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Vienna – a hub of the international timber construction industry

10. March 2016

The World Conference on Timber Engineering, the timber construction industry’s largest international conference, will be held in Austria’s federal capital in August.

A who’s who of the international timber construction industry will be converging on Vienna 22–25 August 2016 to attend the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) . This year’s WCTE is being staged by the Vienna University of Technology, and ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA will be represented with an information stand offering on-site help and advice. The timber sector is a crucial part of Austria’s export industry and a dynamic international economic partner.

The WCTE is held biennially at various points around the globe and is hosted by countries with a strong tradition of wood-based construction, an advanced timber industry and an excellent academic hinterland. It is considered one of the world’s largest and most prestigious events for timber engineering, lumber materials and wood construction design, attracting experts from all over the globe.

Vienna is set to welcome more than 1,300 timber engineers, manufacturers, architects, planners, consultants, entrepreneurs and project developers, as well as representatives from the fields of academia and research. The conference is a leading platform for the presentation and discussion of technological and architectural trends and innovations in timber and timber construction. The WCTE also represents an opportunity for companies involved in the timber industry to showcase their services at a trade fair for an international audience of professionals.

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