Jesse Clarke, Pro Clima Australia

Jesse Clarke, M.AIRAH

Pro Clima Australia

Mass timber – judgment day


CLT is critical to achieving a circular economy. But how we design and deliver durable mass timber buildings will determine the possible reusability of the structure and whether we can close the loop. Dry healthy timber means a long life, but what’s the best way to achieve this?

The chemical treatment that is often used to protect timber has its drawbacks. This presentation will explore the options to maintain healthy, durable and energy-efficient mass timber structures with chemical-free solutions.

About Jesse Clarke

With more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Jesse Clarke holds the technical lead role of the Innovation and R&D Manager at pro clima, servicing Australia and New Zealand. Jesse is an active advocate for a holistic approach to the development of industry guidance, standards and codes. As the Associate Director of the AIRAH special technical group for building physics, he is driving standardisation around the use of hygrothermal analysis (WUFI) for healthier and more durable buildings.