly sequence
• Construction challenges
• Fire, acoustic, vibration and thermal performance
• Construction and management of building envelope
• Durability and maintenance
• Case studies

Mr Bernd Gusinde, Dipl.-Ing Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing (FH), Managing Partner, Timber Concept GmbH
Mr Gusinde obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering and Master in Structural Engineering from the Munich University of Applied Sciences. As a registered professional consulting engineer in Germany,
Mr Gusinde has vast experience in designing and carrying out construction of timber structures. He has worked with prominent timber construction and engineered wood product companies on various commercial, residential, and institutional structures in Germany, UK, France, USA as well as Singapore. He is also involved in the construction of the office building for the site visit.

Site visit
Date: TBC 
(PPE is required) (date & time are tentative)
The site is a 4-storey solid timber structure office building.
Participants will be able to visit the project site which is
currently under construction.

5th Run: TBC
Duration:   2 days
Time:   9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue:  BCA Academy and Site  

FEE (incl of GST):
S$950.00 (without Subsidy)
S$230.00 (with WTU funding support for eligible local participants*)

Refreshments will be provided.

In keeping with our green and sustainable practices, course notes will be available in e-format.

*For more information on the funding
requirement, please refer to http://www.

Certificate of Attendance (COA) will be awarded to participants who meet the attendance requirement.

PEB: Pending
BOA-SIA: Pending

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