Learn more about working with mass timber at an upcoming Theory in Practice course in Philadelphia for installers and designers. This course is to help you gain a complete understanding of how a timber construction should be designed and installed. 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, and avoiding the most common mistakes on site and during the design phase.

Theory in Practice: The Phases of Timber Construction Using a Full-Scale Model
When: May 4 – 5, 2023
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Registration includes two overnight stays in a hotel for the night before the course start and the night between the first and second day of the course. Breakfast and lunch for both days.

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.