Assistant Professor
Associate Chair Wood Building Design and Construction
Research Interests:
Forest Sciences Centre 2933
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
6048221334

Research Areas

• Probabilistic design of timber joints
• Seismic design of hybrid tructures
• Assessment and monitoring of timber structures

Projects

Design of timber joints with glued-in rods

NSERC

Lateral stability of hybrid structures

NSERC

Long-term moisture monitoring

COST

Timber Concrete Composites

FII Wood First Innitiative


Unit Associations

Centre for Advanced Wood Processing
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Wood Science

Professional Affiliations

Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC
Canadian Society of Civil Engineers
International Network on Timber Engineering Research
International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials and Structures
International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia
American Society of Civil Engineers

Awards

PWIAS Early Career Start-Up Research Award, UBC, Vancouver , 2013
Teaching Development Scholarship, UBC, Vancouver , 2013
Martha Piper Research Award, UBC, Vancouver , 2012
Interdisciplinary Award, Bern University of Applied Sciences , 2009
Just Desserts Award, UBC Alma Mater Society , 2007
Weldwood of Canada Ltd H.R. Whittall Scholarship , 2005
University Graduate Fellowship, UBC Vancouver , 2004
University Graduate Fellowship, UBB Concepción , 2002
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) , 2001
Top Teacher Award in Department of Wood Science , 2015
Outstanding Reviewer of Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering , 2015

Current Graduate Students

Xiaoyue Zhang, PhD
Afrin Hossain, PhD
Md Shahnewaz, PhD
Hercend MbitaBita, PhD
Wenchang He, PhD
Jiyoon Oh, MASc
Dan Dela Peña, MASc
Kuldeep Kaushik, MASc
Marcel Hong, MASc
Manu Moudgil, MASc

Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Johannes Schneider

Previous Students, Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Johannes Schneider, PhD Civil Engineering

Adam Gerber, MASc Civil Engineering

Alexandra Cheng, MASc Civil Engineering

Enrique Gonzales, MASc Civil Engineering

Riasat Azim, MASc Civil Engineering

Michael Fairhurst, MASc Civil Engineering

Alfred Larsen, MASc Civil Engineering

Coralie Avez, Master of Architectural Engineering

Tianyi Wu, MASc Wood Science

Hong Zhu, MASc Wood Science

Ilana Danzig, MEng Civil Engineering

Robert Perret, MEng Civil Engineering

Kyle Lightfoot, MEng Civil Engineering

Christian Schmitt, MArch School of Architecture

Rodrigo Cepeda, MArch School of Architecture

Pedram Faghani, MASc Civil Engineering

Pooja Bhat, MASc Civil Engineering

Max Closen, MASc Wood Science


Current Courses

Winter 2016

WOOD282 Wood Physics and Mechanics Sections

Wood-moisture relationships, transport phenomena, acoustical and electrical properties of wood. Effects of wood attributes at macro- and micro-levels on the strength properties of solid wood.

Winter 2016

WOOD476 Design of Timber Structures Sections

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.

Selected Publications


Vallée T, Tannert T, Fecht S (2016). Adhesively bonded connections in the context of timber engineering Journal of Adhesion. Journal of Adhesion.
Weckendorf J, Toratti T, Smith I, Tannert T (2016). Vibration serviceability performance of timber floors European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products.
Dias A, Skinner J, Crews K, Tannert T (2016). Timber-concrete-composites increasing the use of timber in construction European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products.
Schmitt C, Neumann O, Tannert T (2016). Review of heritage housing reconstruction after the February 2010 earthquake in Chile Architecture and Culture
Gonzales E, Avez C, Tannert T (2016). Timber joints with multiple glued-in steel rods Journal of Adhesion. Journal of Adhesion.
Schober KU, Tannert T (2016). Hybrid connections for timber structures European Journal of Wood and Wood Products European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
Haghdan S, Tannert T, Smith G (2015). Effects of species anatomy and lay-up configurations on wettability and impact performance of wood veneer/polyester composites BioResources BioResources 10(3): 5633-5654
Dietsch P, Tannert T (2015). Assessing the integrity of glued-laminated timber elements. Construction & Building Materials Construction & Building Materials, 101(2): 1259–1270
Gonzales E, Tannert T, Vallée T (2015). The impact of defects on the capacity of timber joints with glued-in rods Int Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives Int Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. 65: 33–40
Haghdan S, Tannert T, Smith G. (2015). Effects of Reinforcement Configuration and Densification on Impact Strength of Wood Veneer/Polyester Composites Journal of Composite Materials Journal of Composite Materials 49 (10): 1161-1170
Fairhurst M, Zhang X, Tannert T (2015). Ductility Estimation for a Novel Timber-Steel-Hybrid System ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering
Grunwald C, Fecht S, Vallée T, Tannert T. (2014). Adhesively bonded timber joints – Do defects matter? Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives 55: 12–17
Meena R, Schollmayer M, Tannert T (2014). Experimental and Numerical Investigations on the Fire-Resistance of a novel Timber-Concrete-Composite deck ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
Hehl S, Tannert T, Meena R, Vallee T (2014). Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Groove Connections for Novel Timber-Concrete-Composite System ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
Dackermann U, Crews K, Kasal B, Li J, Riggio M, Rinn F, Tannert T (2014). In situ assessment of structural timber using stress-wave measurements Materials and Structures. 47:787-803
Tannert T, Anthony R, Kasal B, Kloiber M, Piazza M, Riggio M, Rinn F, Widmann R, Yamaguchi N (2014). In situ assessment of structural timber using semi-destructive techniques Materials and Structures. 47: 767-785
Riggio M, Anthony R, Augelli F, Kasal B, Lechner T, Muller W, Tannert T (2014). In situ assessment of structural timber using non-destructive techniques Materials and Structures. 47: 749-766
Fecht S, Vallée T, Tannert T, Fricke H (2014). Adhesively Bonded Hardwood Joints under room and elevated temperatures The Journal of Adhesion, 90: 401-419
Vallée T, Tannert T, Meena R, Hehl S (2013). Dimensioning method for bolted, adhesively bonded, and hybrid joints Composites Part B Engineering, 46:179–187
Tannert T, Haukaas T (2013). Probabilistic Models for Structural Performance of Rounded Dovetail Joints ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 139: 1478–1488
Franke B, Franke S, Müller A, Vogel M, Scharmacher F, Tannert (2013). Long term monitoring of timber bridges – Assessment and results. Advanced Materials Research 778:749-756
Tannert T, Vallée T, Hehl S (2012). Experimental and numerical investigations on adhesively bonded hardwood joints Int Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 37:65–69
Tannert T, Vallée T, Müller A (2012). Critical review on the assessment of glulam structures using shear core samples Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. 2:65-72
Vallée T, Tannert T and Ganne-Chedville C (2012). Capacity prediction of welded timber joints Wood Science and Technology. 46:333–347.
Tannert T, Vallée T, Hehl S (2012). Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Adhesively Bonded Timber Joints Wood Science and Technology, 46:579–590
Tannert T, Vallée T, Hehl S (2012). Probabilistic Strength Prediction of Adhesively Bonded Timber Joints Wood Science and Technology. 46:503–513
B. Kasal and T. Tannert (Eds.) (2011). In-situ assessment of timber RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports, 7, Springer, ISBN 978-94-007-0559-3.
Brunner AJ, Tannert T and Vallée T (2011). Waveform analysis of acoustic emission monitoring of tensile tests on welded wood-joints Journal of Acoustic Emission, 28:59-67.
Vallée T, Tannert T and Hehl S (2011). Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Full-Scale Adhesively Bonded Timber Trusses Materials and Structures. 44:1745-1758
Tannert T, Lam F and Vallée T (2011). Structural performance of rounded dovetail connections: experimental and numerical investigations European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 69:471–482.
Tannert T, Lam F, Vallee T (2010). Strength prediction for rounded dovetail connections considering size effects ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 136(3):358:366
Kasal B, Tannert T (2010). RILEM committee on in-situ assessment of structural timber Advanced Materials Research, 133-134:271-274
Hehl S, Vallée T, Tannert T, Bai Y (2010). A probabilistic strength prediction method for adhesively bonded joints composed of wooden adherends Key Engineering Materials, 417-418: 533-536
Vallée T, Tannert T, Murcia J, Quinn D (2010). Influence of stress reduction methods on the strength of adhesively bonded joints composed of brittle adherends Int Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 30(7):583-594
Tannert T, Hehl S and Vallée T (2010). Bemessung von geklebten Anschlüssen im Holzbau Bautechnik, 87(10):623-629
Tannert T, Lam F (2009). Self tapping screws as reinforcement for rounded dovetail connections Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials, 16(3):374-384
Tannert T, Prion H, Lam F (2007). Structural performance of rounded dovetail connections under different loading conditions Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 34(12):1600-1605
Tannert T, Lam F (2007). Performance of laminated strand lumber for rounded dovetail connections Forestry Products Journal. 57(9):63-67
Tannert T, Poblete C, Gotelli G (2003). Mechanic properties of Nail Laminated Timber Elements Maderas: Ciencia y Tecnología 5:51-67