Dienstag, 23. August 2016, 08:30 - 19:00 iCal

WCTE 2016

World Conference on Timber Engineering

Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Sonntag, 21. August 2016, 16:00 - 20:00

Montag, 22. August 2016, 09:00 - 19:00

Mittwoch, 24. August 2016, 08:30 - 19:00

Donnerstag, 25. August 2016, 08:30 - 14:00

The World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) is the world's premier forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical and architectural developments and innovations in wood or timber construction. Since 1996, the WCTE has been held biennially in different parts of the world.

The next issue of WCTE 2016 will be held from August 22 to 25, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. The different scientific backgrounds in architecture and civil engineering of the organizers of WCTE 2016 – Prof. Wolfgang Winter and Prof. Josef Eberhardsteiner – will generate great synergies in those two scientific fields.

The scientific programme of WCTE 2016 comprises 800 presentations – 350 out of them in the on specific topics organized mini-symposia, more than 200 in general sessions related to conference topics and 190 additional poster presentations. The programme is available online at

The presentations showing latest research results are distributed along the five conference tracks as follows: one third each are related to “Track 1: wood products & components” and “Track 4: timber engineering”. The remaining third is evenly spread among “Track 2: computer-based methods”, “Track 3: timber architecture”, and “Track 5: implementation”.

The scientific programme will be complemented by Plenary and Semi-Plenary Lectures of distinguished scientists in the field:

PLENARY LECTURES by Ingo Burgert (Switzerland), Gerald Epp (Canada), Hermann Kaufmann (Austria), and Erik Serrano (Sweden), as well as

SEMI-PLENARY LECTURES by Ki-Cheol Bae (Korea), Andy Buchanan (New Zealand), Kaori Fujita (Japan), Esa Kaikkonen (Finland), Alfred Kammerhofer (Switzerland), Eric N. Landis (USA), Anders Olsson (Sweden,) Maurizio Piazza (Italy), Jan-Willem Van de Kuilen (Germany/Netherlands), Stefan Winter (Germany) und Gary C. Williams (Canada)

Beside the extensive scientific program – networking is in the focus: More than 1,100 participants from all over the world [Europe 50 % | the Americas 25 % | Asia, Australia and Oceania 25 %] are reflecting the impressive internationality of the conference: WCTE will frame the world-wide networking of wood-related engineers and producers, architects, planners and designers as well as scientists and will stimulate further innovations.

Agreement with 35 exhibitors, sponsors, partners and premium partners have been made for presentation of their products and innovations in the course of the accompanying exhibition. The exhibition is handled by the forum-holzbau and will be a unique location to expose timber-related industrial products and to bring together professionals of different areas.

Following the conference, extensive Technical Excursions to wooden constructions, companies, and research institutes in Austria has been planned. The detailed programme is available at:

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