BUILD THE (IM)POSSIBLE: Participe no Concurso Internacional e Vença o Desafio!


A full day dedicated to mass timber constructions for both aspiring professionals and experts. Featuring a mix of local and international speakers, with research and case studies, it is a great chance to keep up with all the latest developments and engage in unique networking.

During the seminar there will be a focus on innovations in timber constructions and connections, sustainability, durability of the timber structures, hybrid structures, the fire resistance of timber structures, the fire reaction of building materials, the waterproofing and airtightness of the timber buildings, the acoustic design, examples and case studies of mass timber structures.

This seminar is for designers, structural engineers, and timber construction enthusiasts seeking to create and build significant relationships within the sector. A chance to stay updated with the latest construction trends and technologies on the market.


Peter Theobald - Rothoblaas
Stefano Muscoloni - Rothoblaas
Matteo Andreottola - Rothoblaas
Finbar Charleson - dRMM
Edoardo Tibuzzi – AKT II
Sebastian Bildau - CF Moller Architects
Philipp Zumbrunnen - Eurban
Ian Hamiltion and Steve Peet - Engenuiti
Michael Polack - B&K Structures

The subscription includes:
Price of the course, lunch and 2 coffee breaks

UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER - UG.05 Ground floor,309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

08:15 08:45

Check in & refreshment

08:45 09:20

Introduction of the course and history of the company Rothoblaas

Peter Theobald - Rothoblaas
09:20 09:50

The acoustic design in timber buildings

Stefano Muscoloni - Rothoblaas: Research and development, characterization, product ETA and future perspectives of acoustic design.
09:50 10:45

Waterproofing and air-tightness of timber buildings

Matteo Andreottola - Rothoblaas: How to design properly a build up, choose the right membranes and materials to avoid condensation risk, guarantee durability and correct fire reaction.
10:45 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 12:15

Fire resistance of timber structures

Matteo Andreottola - Rothoblaas: Details, calculation and connections.
12:15 12:45

Sustainable Mass Timber Design: A Holistic Approach

Finbar Charleson - dRMM: dRMM’s evolving projects and theories on building with wood, from sustainable sourcing to second life.
12:45 13:45


13:45 14:30

“Against the Grain”

Edoardo Tibuzzi – AKT II : Engineering timber in design by AKT II
14:30 15:30

Designing Mass Timber Structures

Sebastian Bildau - CF Moller Architects: A journey from the Alpine Timber Heartland to North America and back to Scandinavia.
15:30 16:00

20 Years of mass timber construction in the UK

Philipp Zumbrunnen - Eurban: A selection of the best timber structures.
16:00 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 17:10

Durability in the context of low embodied carbon

Ian Hamiltion and Steve Peet - Engenuiti: Designing efficient mass timber structures that last.
17:10 17:40

Mass timber & steel hybrid buildings

Michael Polack - B&K Structures
17:40 18:40

Closing - beers and final refreshment