Mass Timber [Part 2]
Mass Timber – Part 2
The Regenerative Collaborative South Africa presents:
Mass Timber: Questions answered (Part 2)
Wood is viewed as the noblest of building materials thanks to the biophilic properties it inherently possesses. In some parts of the planet, it’s been seen to be a carbon smart material. Arguably, in comparison with concrete and virgin steel construction, mass timber construction is claimed to significantly reduce a building’s carbon footprint. Mass Timber Construction could be a relatively new method of construction in South Africa. This event is a follow up on the webinar of 25 November 2021, and gives you the opportunity to ask questions regarding timber construction.
We bring back the experts for a panel discussion and open up the floor for questions and answers from attendees. Panel discussion is led by Thulani Kuzwayo.
Some of the topics that came up from the first part will be discussed in more detail in this panel discussion. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- How does FSC certification stimulate the demand for more sustainable timber?
- What are the differences between the timber technologies (e.g. glulam, CLT)?
- What is required for us to create sufficient skills to make timber a more conventional building material?
- How do we get engineers to even consider timber as an alternative material for commercial buildings?
It is recommended to view the recordings of the first part of the Mass Timber Webinar – Part I
Introduction: Marloes Reinink & Thulani Kuzwayo
Directors of the Regenerative Collaborative South Africa; ILFI Ambassadors, Living Future Accredited (LFA)
Emma Ayesu-Koranteng and David Elliot- Mass Timber Focus Group
Manushka Moodley – Forest Stewardship Council
Tessa Brunette – ARUP
Jamie Smiley – XLAM South Africa
SACAP Category 1
ECSA Category 1
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
Living Future AP &
Recorded: 27th January 2022
The recording is available on this page.