One of our Senior Facade Engineers, Rob Moisy, presented at the Facade Tectonics Conference in Los Angeles in October 2016. Rob’s paper and presentation titled ‘Timber Facades’ was well received and sparked several discussions about the possibilities and challenges facing designers using timber products on Facades.
Rob’s experience in timber facades is underlined by the Surface Design projects including 200 George Street, The National Aboretum in Canberra, C2 at Barangaroo and previous projects including the University of Sydney Law School. The advantages of timber can be seen in the improvement of spaces and the human response to the natural material.
The conference included almost 100 papers and presentations over 2 short days. Industry leaders from across the globe were present and provided a setting for learning, socializing and hearing from a the cross section of specialist researchers, architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers.