Multi-Storey Light Timber-Framed Buildings Live Webinars

The BRANZ lunchtime series gives you the flexibility to participate in our live webinars from the comfort of your office or anywhere with wifi access and a computer or mobile device.

Each webinar is approximately 45–60 minutes in length and starts at 12.30pm. The webinars are interactive with the ability to ask the presenter questions that are answered as part of the session.








There is currently no single resource to provide guidance on designed multi-storey light timber-framed buildings in New Zealand even though it is a very effective system for a wide variety of structures including multi-unit residential.

This series of webinars seeks to address this and will inform designers, engineers and other building professionals on light timber-framed building options for creating multi-storey buildings.


David Carradine, (PhD) is a structural engineer with BRANZ, where he has worked for the past 6 and a half years.  David has worked as an experimental researcher in the field of timber structures for over 15 years, testing everything from single nail connections up to full-scale building tests for the New Zealand Ministry of Education and many things in between.  He came to New Zealand in 2008 to work as a timber research engineer with the Structural Timber Innovation Company (STIC) in Christchurch where he worked with the University of Canterbury team in an effort to develop post-tensioned timber buildings for multi-storey applications.  At BRANZ, David’s work includes research on a variety of structural issues and commercial testing on a wide range of building products and systems.

Live webinar programme

Friday 8 February    Multi-Storey Light Timber-Framed Buildings: Introduction and Overview

                                a. Research programme study

                                b. Case studies

                                c. Environmental and structural performance

Friday 22 February  Multi-Storey Light Timber-Framed Buildings: Structural analysis 

                                a. Loads

                                b. Building Systems (walls, floors, etc.)

Friday 8 March        Multi-Storey Light Timber-Framed Buildings: Seismic Design

Friday 22 March      Multi-Storey Light Timber-Framed Buildings: Design of Diaphragms





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