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New Buildings $80 Million to $200 Million: Tianfu Agricultural Expo Main Hall

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Tianfu Agricultural Expo Main Hall
At over 75,000m2 (807,000 sqft), the new Tianfu Agricultural Exposition is the largest timber structure in Asia, and one of the largest timber structures in the world. This series of five vaults uses hybrid timber-steel Vierendeel-inspired trusses, achieving clear spans up to 110m (360ft) and heights up to 44m (144ft).
The unique wave of the building ensemble blends gently into the landscape, displaying agricultural products from the region and providing a direct connection with the surrounding farmland. Through the cooperation of team members on 3 continents in 1.5 years, a series of world-class long-span timber structures was achieved.

Presented by: Lucas Epp, P.Eng., StructureCraft with Local Design Institute

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  • Lucas Epp, P.Eng., P.E.

    Lucas Epp is a structural engineer with more than 18 years of experience working in Canada, the UK, Asia, and New Zealand. His expertise with complex geometry and challenging structures has led him to be involved in projects where the intimate interaction of architecture and structure is critical to the success of the project. He is passionate about timber engineering and has built a team at StructureCraft of more than 50 timber engineers and designers hailing from around the world. Lucas currently leads both engineering and drafting departments at StructureCraft. His proficiency in Rhino + Grasshopper, programming, and computational design techniques facilitate and enable use of next-generation technology to create holistically efficient timber structures, from design through to manufacture and construction. Lucas speaks and writes widely across North America on mass timber design and construction, and has lectured at the Architectural Association in London, ETH Zurich, and the University of British Columbia. He is extensively involved in timber code development and was a member of the Structural Working Group for the ICC Tall Wood Code Committee, and also sits on various CSA O86 timber code committees. He is an author of the Nail Laminated Timber Design Guide, and is an author of the recently published U.S. Mass Timber Floor Vibration Design Guide.

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June 8, 2023
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

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