Multi-Storey Residential Timber Buildings in Australia: Where is the education

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Show simple item record Thomas, D Ding, GK Crews, KI
dc.contributor.editor Kamatdeen, I
dc.contributor.editor Newton, S
dc.contributor.editor Lim, B
dc.contributor.editor Loosemore, M 2012-10-12T03:36:52Z 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA), 37th AUBEA International Conference: Proceedings, 2012, pp. 163 - 170
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-646-58127-9
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.description.abstract There is a growing interest in the construction of medium rise residential timber buildings internationally. A number of developers in Australia are seeking to complete the first structural timber residential building over four storeys high. The most widely advertised is a 10-storey timber apartment building in planning for the city of Melbourne, to be built to 'Passive House' standards. Amongst a number of challenges that face Australian building companies adopting this innovative construction technique is the lack of skill and experience in construction professionals that have worked on medium rise timber structural buildings. The current practice for the design of structural frame for residential buildings over four storeys high is in the use reinforced concrete and steel. Previous studies have revealed that although construction professionals have an interest in innovative timber structures their preference for working with concrete and steel is based on previous education and familiarity with the materials. Preliminary investigations have revealed that Australian university degree courses in Architecture, Civil/Construction Engineering and Construction Project Management receive little or no education on engineered timber medium rise residential buildings construction. This paper aims at investigating the current uptake, demand, opportunities and barriers for timber use in residential buildings. This paper presents the results of semi-structured interviews with Australian construction professionals and tertiary education providers and highlights the challenges they face in adapting to innovations entering their industry. Finally this paper presents strategies on how these two sectors can work cooperatively to incorporate multi storey timber building education into universities across Australia.
dc.format Jessica Robinson
dc.publisher The University of New South Wales
dc.title Multi-Storey Residential Timber Buildings in Australia: Where is the education
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA), 37th AUBEA International Conference: Proceedings
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 163 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 170 en_US DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference 37th AUBEA International Conference
dc.for 090506 Structural Engineering
dc.for 1202 Building
dc.personcode 930410
dc.personcode 951199
dc.personcode 105728
dc.percentage 66 en_US Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom 37th AUBEA International Conference en_US 20120704 en_US 2012-07-04
dc.location.activity Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords Construction professionals; residential; tertiary education; barriers; timber. en_US
dc.description.keywords Limited commitment
dc.description.keywords Mechanism design
dc.description.keywords Money
dc.description.keywords Private information
dc.description.keywords Record-keeping
dc.description.keywords Construction professionals
dc.description.keywords residential
dc.description.keywords tertiary education
dc.description.keywords barriers
dc.description.keywords timber.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Built Infrastructure
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Students
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history School of Built Environment (ID: 332)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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