Timber in Construction & Repairs of the Quay for the Tall Ships Race, Sunderland 2018, Middlesborough

17 October, 2017 | 17:45 - 20:30

Timber in construction
Timber in construction

About this event

Dr Hairstans will discuss developments in environmentally sound, offsite manufacture. This will cover new timber products and systems including solid laminate timber, dowel-lam, nail-lam and cross-laminated timber.

Iain will present a local civil engineering perspective based on inspection and strengthening of Jubilee Quay in the port of Sunderland. While all ironwork had corroded away, the main timbers within reach of the water were generally sound. Much of the deck needed replacement.

Speaker: Dr Robert Hairstans – Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures, Edinburgh Napier University & Iain Thew – Structural & Civil Consultants Ltd.

Event materials

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