The Timber Talks seminar programme at Timber Expo 2012 will take place inside three bespoke structures that showcase the benefits of timber construction.
Running across both the days of the event on 25 and 26 September, the seminar programme will include nearly 100 sessions and will be one of the most comprehensive, stimulating and thought provoking programmes dealing with timber in its many applications.
Seminar Theatre 1 - UKSIPS
The UKSIPS Helix Theatre will be hard to miss. Its creative structure will be one of the highlights of the show and the name comes from the view from above. The sculpted roof panels form the shape of a helix and although it is purely an aesthetic aspect of the structure, it is designed to demonstrate that intricate shapes and overhangs can be achieved using SIPS technology. The 60sqm footprint has only one structural beam – the ridge beam that runs down the centreline of the roof structure.
Seminar Theatre 2 – Frame Wise
You will see a full range of panel systems including the new ‘Wise Wall’ series that was developed last autumn. There will also be glulam framework on the ground floor, cross laminated timber (CLT) for partitions, raised tie roof trusses plus various types of non-combustible wall panels. This will demonstrate how well the industry can work together and come up with ‘Smart Timber Solutions’. TV screens on one of the external walls will run a time lapse film of the seminar theatre structure being erected from blank exhibition floor to finished completed building.
Seminar Theatre 3 – Deeside Timberframe & James Jones & Sons
The structure is mainly single storey but incorporates the James Jones IntelliRoof system over one end of the theatre. The roof system will include a Velux Cabrio balcony window and there will be a JJI-Joist cassette floor panel to complete the room in the roof design. The wall panels will be made up of JJI, metal web and space studs (220mm deep) ranging in height from 2.4 up to 3.6m high clad with 9mm OSB sheathing with the walls sloping up from the main entrance towards the room in the roof section. The curved roof over the main entrance area will be formed in loose engineered joist rafters supported on 2 curved glulam beams, 300mm deep, which are in turn supported by glulam support posts.
For more information and to pre-register visit: www.timber-expo.co.uk/book