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In this presentation, organised by the ICE Coventry and Warwickshire Branch, two speakers will discuss the latest technologies in using timber and bamboo to build sustainable structures.
Arthur Coates will base his presentation on the Pai Lin Li's lecture ‘Tall timber structures: An exploration in USA, Canada and Norway’ but will also include some thoughts on mass timber in the future.
David Trujillo will talk about the benefits of using bamboo, the journey to develop standards and prospects for its adoption in the UK and worldwide.
Senior Engineer at London Structures Lab
Arthur graduated from the University of Oxford in 2013 and worked for Price & Myers for eight years, working on projects across London and Oxford. During that time, he developed an interest in structural sustainability and understanding the contribution of engineering to carbon emissions. He established an internal Climate Action Group to help tackle the climate emergency agenda in late 2019, predominantly carrying out research and building tools that aimed to drive down embodied carbon in structures.
He moved to London Structures Lab in 2021 to pursue his interests in climate action and advancing the use of mass timber at scale.
Assistant Professor at Coventry University
David is a chartered structural engineer with over 22 years experience of designing, teaching and researching bio-based materials, namely timber and bamboo.
He has authored or co-authored over 35 publications on the topic of bamboo structures, including three ISO standards. The latest of these is ISO 22156:2021 Structural Design, which is a British Standard now. David chairs the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) Bamboo Construction Task Force and represents the UK at ISO Technical Committee 165 – timber structures.
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