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.

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