CAWP Update: New Trends in Timber Engineering and Architecture

Posted by Rumin Mann
October 7th, 2011

Special presentation by Professor Julius Natterer, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Date & Time: Monday, October 17, 3:30-5.00pm
Admission: Free

Few people over the last 30 years have had such a formative influence on the development of timber engineering as Julius Natterer. As a structural engineer he has vigorously promoted the use of timber in architecture and applied it in a wide range of different structural systems. As a professor at Lausanne Federal Polytechnic Institute, he headed the Institute for Wood Structures from 1978 until 2006, where he taught and carried out research. His construction projects have included a wide range of innovative bridges, academic buildings, and the roof of the Expo World Exhibition in Hanover. His work on development, experimentation, and design continues. In this presentation, he will highlight new trends in timber engineering and architecture. A more complete biography can be found at

This presentation will be of interest to architects and structural engineers involved in or interested in timber construction projects.

Room 2916, Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall,
UBC Point Grey campus, Vancouver

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For more information, please contact CAWP at , phone 604-822-6448 or call toll free (North America) to 1-866-822-2297.

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