Saturday, May 26, 2018

Digital Design and Fabrication of Timber Plate Structures


Date: 23 July 2018
Venue: University of Queensland, Centre for Future Timber Structures, Brisbane

In this one-day continuing professional development course, Joe Gattas, Kim Baber (UQ Brisbane) and Christopher Robeller (DTC Kaiserslautern) will introduce computational design strategies for cutting-edge timber building technologies, including digital fabrication of integral timber joints and end-to-end digital design workflows for timber plate structures. This includes:
  • An introduction to engineered wood products (EWPs), mass timber structures, and CNC timber manufacturing
  • Parametric design of integral mechanical joints for various types of timber constructions
  • The design workflow for a simple structure using 2D parts and joints

An example will use the Rhino/Grasshopper Digital Fabrication Toolbox. We recommend that the participants in the workshop have a basic understanding of Rhino and Grasshopper. 

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