School of Civil Engineering

About PTEC 2019

The PTEC 2019 was held on 10-12 July 2019 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  It was organised by the University of Queensland's School of Civil Engineering and the ARC Future Timber Hub and was designed to showcase the research and application that has gone into promoting engineered timber as a safe and sustainable alternative to steel and concrete.  The overall goal of the organisers was to increase the number of timber buildings in Australia - from tall and mid-rise to domestic structures.  To do this, presentations were given by global experts from multiple fields and concerns regarding timber construction, from fire safety to logistics.  They showcased the buildability benefits of engineered timber, fire safety of timber buildings, and sustainability benefits of using timber.  The intention was to bring a more practitioner focus that will complement the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) to be held in 2020. See the Future Timber Hub website or read article for more information: Future Timber Hub hosts 5th Pacific Timber Engineering Conference

Language: The official language of the conference is English


Organisation

Conference Chairs
Chairperson Professor Sritawat Kitipornchai
Co-Chairpersons Dr Vicki Lane and Professor Keith Crews
Local Organising Committee
A. Prof Dilum Fernando University of Queensland
Dr Joe Gattas University of Queensland
Dr Paola Leardini University of Queensland
Dr Cristian Maluk University of Queensland
Mr Kim Baber University of Queensland
Dr Juan Hidalgo University of Queensland
Dr David Lange University of Queensland
Dr Andres Osorio University of Queensland
Dr Sardar Malekmohammadi University of Technology Sydney
Dr Rijun Shrestha University of Technology Sydney
A. Prof Hamid Vali Pour Goudarzi University of New South Wales
A. Prof Benoit Gilbert Griffith University
Dr Anthony Abu University of Canterbury
Dr Minghao Li University of Canterbury
Dr Rob McGavin Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Queensland Government
Dr Adam Redman Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Queensland Government
Dr Henri Bailleres Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Queensland Government
Mr Andrea Stocchero New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited (SCION)
Professor Jeff Morrell University of the Sunshine Coast
Scientific Committee
Professor Jose Torero University College London
Professor Frank Lam University of British Columbia
Professor Sritawat Kitipornchai University of Queensland
Professor Keith Crews University of Technology Sydney
Professor Minjuan He Tongji University
Mr Tim Butler Lendlease
Dr Craig Gibbons Arup
Mr Toby Hodsdon Arup
A. Prof Tim Smith University of Sunshine Coast
Dr Angus Law University of Edinburgh
Mr Shane Robertson Hyne Timber
Mr Geoff Stringer CLTP Australia
A. Prof Dilum Fernando University of Queensland
Dr Joe Gattas University of Queensland
Dr Paola Leardini University of Queensland
Dr Cristian Maluk University of Queensland
Mr Kim Baber University of Queensland
Dr Juan Hidalgo University of Queensland
Dr David Lange University of Queensland
Dr Andres Osorio University of Queensland
Dr Sardar Malekmohammadi University of Technology Sydney
Dr Rijun Shrestha University of Technology Sydney
A. Prof Hamid Vali Pour Goudarzi University of New South Wales
A. Prof Benoit Gilbert Griffith University
Dr Anthony Abu University of Canterbury
Dr Minghao Li University of Canterbury
Dr Vicki Lane Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Queensland Government
Dr Rob McGavin Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Queensland Government
Dr Adam Redman Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Queensland Government
Dr Henri Bailleres Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Queensland Government
Mr Andrea Stocchero New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited (SCION)

Program

View the current Program (pdf)


Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Jose L. Torero

    Professor José​ L. Torero

    Professor Civil Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil, Environmental, Geomatic Engineering at University College London.

    Professor Torero works in the field of Fire Safety Engineering where he specialises in the behaviour of fire in complex environments such as forests, tall buildings, novel architectures, tunnels, aircraft and spacecraft.

    About my presentation

  • Toby Hodsdon

    Toby Hodsdon

    Associate Structural Engineer, ARUP

    Toby is an Associate Structural Engineer with 15 years’ experience in the design and construction of building structures. He has delivered a wide range of projects in Australia and internationally, including timber structures in the UK, United States, Malaysia and Australia.

    About my presentation

  • Professor Frank Lam

    Professor Frank Lam

    Senior Chair Professor Wood Building Design and Construction, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Professor Lam is an expert in engineered wood products and systems. With more than 30 years research, Professor Lam has contributed towards better understanding of the performance of engineered wood products and systems. In recognition of his contribution to the knowledge of wood as an engineering material, he was awarded the L.J. Markwardt Wood Engineering Award in 1999.

    About my presentation

  • Professor Minjuan He

    Professor Minjuan He

    Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, Tongji University, China

    Professor He is active in academic activities on timber engineering. Her research interests include load bearing capacity of timber connections, lateral resistance and seismic performance of timber structures, structural performance of wood based hybrid constructions and so on. She has published more than 200 academic papers.

    About my presentation

  • Anna Charalambous

    Anna Charalambous

    Project Manager, Lendlease DesignMake

    Anna is a qualified Industrial Designer and Project Manager with Lendlease DesignMake business which focuses on applying advanced design, manufacturing and assembly principles to the mass timber built form.

    About my presentation

  • Ben Owen

    Ben Owen

    Senior Construction Manager, Lendlease Building, ACT

    Ben was the Senior CM on the recent ANU redevelopment, a residential hall that is the first student residence in Australia to be built with cross laminated timber, an engineered wood that is making the construction of timber buildings a reality.

    About my presentation

Important Dates

Registration Closes

5 July 2019

Conference

10–12 July 2019


Conference Topics

Submissions under the following categories are welcomed:

  • Wood products and components
  • Computer-based methods
  • Timber architecture
  • Timber engineering
  • Implementations
Wood products and components

structural performance of materials; high performance wood products and building systems; new products and connections; vertical integration and industrialization of the wood chain

Computer-based methods

modelling of structures; modelling of materials; IT-based architectural design; computer-aided and digital manufacturing

Timber architecture

building physics and building skins; design practice; evaluation and comparison

Timber engineering

codes and international practices for timber structures; fire engineering; innovative structural design and construction; mixed, composite, and hybrid structures

Implementations

best practice examples and case studies; visions and challenges for future projects; public interest and incentives; teaching and dissemination


About Brisbane

Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland, with a population of just over 2 million, Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia, behind Sydney and Melbourne. The city enjoys an enviable subtropical climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. During the winter months, when the conference takes place, weather is typically dry and mild with mean temperatures between 11-21°C. Early mornings and nights can be crisp, but overnight lows rarely drop below 9°C . Life in Brisbane is laid back with a focus on outdoor activities. With beautiful, clear sunny skies and plenty of sunshine, winter weather just perfect for everyone to get out there and enjoy.


Transportation

Air Travel

Brisbane’s award winning International Airport is located just 13 kilometres or 20 minutes from the city centre and from the Convention Centre. With superior airport infrastructure and operating 24 hours a day, Brisbane Airport directly services 31international destinations each week and 52 domestic destinations.

Driving

M1 Pacific Motorway connects Brisbane to the surrounding regions.

Driving times:

  • Gold Coast – 1 hour south
  • Sunshine Coast – 1½ hours north
  • Toowoomba – 1.5 hours west
  • Byron Bay – 2 hours south
  • Sydney – 10 hours south

Getting around

Brisbane has an excellent network of public transport network consisting of buses, taxis, trains and ferries. The conference venue is conveniently located with major attractions and destinations within.


Currency

Brisbane uses Australian Currency Australian Dollars (AUD). Currency can be converted or Travellers Cheques cashed at banks and Bureau de Change. Retailers and restaurants clearly advertise with signage which credit cards they will accept. In Australia the most accepted credit cards are Visa and Mastercard, with American Express and Diners Cards accepted in many but not all establishments.

 


Contact

For further information, please contact ptec2019@civil.uq.edu.au.

When
All day

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 to Friday, 12 July 2019

Where

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street,
​South Brisbane QLD 4101

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RSVP
TO REGISTER

Registration closes - Friday, 5 July 2019

Registration, unless otherwise stated, includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, Welcome Reception on Wednesday 10 July 2019 and the Banquet Dinner on Thursday 11 July 2019.

Full Rate – AUD$850.00
Full-time Student Rate – AUD$500 or AUD$350.00 (excluding Banquet Dinner)
Day Rate – AUD$450.00

Register now

All prices are in AUD and inclusive of GST

 

Organisers


Future Timber Hub - ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub

In collaboration with

School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland

Level 5, Advanced Engineering Building, Building 49,
The University of Queensland, Staff House Rd, St Lucia QLD 4072
Email: ptec2019@civil.uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3443 1360

Silver Sponsors

EWPAA Silver Sponsor

Hyne Timber Silver Sponsor

Tilling Silver Sponsor

Wood Solutions Silver Sponsor


Exhibitors

Rothoblaas
Responsible Wood
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