Location

Campus Center

Event Website

http://www.woodstructuressymposium.com

Start Date

8-9-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

8-9-2011 10:00 AM

Description

Learning objective: to gain knowledge of the holistic concept being implemented in Austria to integrate design, energy efficiency and societal systems in multi-storey timber buildings. The presentation focuses on net-zero energy technology, flexible floor plans, healthy indoor climate and life cycle assessment.

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Prof. DDI Flach is a Civil Engineer and head of the Department of Timber Engineering at the University of Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. The main focus of his work is the design of long-span bridges and development of large-scale structures in wood. During his career he developed and built more than 300 timber structures in Austria and France.

Dr. Flach came 2002 as a Professor to Innsbruck after having been a Manager at ICS-BOIS, a timber design office in France (1989 to 1998) and Manager of Arborescence, France (1998 to 2002) a firm dedicated to wood design and environmentally sensitive construction in wood. He also taught several years as an Assistant Professor at the school of Architecture in Lyon and Grenoble, France, and one year as an invited professor at the University of British-Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

In recent years, Prof. Flach has dedicated himself increasingly to the development of novel, eco-friendly and energy efficient timber constructions for new types of housing and changed lifestyles. This is based on a holistic approach. “Integrated planned high-efficiency energy and social systems for sustainable lifestyles of the future” – INTENSYS for short – was a large recent interdisciplinary research project on this topic with project partners from architecture, physics, social sciences and project management. This project was recently completed.

Dr. Schneider is currently a principal of the Austrian architectural office architektur.ps. She also teaches architecture at the University of Innsbruck.

She has been a Professor at the Institute of Urban Design and Regional Planning at the University of Innsbruck, Austria since 2006 and holds the position of Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Architecture since 2008.

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Sep 8th, 9:00 AM Sep 8th, 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “Multi-storey wood buildings and sustainable urban development: integrated, energy efficient solutions for the future”

Campus Center

Learning objective: to gain knowledge of the holistic concept being implemented in Austria to integrate design, energy efficiency and societal systems in multi-storey timber buildings. The presentation focuses on net-zero energy technology, flexible floor plans, healthy indoor climate and life cycle assessment.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/wood/2011/sep08/10