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Summer+Winter Session

18th - 22nd of July 2022
12th - 16th of December 2022

€ 3.900 Pre-booking 30th of September (full price € 4.200)

Full pack, register for both courses and get 7% discount.

 

Build your future in timber construction, become a designer specialising in multi-storey buildings and get your career off the ground.

 

The complete course offers a knowledge of the material timber, from the basics to an increasingly specific and high level in-depth study.

 

Calculation codes, CLT structures and seismic calculations are just some of the topics that will be covered during the course.

 

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Program Summer Session - Module 1
Introductory and Basis of design (10.5h)

General Introduction: Sustainability, role of forests, forest-based circular bio-economy, potential for timber constructions.

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

0.5 h

Wood Material: Characteristics, anatomy, physical and mechanical properties of the wooden material.

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

1.0 h

Wood products: Description, types and grading of wood structural materials.

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

1.5 h

Structural forms: Different timber structural types: balloon vs platform framing, heavy vs light-frames, domes, trusses, curved beams, and portal frames

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

1.0 h

Building codes & Design Standards: Description of the various national codes and standards for timber structures: Eurocode, Canadian and American design standards.

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

1.0 h

Design principles for timber structures: Safety concepts, load cases and resistance, structural conception and bracing systems

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa; Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE

2.0 h

Design of simple structural members: Design of beams and columns for basic loading (compression, tension, shear, bending)

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE

2.0 h

Serviceability limit states and vibrations: Design for deflection, stability and vibrations

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE

0.5 h

Exercise: Design of beams and columns

Speaker: Eng. Matteo Andreottola, Rothoblaas

1.0 h

Program Summer Session - Module 2

Connections, Stability & Installation (19.5h)

Design of timber connections: Design of connections with dowel type fasteners, design principles, minimum distances, issues to avoid in the design methods.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (2.5 h), Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (2.5 h), Eng. Matteo Andreottola, Rothoblaas  (1.0 h)

6.0 h

Stability of members and structures: Beam and column buckling, verification and design solutions

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

2.0 h

Tapered beams, trusses, frames and bracings: Calculation methods, design issues and solutions, structural concepts, and deflection.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE

1.5 h

Exercise: Connection, stability, and bracings

Speaker: Eng. Matteo Andreottola, Rothoblaas

2.0 h

Structural reinforcements of timber elements: Reinforcements for compression and tension perpendicular to the grain, rolling shear, curved beams, tapered beams and penetrations.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE

1.0 h

Composite floors: Types of composite floors, stiffness, connections, different uses and solutions, calculation methods and construction details.

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

1.5 h

Durability of timber structures, part 1: Design of adequate connection to the ground. Details to guarantee durability of timber structures. Corrosion resistance, waterproofing and airtightness.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Paolo Grossi, Rothoblaas

1.0 h

Case study of mass timber structures: Study of a mass timber structure, design challenges, installation methods, innovative solutions.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Paolo Grossi, Rothoblaas

1.0 h

Fire design of timber structures, Part 1: Physical phenomenon, calculation methods, design solutions, and connection details

Speaker: Eng. Roberto Modena, Rubner Holzbau

1.5 h

Discussion and presentations by attendees: Final design exercise where the attendees carry out design of a timber structure and discuss the design choices with the rest of the group and instructors.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE, Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

2.0 h

Program Winter Session - Module 1
Buildings (15h)

Design of light timber frame structures: General description, design for gravity and lateral load, stiffness, and design of connection systems.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (2.0 h), Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (3.0 h)

5.0 h

Design of CLT structures: General description, production and installation, CLT as a structural material, design for gravity and lateral loads, stiffness, and design for connection systems.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (3.0 h), Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (1.0 h)

4.0 h

Exercise: structural design of a timber building

Speaker: Eng. Matteo Andreottola, Rothoblaas

2.0 h

Durability of timber structures, Part 2: Details to ensure durability of timber structures. Corrosion resistance in aggressive environment, design of flat roofs, and avoiding condensation risk.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Paolo Grossi, Rothoblaas

2.0 h

Case study of timber bridges and large-span structures, Part 2: Design challenges, installation methods, and innovative solutions.

Speaker: Eng. Paolo Grossi, Rothoblaas

2.0 h

Program Winter Session - Module 2

Extreme loading, dynamic behaviour and modelling (15h)

Introduction to extreme loading: Design of structures subjected to extreme loads (Wind, earthquake, fire, blast and tornadoes)

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

1.0 h

Seismic design: Calculation methods of a structure subjected to seismic loads, connection types, ductility and energy dissipation of energy, and design of shear walls and diaphragms.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (2.0h) + Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (2.0h)

4.0 h

Modelling: Modelling of structures using finite elements, calculation of horizontal forces on the different shear walls and on connections.

Speaker: Dr.  Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (1.0 h), Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (1.0 h)

2.0 h

Fire design level 2: Calculation methods for structural elements and connections protected and not protected, fire design of CLT.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Andrea Frangi, ETH Zurich

3.0 h

Exercise: seismic, modelling  and fire

Speaker: Eng. Matteo Andreottola, Rothoblaas

2.0 h

Structural design for Blast and Tornados

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

1.0 h

Discussion and presentations by attendees: Final design exercise where attendees carry out design of a mass timber structure for fire, seismic actions and extreme loadings and discuss the design choices with the rest of the group and instructors.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (1.0 h), Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (1.0 h)

2.0 h

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