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Tall timber is changing the Perth skyline

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Northbridge – Fremantle – Perth CBD: these are just a few of the WA locations set to have their skyline transformed by the construction of tall timber buildings in the very near future. The 2019 Built Evolution Conference, being held at Crown Perth on Thursday 4 April, will explore how traditional timber framing and new mass timber building systems are revolutionising the design and construction sector in Australia. Source: Timberbiz

The conference will explore how amendments to the National Construction Code (NCC) will be heralding a new era of opportunity for mid/high-rise timber buildings and the speaker list combines international, national and local speakers who are at the forefront of the design, engineering and delivery of these projects.

Run by WA company Timber Insight, the conference features keynote speaker Nick Milestone, director of William Hare Group UK, who is internationally acknowledged as being at the forefront of multi-storey timber construction.

Other guest speakers include James Fitzpatrick, founding director of Fitzpatrick + Partners Architects, one of Australia’s leading commercial architecture practices and Callum Lillywhite, senior structural engineer from Aurecon who will discuss how 25 King, Australia’s tallest timber office building, came to life and the structural implications of using timber.

Timber Insight managing director, Ian Meachem, said the conference will be attended by the top tier of Perth’s building and design professionals.

“Tall timber building construction is incredibly topical in Perth right now,” Mr Meachem said.

“There are nearly half a dozen projects in Perth either now having DA approval or about to gain approval. These buildings range up to 10 storeys high and combined with dozens now under construction on the east coast, are part of a rapidly growing technology and construction system in Australia.”

A high-calibre trade exhibition of products, systems and services will be present to discuss solutions for multi-storey residential and commercial buildings.