Webinar: Mass timber knowledge exchange

A joined seminar by ASBP and natureplus on German and UK perspectives for mass timber on Thursday 16th September, 13:00-15:00 BST (14:00-16:00 CEST), Online

Join the Alliance for Sustainable Buildings Products (ASBP) and natureplus in partnership with the Laudes Foundation, for a knowledge exchange event on mass timber construction. We’ll be joined by experts from Germany and the UK to discuss the barriers to mass timber construction and how to overcome them, including insurance, fire and water-related challenges. Plus, we’ll receive updates on forward-thinking initiatives and best practice design/case studies to enable more mass timber buildings.
Who is this aimed at? This webinar is aimed at architects, designers, specifiers, manufacturers and anyone working within the mass timber industry.

What is mass timber?

Mass timber (short for “massive timber") products consist of multiple layers of timber, laminated using glues or fasteners to create solid panels or beams. There are several types of mass timber products including Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) an Dowel Laminated Timber, commonly known as Brettstapel. Massive timber products can be utilised in many different building types, particularly in larger building structures to take advantage of their inherent strength.


All times are displayed in BST (British Summer Time), CEST (Central European Summer Time) is one hour later

13.00 Introduction and welcome – Joe Giddings, Director Timber Accelerator Hub, and Tilmann Kramolisch Director natureplus
13.05 An update on Built by Nature: A new initiative convened by Laudes Foundation and other like-minded organisations to focus on deep decarbonisation and whole life carbon – James Drinkwater, Head of Built Environment, Laudes Foundation

The German perspective

13.15 Designing in mass timber – Jeroen Meissner, Partner and Partner
13.30 Mass timber, insurance and fire/water – Reinhard Eberl-Pacan, brandschutz plus GmbH 
13.45 Supporting the timber industry and the work of the Timber Construction Initiative – Jan Bulmer, Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection, Baden-Wuerttemberg 

The UK perspective 

14.00 Mass timber and construction/building insurance in the UK – Dominic Lion, Gallagher 
14.15 Structure and fire protection. A solution for residential developments, with fire stopping checks in the factory – Kelly Harrison, Whitby Wood 
14.30 The Golden Thread: End to End Quality Assurance in mass timber buildings, from early design to compliant delivery – Adedayo Shittu Balogun, EURBAN 

14.45 Discussion
15.00 End

Key details

Date: Thursday 16th September
Timings: 13:00-15:00 BST
Location: Online (Zoom)
o    ASBP/natureplus members – £10 + VAT
o    Member of partner organisation* – £15 + VAT
o    Non-member/General admittance – £20 + VAT
Registration: Via Eventbrite
Following registration, you will receive an email with joining instructions for the Zoom webinar (a few days before the event). If you have any queries, please contact larry@asbp.org.uk.
*(AECB, Building Performance Network, BWF, CIBSE, Fit for the Future, Good Homes Alliance, Passivhaus Trust, STA, STBA, The Green Register, TTF, Woodknowledge Wales) 

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