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Valuing Wood by Design -protecting our assets for the next generation
国际木文化学会 | 331 view(s) | 2021/06/09

会议名称:“2021世界木材日”研讨会暨第三届国际林联(IUFRO) 林产品文化研究组讨论会
会议时间:2021年3月21日

报告嘉宾:Mark Thomson
嘉宾简介:Architect and Director of Eco Effective Solutions, Australian

摘要:

Modern day living is fixated by low cost and high speed . Interestingly,  when life’s priorities are understood, everyday  value  may be realised  from natural elements and materials, such as wood .
Future generations may judge us harshly , unless we action the learnings and wisdom of past generations. Natures’ cycles are now better understood and the sharing of cultural knowledge ,scientific breakthroughs, and desire for a circular economy, provide great opportunities  to address current global concerns.
Wood is a material of endless possibility,  when we innovate with cultural wisdom and demonstrate its multi-faceted benefits. Wood is ideal material component  for our working and living environments .We now understand that wood has real “health and well-being” qualities and its biophilic benefits continue to be researched and understood.
To gain maximum value from wood, we need to protect it, to realize its true potential as a durable solution for built environments .In our era of structural innovation , mass timber construction is now a realistic option for high rise buildings, incorporating increasingly  large spans . Breakthroughs in fire safety science, now offer timber as a commercially viable and environmentally beneficial material, to store carbon and reduce harmful emissions.
Clean air , and ventilation are essential ingredients for healthy forests . We now  understand wood buildings also require essential ingredients to deliver healthy and durable environments .The considered use of jointing techniques, correct selection of timber species and adoption of appropriate maintenance programs, all contribute to successful wood construction outcomes.
Using historical examples from across the globe ,important factors in the use, detailing and selection of wood building components  will be addressed. Transferring  construction knowledge and forest  industry wisdom, offer practical and efficient built solutions meeting modern day standards and expectations.
Design for Deconstruction is one concept, that if understood and applied correctly, will provide innovative circular economy solutions for mass timber construction . Repurposing , recycling, and repairing buildings using timber structures and wood products, offer new employment opportunities for local economies .
This presentation will challenge listeners to reconsider the benefits of the considered and educated use of wood, in all areas of our society. Wood ingredients in light fabrics to structural beams, address durability and protection of the core ingredients, otherwise the true value of wood may be lost or undervalued .Some simple analogies will be provided to ensure the presentation will appeal to a broad variety of listeners, to appreciate why wood is the material, for now and for future generations.