Cross Laminated Timber - Insulating and Achieving Airtightness - ONLINE TRAINING

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This seminar is now taking place online and is open to all (previously scheduled for London)

This new half-day course on CLT is likely to be very popular, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Cross Laminated Timber construction has seen a vast increase in popularity in recent years and is providing a welcome shift from energy intensive traditional construction such as masonry and steel. Projects are diverse and widespread throughout the UK from multi-storey residential buildings in London to affordable housing projects on the Isle of Mull.

The UK is now in a unique position to capitalise on the success and momentum of these builds with more ground-breaking CLT projects completed and planned across various sectors including commercial, residential and educational.

The course is delivered by experienced trainers Niall Crosson, Neil Turner and Fintan Wallace of Ecological Building Systems, as well as trainers Peter Moonen, National Sustainability Manager at the Canadian Wood Council; Paul Southcott, Technical Consultant, HECO-Schrauben Germany and Michael Foerster, Construction Engineer & Export Manager, pro clima.

Ecological Building Systems are longstanding Green Register partners, experts in natural wood fibre insulation, incorporating intelligent airtightness and windtightness solutions as well as specialist fixing systems, focusing on how best to optimise the design and on-site delivery of truly high performance mass timber constructions.


08.50 - 09.00  Registration / joining online training session

09.00 – 09.10  Opening Address and Introduction
Niall Crosson, Group Technical Manager, Ecological Building Systems  BTech, MEngSc,MIEI, CEPHC

09.10 – 10.00  Why Wood and the Lessons Learnt with CLT (& Questions)
Peter Moonen, National Sustainability Manager, Canadian Wood Council

10.00 - 10.30  Woodfibre and insulation and CLT
Neil Turner, Technical Sales Manager, Ecological Building Systems 

10.30 - 10.40  Break

10.40 – 11.10  Airtightness and CLT
Fintan Wallace, Architectural Technologist Ecological Building Systems Bsc. Arch Tech, CEPHD&T

11.10 – 11.40 Fixing Calculations for CLT and Woodfibre Insulation
Paul Southcott, Technical Consultant, HECO-Schrauben Germany

11.40 – 12.10 Temporary weather protection and CLT
Michael Foerster, Engineer / Head of Applications Technology, pro clima

12.10 – 12.40 International and National Case CLT Case Studies
Niall Crosson and Fintan Wallace, Ecological Building Systems

12.40 – 12.55 Question and Answer session

12.55  Close

About the trainers

Niall Crosson is Group Technical Manager at Ecological Building Systems. Niall holds a degree as a Bachelor of Technology (1st class Hons.) and a Masters Eng. Sc. He is also a Certified Passivhaus Consultant. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Green Building Council and provides guidance on a number of national standard committees. He has provided guidance to many awards winning low energy projects in Ireland and the UK. He has also co-authored and authored chapters for a number of low energy building publications including The Passivhaus Handbook and The Passivhaus Designers Manual. Niall also provides regular technical contributions to a number of construction publications including The Journal of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

Michael Foerster has been lead technical engineer with pro clima for more than 10 years. He provides input to various technical and standards committees with a particular focus on air and windtightness membranes, tapes and durable sealing solutions. Michael has also published a number of building physics technical papers for pro clima. He combines practical construction applications with extensive specialist knowledge with a focus on cost-effectiveness. He is Head of Applications Technology and Quality Assurance at pro clima, and also has civil engineering and business administration qualification. Michael is also a qualified carpenter.

Peter Moonen studied Marine Biology, Zoology and Forestry the University of British Columbia and has used that science-based foundation as a technical communications specialist to advance a better understanding of wood products and the forest sector. He has more than 30 years experience dealing with regulatory, environmental, sustainability and operational issues. He is National Sustainability Manager for the Canadian Wood Council (CWC), a technical and knowledge transfer organization, which provides free technical support to designers, contractors, building and fire officials, owners and regulators to build a strong wood culture in Canada through education, training and awareness.  
Peter regularly presents on achieving greater sustainability, durability and the appropriate use of wood in Asia, Europe and throughout North America to design professionals, contractors, educators, regulators and building officials. He was an organizer and session facilitator at the UN Timber Committee and reviewer specializing in wood and the green economy for the Forest Products Annual Market Review published by the UNECE, and is a member of the Low Carbon-Assets through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA^2) Initiative of the National Research Council of Canada.

Paul Southcott has been with HECO-Schrauben as a Technical Consultant since 2014. In the course of its 125-year history, HECO-Schrauben has seen a gradual and healthy growth. Today, they are one of the leading screw manufacturers in Germany. A trained Carpenter and Building Technician at the Steinbeiss-.Schule in Stuttgart, Paul has vast experience working on projects both in Germany and throughout Europe. He is based in Germany at the HECO-Schrauben factory and trains and supports clients in the calculations required for fastening constructions safely and reliably.

Neil Turner is Technical Sales Manager at Ecological Building Systems. A BBA-competent U-value assessor, who has been involved in developing CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) European standards, Neil has extensive experience in the building products sector. Neil advises architects, contractors and timber frame specialists on the specification of sustainable insulation products and has been involved in numerous sustainable projects throughout the UK.

Recent projects that Neil has been involved with include:

  • Bristol City Council affordable Passivhaus housing scheme with pro clima systems, Halstatt Construction and Gale & Snowden Architects
  • York Road Montpelier Bristol, internal and external renovation with Diathonite Evolution system, Andrew Dale Architects
  • Oak Meadow Primary School, Thomas Vale Construction and Cygnum pro clima
  • West Dulwich Passivhaus new build pro clima systems, RDA Architects

Fintan Wallace is an Architectural Technologist at Ecological Building Systems. Graduating from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2011 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Architectural Technology, it was here in D.I.T’s Bolton Street where Fintan developed a strong interest in low energy and Passivhaus design. From here he continued his studies becoming both a Certified European Passivhaus designer and tradesperson. Fintan has travelled to Baden Württemberg in Germany to study passive housing and sustainable energy technology, gaining significant knowledge regarding the use of natural insulations in timber frame and solid wall constructions. Latterly Fintan has been involved extensively in a deep energy retrofit of a property to the Enerphit standard in the west of Ireland. Recent projects that Fintan has been involved with include:

  • Vitsoe, CLT Factory, Gutex and pro clima systems, Waugh Thistleton Architects.
  • Chelsea Barracks refurbishment, pro clima systems.
  • Lower Royd Farm, Passivhaus refurbishment with Diathonite.

What have delegates said about previous seminars with EBS?

"Excellent ... good mix of technical and practical demonstration."
"Excellent diagrams clearly explaining the concepts and practical examples and common problem descriptions."
"Very clear, helpful and very well done!"

Fees: £65 members / £99 non-members

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April 7th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   12:55 PM
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United Kingdom

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