Ministry of Education and Science of
Department of Science and Education of
Kharkiv Regional State Administration
Timber structures every year are increasingly used in the construction of new buildings and structures. In the past 10 years, Timber structures have been used in multi-storey residential and office buildings. The appearance of such new timber-based materials as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) are open new opportunities for designers and architects.
Also there is a constant development and improvement of joints of timber structures, thus new kinds of connections are developed, thanks to new modern technologies. All changes and development of timber structures are reflected in the normative documents and standards of each country.
European and world conferences are held as a rule without the participation of Eastern European (Ukraine and Belarus) specialists due to a number of reasons, including the language barrier, different terminology and material costs. Exchange of experience and dialogue of specialists is necessary, in connection with which the format of this conference was created, as a platform for communication and discussions.
The ways of development of timber structures in the countries of Western Europe (EU) and the countries of Eastern Europe are somewhat different. Today, the standards for the design of timber structures in Ukraine and Belarus contain many recommendations are transferred from Eurocode-5, which allows us to have general discussion questions and topics, especially the planned changes in the new version of Eurocode 5: 2022 also very interesting topic.
Simultaneous translation of participants' reports during presentations is provided for a comfortable and successful passage of the conference.
Andrii Bidakov, Chair of EECTC
University of Navarrа
Institute of Structural