Enhancing Student Learning through Next-Generation Digital Wood Fabrication

TitleEnhancing Student Learning through Next-Generation Digital Wood Fabrication
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

TLEF funding is requested to create tutorial materials (including student tasks, animations, videos, graphics and glossaries) that will support and supplement course laboratory work and provide real-world context on how state-of-the-art Digital Wood Fabrication equipment is used in industrial situations. The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing has recently added two new pieces of equipment to its laboratories that allow for digital wood fabrication, namely a robotic timber processor and a three-dimensional printer that can print with wood-based materials. Including these two devices - which are unique at UBC - into the respective educational streams, will enhance undergraduate learning in the programs of the Departments of Wood Science, Civil Engineering and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2014/2015
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorThomas Tannert
Year 1: Funded Amount17,500
Year 1: Team Members

Thomas Tannert, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Forestry
Iain Macdonald, Managing Director, Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, Faculty of Forestry
Mark Rigolo, Director of Laboratories, Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Annalisa Meyboom, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Project Report14-050-TLEF-Tannert-Final-WEB.pdf