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Timber Rich Construction & Pre-Fab: GN1809

Prof Gregory Nolan
Formal CPD
2 Hours - FORMAL
Duration: 01:06:15
Prof Gregory Nolan is the Director of Sustainable Architecture at the University of Tasmania.
This talk is in two parts. In the first part, his focus is on timber rich construction, establishing a descriptive framework for construction types and methods using timber.
The second part is a project case study, a pre-fabricated multi-residential student housing project on campus in Launceston, Tasmania. This completed project serves to illustrate the benefits of both timber rich construction, as well as the opportunities of pre-fabrication. Both combined in this project leads to an outstanding success!
This CPD course relates to the following AACA NCSA Elements: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, & 8
At the completion of this course you will:
  • Understand the definitions used to describe timber construction
  • Appreciate the benefits of timber-rich building
  • Appreciate the various process options for timber construction
  • Develop an insight into the different approaches to pre-fabrication, especially timber rich building. 
  • Understand the NRAS Inveresk project requirements and design strategies
  • Appreciate the specific conditions that lead to a prefabricated timber construction decision
  • Understand the construction options and the pre-fabrication approaches used in the project
  • Gain insight into the level of innovation that the project generated both in design and construction
  • Appreciate the benefits of prototyping the pre-fabricated modules to improve quality and efficiency

              Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • PRESENTER
              • FORMAL CPD/CPE POINTS

              • PROF GREGORY NOLAN

                Associate Professor
                Director, Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood

                Greg Nolan is an Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania's School of Architecture and Design, and is the Director of the University's Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood. Between 1978 & 1995 Greg completed his Bachelor of Science (Architecture), Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and became a Registered Architect. In addition to past and current design with timber, Greg is involved in efforts to gain the most from Australia's plantation resources. Since 1994 Greg has researched and published copious amounts of books, journal articles, and conference publications, all with a key focus in sustainable design, environmental aspects of construction and building performance, as well as the broader use of renewable materials in the built environment. Greg is an experienced research manager and has directed and conducted numerous industry funded works.