Wood conference on building technology disruption
Wednesday 4 Jul 2018
Meanwhile, a national conference on engineered wood for commercial and multi-residential building is set to attract hundreds of early movers. Timber construction has advanced rapidly with new design modelling software known as ‘building information modelling’ (BIM). It fits perfectly with manufacturing engineered wood structures using accurate computer machining technologies.
“For construction companies and developers in the know, wood leads the way. We’ve seen companies like XLAM and Naylor Love embrace the materials and technology,” says John Stulen, engineer and conference director for the 3rd annual Changing Perceptions engineered wood conference.
Stulen and his team at Innovatek say they are delighted to have a technical conference programme that’s 100% devoted to engineered wood projects in New Zealand. The technology is advancing rapidly too – wood buildings are modelled completely during design. The new method has won the respect of all the tradespeople who have worked on a wood building project using BIM.
The conference will include case studies for both wood and BIM:
The conference has grown since 2016. It now attracts a wide audience of architects, engineers, developers, quantity surveyors and specifiers, as well as building officials and leading specialist trades, focused on commercial buildings – like electricians and plumbers and heating/ventilating/air conditioning specialists and leading practitioners.
The Changing Perceptions conference has a full one-day programme on 28 August at the Distinction Hotel in Rotorua. The event begins with an evening reception on 27 August. Register now at: www.connexevents.com/cpetc2018.
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