An Introduction to 4IR Processes of Digitization for the Design and Manufacturing in Engineered Timber
Brief Description

The 4IR Processes of Digitization for the Design and Manufacturing in Engineered Timber course is designed to bridge the knowledge gap between traditional building design and contemporary engineered timber design. It aims to facilitate a skills exchange among architects, engineers, and timber specialists, focusing on the integrative parametric design and digital manufacturing in engineered timber products such as plywood, glue-laminated timber, and cross-laminated timber.

Course Objectives
The primary objective of the course is to familiarize participants with innovative Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) processes, specifically related to Digital Engineered Timber. Participants will gain theoretical understanding and practical skills to navigate the entire design process, from generating discrete timber modules in CAD to CAM operations, culminating in the production of a physical prototype. This course provides a platform for professionals in the built environment to enhance their knowledge and skills in the realm of Digital Engineered Timber, exploring new technologies and timber products.

Learning Outcomes
After completing the course, participants would have:
  • Gained knowledge of engineered timber and its structural possibilities
  • An understanding of modular design, design for manufacture, assembly, and disassembly (DfMA
  • Learned systems thinking, prefabrication, and flatpack design.
  • Mastered digital fabrication (CNC) and translating 3D models (CAD) for manufacture
Course Highlights
  • The course addresses the industry demand for high-quality, technically rigorous training in engineered timber design.
  • It aims to solve the knowledge gap in the design of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (GLT).
  • An expert panel of presenters will offer cutting-edge insights into the interesting field of Digital Engineered Timber
  • Delegates will gain Hands-on workshops resulting in a built timber prototype.
Course Content
Day One
  • Course Introduction and Structure
  • Engineered Timber Materials
  • Plywood as Material
  • Mass Timber Design
  • Introduction to Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication
  • Prototype Design
Day Two
  • Prototype Review
  • CNC Cutting
  • Finishing
  • Reflection
Entry Requirements

As an introductory course, no prior knowledge of engineered timber design is required.  Attendees from the built environment should have experience in CAD modelling. Upskilling will ensure all attendees walk away with new knowledge or expertise.

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Built Environment and Construction
Who Should attend:
Professionals within the built environment, including architects, interior architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, and project managers.
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