In the expectation of our conference this 2021, we would like to take the opportunity to connect with our community through online talks. The online talks will be hosted the following Wednesday, September 30th, and Thursday, October 1st, 2020. We invite all our community to join us in this enlightening experience, learning from notable experts of the timber world.

Wolfgang Winter & Richard Woschitz

Contemporary Timber Buildings in Vienna, Austria: Focus on Social Housing and Private Flagship Projects

Alfred H. Kammerhofer

Implementation of an Integral Wood Policy Strategy using Switzerland as an Example

Sebastián Irarrázaval

“Drawing with Wood”

Peter Moonen

“Building the Future for Heavy and Mass Timber — 2020 and Beyond”

Wolfgang Winter

Alfred W. Kammerhofer

Sebastián Irarrázaval

Peter Moonen

Architect, engineer, and professor emeritus at the Vienna University of Technology since 1994. At the Institute of Architectural Sciences, Winter was responsible for the cross-material structural theory in the study plan of architecture and for timber engineering in the study plan of civil engineering for 22 years. Moreover, he works as an expert and consultant for pilot projects and also as a senior consultant at Timbatec. His areas of research are Building Construction, Building within Existing Structures, Structures and Architecture, and Knowledge Transfer and Didactics.

Richard Woschitz

Civil engineer, founder of Woschitz Group, and responsible for the engineering of the HoHo building in Vienna, which is the world’s tallest wooden tower, standing at 24 floors. His specialty areas are structural engineering, wood construction, steel construction, reinforced concrete construction, glass construction and property valuation. In 2010 Richard Woschitz was awarded with the Vienna civil engineering prize and in 2012 awarded with the honorary title of Wood Construction Master.

Head of section of the Forest Division at the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) in Switzerland, where he is in charge of innovations in the forestry and timber industry, the Wood Resource Policy, the wood forum, and forest economics. Engineer specialised in Forest and Wood Industry, co-author of “Entrepreneurship and Management in Forestry and Wood Processing”, previous speaker at the WCTE 2016, as well as at the  “Green Life of Wood. Assessing its Environmental Impacts from Cradle to Cradle”, an instance organized in 2012 by the UNECE and FAO.

Chilean architect and International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). He has been a visiting professor in diverse universities, such as the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston, and the IUAV (University Institute of Architecture in Venice). In 2016, he received an Honorary Award from the  Wood Design Awards Program, organized by the Canadian Wood Council, for his Public Library in Constitucion, Chile. In that same year, he also received the RIBA Award for International Excellence given by the Royal Institute of British Architects, and was a finalist for the BSI Swiss Architectural Award.

Municipal Affairs and National Sustainability Manager at WoodWorks Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in regulation, environment and sustainability. He is also a Canadian representative at the U.N. Timber Committee and reviewer specializing in wood and the green economy for the Forest Products Annual Market Review published by the UNECE, with special emphasis on the role of wood in the green economy, including green design.

  1. What are WCTE 2020 Online Talks?

    The WCTE 2020 Online Talks are lectures on the conference topics, given by specialists and experts on the corresponding fields. They last around 45 minutes each, and at the end of each segment, the Keynote Speaker will answer the audience’s questions.

    This is a great opportunity to learn more about the world of timber construction, architecture, and policies, as well as an amazing instance to get answers to your questions.

  2. When will the WCTE 2020 Online Talks be?

    The Online Talks will be on September 30th and October 1st, each day starting at 9 am. (UTC-3). The program for this event will be the following:

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 – 9.00 – 11.00 (UTC-3)

    Wolfgang Winter & Richard Woschitz “Contemporary Timber Buildings in Vienna, Austria: Focus on Social Housing and Private Flagship Projects”

    Alfred H. Kammerhofer “Implementation of an Integral Wood Policy Strategy using Switzerland as an Example”

    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 – 9.00 – 11.00 (UTC-3)

    Sebastián Irarrázaval “Drawing with Wood”

    Peter Moonen “Building the Future for Heavy and Mass Timber — 2020 and Beyond”

  3. How long will the talks be?

    Each talk will last 45 minutes approximately, and then the Keynote Speaker will answer questions from our audience. There will be a break between talks.

  4. Will the talks be in English?

    As part of the WCTE 2020 program, the talks will be in English.

  5. What happens if I cannot attend the Online Talks?

    If you registered, but you could not attend the Online Talks live, do not worry, you will be able to see them through our website as many times you want.

  6. How do I register for the WCTE 2020 talks?

    You can register for free in the following link.

  7. For how many Online Talks can I register?

    You can register for as many Online Talks as you want. You can choose from the four talks available, or attend all of them (highly suggested). These options are available in the registration form.

  8. Is there a deadline for registration?

    There is no deadline for the registration, but we suggest you book your (virtual) seat soon since available spots are limited.

  9. How much does it cost to register?

    The registration is free of charge. Come and enjoy the presentations prepared by our experts and specialists.

  10. Does this event replace the conference?

    No, the Online Talks are a separate event from the conference and does not affect the development of the latter.