Potential for Medium Rise Timber Structures in Ireland

Paul Glavin

Glavloc Build Systems Ltd

I have 18 years experience in the civil and construction industries. I have designed numerous building and structures including all 12 of the NRA motorway service areas. I have a BEng (Hons) Structural Engineering, BEng (Ord) Civil Engineering, Dip. Arch (Tech), and an Applied Diploma in Project Management from UCC. Past employers include Mouchel, Halcrow, J B Barry and Partners, Melbourne local Authority, and Tanner Structural Designs.In recent years I worked as a Structural Engineer in the timber frame industry, and have designed timber frames for a number of Ireland's leading timber frame companies including MBC, Eco Timberframe and Ktf. I set up Glavloc Build Systems in 2015 to develop a component based fast build system for the construction industry. We have recently completed our first project.


Timber is one of the most sustainable materials available today when sourced from certified sustainable managed forests. It has excellent structural properties, with strength to weight ratios twice that of steel and greater... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Paul Glavin (Glavloc Build Systems Ltd)
  2. Andrew Macilwraith (Cork Institute of Technology)
  3. Donogh Coleman (Cork Institute of Technology)
  4. Ted McKenna (Cork Institute of Technology)

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TI-1 » Timber (10:30 - Tuesday, 30th August, ENG-2001)