Docent lecture - Robert Jockwer

​Current challenges and ongoing developments for high-performance timber structures

In recent years, timber construction has enjoyed great popularity, both from an architectural, social, engineering and technical point of view. More and more tall wooden buildings are being built and structures of high complexity, special purpose, or unprecedented form are being developed. This is made possible by the development of new wood materials, connection technologies, processing methods, and construction types. However, with this rapid development comes new challenges and a critical review of the fundamentals of timber engineering is required to meet the new demands. 

In this lecture, this critical review will be undertaken and a strategy for responding to the issues and challenges ahead will be presented. An insight will be given into some ongoing research activities in the Group for Lightweight Structures at Chalmers that contribute to a better understanding of and new solutions for modern timber structure.  

Welcome to the docent lecture of Robert Jockwer, division af Structural Engineering. The lecture is around 30 minutes plus some time for questions, followed by a common fika celebration.
Category Lecture
Location: SB-S393, seminar room, Samhällsbyggnad I-II, Campus Johanneberg
Starts: 29 September, 2022, 13:00
Ends: 29 September, 2022, 14:00

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