Inspiring Sustainable Design

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Course outline

Be inspired as Hermann Kaufmann shares some of the challenges, learnings and strategies he has experienced and developed through years of sustainable design for private, public and commercial buildings.

This course is based on Hermann Kaufmann's presentation at WoodSolutions Seminars 2011.

AACA Competency: Design


Hermann Kaufmann: ZT GmbH, Austria

The son of a family of carpenters, Hermann Kaufmann founded his own architectural office in 1983 in Schwarzach. Since 2002 he has been a professor of architecture, specialising in the design of timber and laminated wood constructions, at the Munich Technical University.
A central theme of Hermannís work is searching for comprehensive answers to the role of modern wood design and construction in sustainable buildings.
Numerous commercial, residential, office and light industrial buildings demonstrate his application of design concepts to wooden structures suitable for both business and community purposes.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.


    This course is recognised under the GBCA CPD program with 1 point.
    Donít forget to submit your request for GBCA CPD points via the CPD Learning Portal. Points are not automatically allocated.



    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the attributes of sustainable forests and buildings
  • Compare sustainable designs to other design styles
  • Understand and outline the benefits of prefabricated materials in wood construction
  • List European examples of sustainable wood construction

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



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