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The use of timber as a construction material has become more popular, particularly in the last couple of years. This, in turn, has introduced new engineered systems that differ and enhance the possibilities of timber as a construction material. This type of construction, however, requires a design team to consider topics such as acoustics, vibrations and fire resistance. They are often left aside in the early design stages, particularly where the material of choice is concrete.
This presentation will focus on recurring topics discussed during the design process to preempt changes at later stages. The presenters will discuss a case study of Campus Echternach, a new school building in Luxembourg where both concrete and timber structures are used.
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18:00 hours (British Summer Time), 19:00 hours (European Summer Time)
Erik is an experienced Chartered Engineer and a registered International Professional Engineer who holds engineering degrees from the Universities of Antwerp, Liverpool and Plymouth. He has amassed over 20 years of international civil engineering and construction experience. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a CEDR accredited mediator as well as a fully accredited mediator in civil and commercial matters by the Federal Mediation Commission of the Belgian Ministry of Justice. He works as a freelance independent expert, arbitrator and mediator at Maverick Enterprise.
Lucie is a structural engineer with over seven years’ experience. She obtained her degree from the University of Edinburgh and started her career in the UK where she worked principally in the energy and buildings sectors. She subsequently gained international experience in France and Luxembourg. She currently works for SGI Ingénierie in Luxembourg as a structural engineer in the Buildings Department
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