Transforming the timber construction
industry in Australia

About us

The Future Timber Hub, funded by the Australian Research Council, is Australia's leading timber research collaboration bringing together experts from industry, government, and academia who are committed to the future development of tall timber buildings in the Pacific region. The Hub is an interdisciplinary partnership between the University of Queensland, the Queensland State Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Arup, Hyne Timber, Lendlease, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), Scion NZ, Griffith University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Canterbury.


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News & Events

6:30pm 20 Nov 2019

Digital Tools for Innovative Timber Structures Showcase

Please join us for drinks, nibbles, and a showcase of a recent timber pavilion, constructed using an innovative ‘inventory constrained’ minimal-waste design. This event will showcase recently-developed algorithms and tools, including:
• Bridget Scanlan: ‘Generative Design of Site-adaptive Affordable Housing’.
• Aurimas Bukauskas: ‘Inventory-Constrained Structural Design’.
• Kim Baber: ‘Interactive Funicular Modelling from Utility-Grade Timber’

8:30am 9 Dec 2019

Integrated Timber Design Workshop

The Future Timber Hub at The University of Queensland invites practicing engineers, architects and other building design professionals to join us for a 2-day continuing professional development course on integrated design of timber buildings, with focus on fire safety, durability and building physics.