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

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dc.contributor.author Ding, Grace en_US
dc.contributor.author Crews, Keith en_US
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Doug en_US
dc.contributor.editor Kamatdeen, I., Newton, S., Lim, B., and Loosemore, M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:36:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:36:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011005773 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thomas Douglas, Ding Grace, and Crews Keith 2012, 'Multi-Storey Residential Timber Buildings in Australia: Where is the education', , The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, , pp. 163-170. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-646-58127-9 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19382
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher The University of New South Wales en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Multi-Storey Residential Timber Buildings in Australia: Where is the education en_US
dc.parent Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA), 37th AUBEA International Conference: Proceedings en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 163 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 170 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120200 en_US
dc.personcode 91093272 en_US
dc.personcode 951199 en_US
dc.personcode 930410 en_US
dc.percentage 66 en_US
dc.classification.name Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom 37th AUBEA International Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20120704 en_US
dc.location.activity Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords Construction professionals; residential; tertiary education; barriers; timber. en_US
dc.staffid 930410 en_US


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