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Outdoor Timber: Design & Specification Basics: TS1912

Edgar (Ted) Stubbersfield
Formal CPD
1 Hour - FORMAL
Duration: 00:48:55
As you will hear from this talk, Ted is a wealth of knowledge on the selection and use of timber outdoors. With timber again being readily used both structurally and for architectural features, this talk provides a basic platform of knowledge to assist with:
  • Timber Design and climate dependancy
  • Timber/Species Selection
  • Timber Performance
  • Australian Standards
This CPD course relates to the following AACA NCSA Elements: 5, 6, 7, & 8
  • To understand the importance of climate in the selection of timber for outdoor use
  • To appreciate the extent to which the species plays in the performance of timber outside
  • To appreciate the issues associated with determining suitable timber grades
  • To gain an increased understanding of what teh Australian Standards men, or don't mean, with regard to timber suitability for specific outdoor requirements
  • To increase awareness of how to design for timber performance; be aware of the Seven Deadly Sins of outdoor timber design
  • Understand the importance of verifying, the timber, treatment and design of a job.
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA


    Edgar (Ted) Stubbersfield grew up Gatton, Queensland, Australia.  Ted and his parents before him operated a sawmill, Gatton Sawmilling Company which specialised in high quality hardwoods.  This small country mill won many awards for the quality of its hardwood and its innovative products.  In 1997, Ted started his own business; Outdoor Structures Australia (OSA) with the aim of specialising in weather exposed timber structures such as boardwalks and bridges.  He undertook several formal research projects to allow him to understand and the special requirements of this very difficult application. 

    Now in his semi-retirement, when not delivering CPD sessions, he works as a consultant advising mainly local government on how to maximise service life while minimising maintenance on their bridges and decks.  He is also writing down what he has learnt over a lifetime, so it need not be relearnt.  These new books explains good and bad practice in the area in which they deal and, very importantly, have design checklists so you don’t miss those areas that are likely to impact longevity.