WCTE 2016 – World Conference on Timber Engineering

August 22-25, 2016 | Vienna, Austria

Plenary & Semi-Plenary Lectures

The conference programme will include the following distinguished Plenary and Semi-Plenary Lectures (preliminary list):


Plenary Lectures

Ingo BURGERT (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)High performance wood materials – progress, challenges and visions
Gerald EPP (StructureCraft, Canada)Timber awakening in America
Hermann KAUFMANN (Hermann Kaufmann Architects)Building systems - constraints or chances for architects?
Erik SERRANO (Lund University, Sweden)Rational characterization, modelling and design in timber engineering applications


Semi-Plenary Lectures

Ki-Cheol BAE (University of Ulsan, Korea)The recovery of wood culture and urban tectonic in Korea
Andy BUCHANAN (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)The challenges for designers of tall timber buildings
Kaori FUJITA (University of Tokyo)Recent attempts on timber structures in Japan
Jouni HAKKARAINEN (Metsä Group, Finland)Development of engineered wood products - the industry perspective
Alfred W. KAMMERHOFER (Federal Office for the Environment BAFU, Switzerland)The contribution of wood to climate/energy challenges – Resource Policy and Wood Action Plan in Switzerland
Eric N. LANDIS (The University of Maine, USA)

Performance prediction in wood structures: the pitfalls and promise of fundamental mechanics

Anders OLSSON (Linnaeus University, Sweden) Determination of sawn timber properties using laser scanning – development potentials and   industrial applications
Maurizio PIAZZA (University of Trento, Italy)Optimization process in the use of wood and wood-based materials in hybrid and composite structures
Alfred TEISCHINGER (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - BOKU, Austria)Opportunities and limits of timber in construction
Jan-Willem VAN DE KUILEN (Technische Universität München, Germany / Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)Wood properties from roundwood to timber engineering

Stefan WINTER 

(Technische Universität München, Germany)

Wood is good!? - worldwide threats and consequent opportunities for building with wood
Gary C. WILLIAMS (Timber Systems Limited, Canada)From Europe with love … recent influences in North America from researchers and manufacturers