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Parametric fabrication of engineered timber products in a pedagogical environment


Booth, P and Nolan, G, Parametric fabrication of engineered timber products in a pedagogical environment, World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016 program, 22-25 August, Vienna, Austria, pp. 1-8. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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As the construction industry shifts during the third Industrial Revolution it is imperative that computational tools (software and hardware) are being integrated into existing and new design/fabrication methodologies. Timber buildings were traditionally designed, fabricated, and erected by master carpenters, the ‘designer-makers’ while contemporary building design and construction requires input from multiple stakeholders and consultants. The direct nature of the digital design and fabrication process combined with the flexibility and workability of timber and wood products can allow a recombining of designer and maker disciplines to enable individuals and groups of designer to conceive, document and produce complete building solutions. Concurrently pedagogical environments and delivery is required to adapt in order to produce the next generation of designer / maker. This paper explores the role of digital design (parametric and associative workflows) and fabrication (CNC machining) methodologies in a pedagogical environment as a mechanism to empower future design/makers and challenge current expectations of the design and procurement of timber-based construction.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:digital design, parametric-based digital workflows, studios, designer / maker
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural computing and visualisation methods
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Timber materials
UTAS Author:Booth, P (Mr Peter Booth)
UTAS Author:Nolan, G (Professor Gregory Nolan)
ID Code:113820
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2017-01-24
Last Modified:2017-01-24
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