The 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016) will be held on 22 to 25 August in Vienna, Austria.
WCTE is a premier forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical and architectural developments and innovations in wood or timber construction. It is an international event in timber engineering, engineered wood products and the design of timber structures, which is held biennially in different parts of the world and attracts researchers, engineers and architects, code consultants and building officials, contractors and project managers, fabricators and suppliers from all continents.
Organised by Vienna University of Technology, WCTE was founded in 1815 and is one of the leading technical universities in Europe. The different scientific backgrounds of the involved Faculties of Architecture & Planning and Civil Engineering are expected to generate great synergies in combining engineering and architecture.
This will also be reflected in the conference program, which marries the traditional focus on timber engineering and the links between timber engineering, wood based industries, architecture, and the building sector in general.
Austria is a densely wooded with nearly 50% of its surface covered by wood and it is one of Europe‘s most important supplier of wood products. As an Alpine country, Austria has a long tradition using wood for building structures, and wood-related research has played an eminent role in Austria’s research landscape.
The woodworking industry is highly developed and is one of Austria‘s most important exporting branches.
The country, together with Germany, is the world‘s biggest Glulam producer and leading world production in cross laminated timber panels.