School of Civil Engineering

About PTEC 2019

PTEC 2019 aims to provide a forum for industry and both young and experienced academics, practitioners, researchers, and research students in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere in the world, to share the latest developments in research and application of timber in construction. The intention is to bring a more practitioner focus that will complement the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) to be held in 2020. See 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)


Conference Submission

Call for Extended Abstracts

Up to two page extended abstracts are requested. Full paper submissions are not required. Abstracts should be emailed to ptec2019@civil.uq.edu.au by 15 April 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

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission

15 April 2019 (abstracts will be reviewed as they arrive)

Notification of abstract acceptance

by 30 April 2019 (notification of acceptance will occur as abstract is approved)

Deadline for early bird registration

15 May 2019

Conference

10–12 July 2019

 


Keynote Speakers

Professor Jose L. Torero
Professor and Head of University College London Department of Civil, Environmental, Geomatic & Environmental Engineering

Dr Craig Gibbons
ARUP Fellow, Principal, Buildings Australasia

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

Professor Minjuan He
Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, Tongji University, China

Anna Charalambous
Project Manager, Lendlease DesignMake

Ben Owen
Senior Construction Manager, Lendlease Building, ACT

 


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

RSVP

Early Bird Rate (register before 15 May 2019) – AUD$700.00
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
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.

 

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