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Alan Dowdall


Alan Dowdall is a timber expert for Ramboll with over a decade of experience in the industry, working in a wide range of sectors across many sectors including education, residential, commercial and heritage. He has worked on over 60 timber buildings and chairs the timber design group within Ramboll. His recent project work includes Hastings Pier (RIBA Stirling Award 2017) and Dalston Lane (Structural Timber Award 2017, amongst others).

Ramboll have been at the forefront of the timber revolution over the last ten years. This presentation will cover our key lessons over the years in optimizing design, typical detail issues, designing for manufacture and assembly and understanding of the material. We’ll also look in current trends within and market and showcase some of our milestone project.


13:45 - 14:15 : Kansainvälinen yhteistyö avain menestykseen (Sali 101ABC)
Timber: The Future of Nordic Construction

Ramboll is one of the leading experts on high-rise timber structural engineering. Their experts work across borders and leading experts in e.g. Britain has been closely involved in Swedish projects. Alan Dowdall from Ramboll will discuss practical solutions from several timber projects with a focus on structures, fire safety, acoustics, detailing and challenges and give a comparison on timber construction in Sweden, Norway, and Britain.