Dr. Tannert joined the Department of Civil Engineering in 2011 as Associate Chair in Wood Building Design and Construction. Dr. Tannert received his Ph.D. from UBC in 2008, a Master’s degree in Wood Science and Technology from the University of Bio-Bio in Chile in 2002, and a Civil Engineering degree from the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany in 2001. Before returning to UBC, Dr. Tannert worked in multi-disciplinary teams in Germany, Chile, and Switzerland. He is an expert in the development of design methods for timber joints and the assessment and monitoring of timber structures. Dr. Tannert is actively involved in fostering collaboration among timber design experts in industry and academia, served as Chair of the RILEM committee "Reinforcement of Timber Elements", and is a member of two sub-committees of the Canadian Standard Association committee CSAO86 “Engineering design in wood”.
Design of timber joints, Lateral stability of hybrid structures, Mechanical characterization of timber, Assessment and monitoring of timber structures.
Solid Mechanics II
Deflection of beams, combined axial load and bending moment, inelastic bending, plastic analysis of structures, beam-columns, buckling (stability), principal axes and principal moments of inertia, biaxial stress and strain, Mohr’s circle.
Steel and Timber Design
Introduction to limit states design of steel and timber structures: material properties, design of tension and compression members, beams, columns, and connections.
Design of Timber Structures
Design of timber structural elements using limit states design principles; joints and fasteners, sawn lumber and engineered wood products, light frame systems and shear walls.
Behaviour of Timber Structures
Behaviour of timber structural elements using limit states design principles; joints and fasteners, sawn lumber and engineered wood products, light frame systems and shear walls.
Advanced Topics in Timber Design
Design of timber structural systems using limit states design principles; non-standard connectors, timber-concrete composites, cross-laminated timber and hybrid systems.
Wood Physics and Mechanics