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Swiss Competence in Timber Construction

Swiss Competence in Timber Construction

Fire Resistance and Moisture Monitoring

Higher, further bigger is also possible in timber construction, new technologies enable new shapes and constructions. But what about fire resistance and how can buildings be protected from moisture? Switzerland has a long tradition in building with timber and are not only building the most complex structures in timber, but are also leading in engineering the most complex projects worldwide.

On 26th January 2023, 150 international guests, specialized in design, architecture, engineering and urban planning are expected at the Swiss Embassy in London. Four leading companies in timber construction, moisture management and fire retardants will illustrate the obvious advantages and hurdles in building complex timber structures.



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Target audience UK- & Switzerland-based exporters, associations, clusters, decision / policy makers, innovation communities (startups & intermediaries), academics, industry experts
Organizer Neue Holzbau AG, Swiss Business Hub UK + Ireland, Switzerland Global Enterprise
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Embassy of Switzerland in the UK
16-18 Montagu Pl
United Kingdom

Cost of participating Free of charge
Registration deadline
Limited Availability

Due to limited space, participation is limited to a maximum of 4 individuals per company. Spaces are confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis.



Subject to change

Doors open and registration

Welcome speech

Mr. Markus Leitner

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom

Keynote "fire protection"

A review of the last 25 years of fire protection and its standards.

Reinhard Wiederkehr

Engineer, Fire protection expert, Board member at Makiol Wiederkehr AG

Impulse "the sustainable choice for fire protection"

Hygroscopic properties of Burnblock impregnated vs. unimpregnated wood.

Jesper Henriksen

Sales Director at Burnblock ApS

Impulse "ROOF Protector and wood moisture monitoring"

The simple and fast way to monitoring moisture on criticalk structures.

Christof Surtmann

Product Management Application Engineer at RPM Gebäudemonitoring

Impulse "Challenges & solutions in the UK and worldwide"

Philipp Zumbrunnen

Director & Engineer at EURBAN


Bundled expertise

Design Assist is the enabler to cost & schedule certainty
How early considerations can benefit the entire project, saving cost and streamlining the process.

Bernhard Gafner
Principal Engineer, Partner at Aspect Structural Engineers

(Basic) considerations when designing structures in timber
High performance in timber construction.

Jürg Stauffer
Engineer / Project Developmentat n`H International AG

The planning loops towards a Free Form Timber Structure

Martin Looser-Frey
Head of Free FormTimber Structures / Member of Executive Board at Blumer-Lehmann AG

Jephtha Schaffner
Engineer, Project Development Manager at Blumer-Lehmann AG

Keynote "Reflection on our current work with the government"

Timber supply, Timber demand, Building safety (fire), Insurance.

Andrew Carpenter

CEO at Structural Timber Association

Panel discussion "Timber - the building material of the future?"

Opportunities and risks - status quo? Discussion the point of views from the various building authorities, insurance companies, engineers and more.


Philipp Zumbrunnen

Andrew Carpenter

Martin Looser-Frey

Bernhard Gafner

Jürg Stauffer

Networking & Apéro Riche



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