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Wed, May 10


BFH Biel, Auditorium A0.01

From research to practice, BFH Biel

New insights for dimensioning in timber construction Preservation of Swiss timber construction culture.

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From research to practice, BFH Biel
From research to practice, BFH Biel

Time & Location

May 10, 2023, 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM

BFH Biel, Auditorium A0.01, Solothurnstrasse 102, 2500 Biel, Switzerland or alternatively online

About the event

The S-WIN conference "From Research to Practice" is held annually, alternating between ETH Zurich and the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Biel.


The objectives of the conference are the presentation and discussion of implementable findings and results from research activities.


The focus of the conference is on structural timber engineering and the preservation of the Swiss timber building culture. Engineers will be presented with new findings on the design of timber frame walls, on the shear capacity of ash glulam as well as on the consideration of climatic influences or on the performance-based design of the burning depth. In the second part, solutions and ways for building in existing structures, especially for Swiss log buildings, are presented in the field of building physics, fire protection and earthquakes.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all speakers who contributed to the event.


Dr. Bettina Franke and Prof. Martin Geiser

Institute for Timber Construction, Structures and Architecture

Bern University of Applied Sciences, Biel/Bienne



Click here to DOWNLOAD the program.


Alternatively, participation is also possible online!




The 16th Holzbautag Biel will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023. Organized by the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH together with Lignum/Cedotec, the symposium on the topic of "Continuing to build with wood: resource-conserving, materials-compatible, recyclable" will be held bilingually and is aimed at professionals from the fields of architecture and timber construction.


  • 10 minutes

    Begrüssung und Vorstellung aktueller Forschungsaktivitäten - Thomas Näher, Prof. Martin Geiser, Dr. Bettina Franke

  • 20 minutes

    Ergebnisse aus Versuchen an mit OSB/3 beplankten Holzrahmenbau-Wänden - Nadja Manser

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