WCTE 2023: Keynote speakers

20th July 2023

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The World Conference for Timber Engineering, held in Oslo, is the leading forum for research and insight sharing, and our technical managers, Hugh Morris and Bjørn Stankowitz, were lucky enough to be there.
The keynote speakers set the stage for a fantastic few days, providing great in-depth insights on best practices in fire design, connections, and moisture management and inspirational views on sustainability and building physics. Here are our top picks from the opening night:
Åge Holmestad, Director of Moelven, spoke about bridges and large-span glulam structures in Norway and their development over the past years. 
Professor Frangi AndreaETH Zürich, presented an update on Eurocode fire design and provided an overview of fire and timber design in Switzerland.

Jennifer Cover, CEO of WoodWorks US, gave insight into what a non-profit organisation can achieve to guide the industry in championing timber. 
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, a founding partner of Snøhetta, led with his take on architectural timber and how to create sustainable spaces. 

We look forward to sharing Hugh and Bjorn’s outtakes, learnings and insights from the conference soon!