Invest in your career: our first Intensive Timber Engineering Course

THEORY IN PRACTICE

THEORY IN PRACTICE: THE PHASES OF TIMBER CONSTRUCTION USING A FULL-SCALE MODEL

The course will be a mixture of practical installation along with theoretical lectures and insights.

Why participating?

The goal is to learn how to build a timber structure in a workmanlike manner, to learn and practice all phases of construction of a timber building, avoiding the most common mistakes on site and during the design phase.

Duration: 16 hours

Target:

  • Carpenters who want to get a deeper know-how on timber construction, governing well both theory and practice
  • Construction companies who want to train their workers through a practical and theoretical course (avoiding or reducing time-consuming training on the construction site)
  • Construction foreman and project managers
  • Designers who want to touch the timber building site and understand its construction details

To sum up

The course takes place in an area where timber has always been part of the culture. It is quite a unique chance to get a wide knowledge on the theory and practice of a timber building. It consists of 16 hours of applied theory. Each practical moment will be accompanied by a theoretical explanation useful for understanding the construction phases of CLT and glulam (mass timber) structures. In the course you will work on a full-scale model on which you can experiment:

  • handling of structural elements
  • the realization of hidden connections
  • the laying of the membranes
  • the laying of tapes and profiles for airtightness
  • the correct hygrometric behaviour of the construction
  • The waterproofing of the building

Content

Day 1

Assembly of a section of a timber building, from the foundations to the roof structure. The practical assembly phases are accompanied by theoretical explanations on the advantages of the different connections, the installation method, the resistance, the stiffness, the fire resistance and the ductility, in order to have a wide knowledge on the laying of the structures, the solutions for connections, construction details and construction phases. In particular, the following details will be installed and examined: connection to the ground, pillar bases, hidden connections, hold-down and shear angle brackets, innovative connections.

Day 2

Conclusion of the full-scale section of the structure: waterproofing, airtightness and wind tightness. Waterproofing of the ground connection with concrete curb or aluminum profile to ensure durability. Theoretical part relating to acoustic solutions for timber structures, the laying and choice of membranes and the correct taping. The training on construction site will be completed by lectures to fully understand the subject and also dominate the theory.

Registration includes

  • 2 overnight stays in a hotel for the night before the course start and the night between the first and second day of the course (the organization and management of contacts with the hotels is the responsibility of Rothoblaas). It is possible to request one or more additional nights not included in the price.
  • Breakfast and lunch for both days (one dinner is organized by Rothoblaas, but it is not included in the price).

Course speakers:

Ing. Matteo Andreottola - Rothoblaas
Arch. Chiara Santamaria - Rothoblaas
Ing. Steffen Uphoff - Rothoblaas
Ing. Alessio Maffeo - Rothoblaas
Ing. Marius Soflete
Ing. Uwe Amplatz
Ing. Jens Hackethal

Rothoblaas Headquarter
08:15 08:30

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS AND INTRODUCTION OF THE COURSE

08:30 09:30

THE POTENTIAL OF CLT, MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS, PRODUCTION AND SITE ORGANIZATION

09:30 10:30

CONNECTIONS FOR CLT STRUCTURES, THE GROUND CONNECTION OF WALLS AND COLUMNS

10:30 10:45

COFFEE BREAK

10:45 11:45

INSTALLATION OF THE GROUND CONNECTION

Waterproofing, structural connection to concrete curb and aluminum profile
11:45 12:30

INSTALLATION OF THE WALL ELEMENTS OF THE GROUND FLOOR WITH FASTENING WITH SCREWS AND OTHER MORE EFFECTIVE AND FASTER METHODS

Handling with hook lifting method and stabilization and leveling with mounting supports
12:30 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30 14:00

INSTALLATION OF THE COLUMN WITH THE PILLAR BASE

14:00 15:00

HIDDEN CONNECTIONS, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES, ASSESSMENT OF MINIMUM DISTANCES OF CONNECTIONS, POSITIONING OF CONNECTIONS, ASSESSMENT OF RESISTANCE AND CALCULATION PROGRAMS

15:00 15:15

PAUSE

15:15 16:15

INSTALLATION OF HIDDEN GROUND FLOOR CONNECTIONS AND ACOUSTIC INSULATION PROFILES

16:15 16:45

INSTALLATION OF THE FLOOR AND THE WALL ELEMENTS OF THE SECOND FLOOR

16:45 17:45

INSTALLATION OF THE ROOFING ELEMENTS (BEAMS AND JOINTS) WITH DIFFERENT CONNECTION METHODS

Rothoblaas Headquarter
08:30 09:30

WATERPROOFING, WIND TIGHTNESS AND AIRTIGHTNESS OF CLT BUILDINGS

09:30 10:30

LABORATORY OF MEMBRANES

Tests, characteristics, reaction to fire, monolithic and microporous membranes
10:30 10:45

COFFEE BREAK

10:45 12:30

WATERPROOFING OF INTERNAL WALLS AND ROOFING WITH EXPLANATION OF CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

12:30 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30 14:00

REALIZATION OF THE VENTILATED FACADE

DGZ and fixing design, hygrometric verification of the building
14:00 15:00

WATERPROOFING, AIRTIGHTNESS, ACOUSTICS AND WALL WINDOW INSULATION

15:00 16:00

WATERPROOFING, AIRTIGHTNESS, ACOUSTICS AND INSULATION OF THE ROOF/WALL WINDOW OPENING

15:00 15:15

PAUSE

15:15 16:15

ACOUSTICS IN A TIMBER STRUCTURE: THEORY AND PRACTICE

16:15 17:30

THE FLAT ROOF IN TIMBER STRUCTURES: SOLUTIONS AND PRACTICAL EXAMPLE WITH DOUBLE, SELF-ADHESIVE BITUMINOUS MEMBRANE