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Mattheck’s final UK lectures

Author:  Mick Boddy
Last Updated:  19/12/2017

12 and 13 June 2018, Loughborough University

A whirl street interlocking a crack tip. (Claus Mattheck)

Mick Boddy, Symbiosis Consulting After a break of four years, Claus Mattheck is returning to deliver his final lectures in the UK next summer.

The first day will focus on the science and art of visual tree assessment (VTA) and be aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at those who are less familiar with his work.

The second day will be targeted more at experienced practitioners, covering Claus’s new research in the morning and introducing his latest book in the afternoon. Entitled Pauli Explains the Form in Nature, this is a condensed translation of his recent 500-page German book on the Body Language of Structures.

Claus envisages that his new book will give readers a completely new perspective on nature, bringing together biology, geology and engineering. He says:

‘Reading this book is the start of the road leading to the knowledge a tree engineer should have, providing a new understanding of wood and wood failure, introducing, for example, whirls in the grain which delay shear failure but can lead to lateral grain, a hidden risk not visible externally.’

Claus describes this visit as his last gift to his British students, both young and old – his scientific farewell. To this end, a copy of the new book will be included in the delegate pack.

Booking forms will be available to download from the Symbiosis website from January: Alternatively, you can email to express your interest and we will send one directly as soon as bookings are open.

Whilst an overused cliché, this really is an event not to be missed!

This story is from the Winter 2017 issue 179 of the ARB Magazine, become a member to access it online.