Bernhard Gafner

ASPECT Structural Engineers, Partner | Vancouver, Canada


A leader in mass timber engineering, Bernhard is on the forefront of introducing innovative products such as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) to the North American market. This includes associated connection concepts such as self-tapping screws, form-fitting connection and proprietary systems using adhesive and steel components.
Bernhard offers a unique skill set in the field of structural engineering — prior to graduating with a degree in timber engineering from the University of Applied Science in Biel, Switzerland, he gained hands-on experience as a licensed carpenter. Bernhard has sound knowledge of building physics and sustainable design concepts. By completing the Passive House Design and Construction Course offered through the Canadian Passive House Institute, this enables him to proactively provide input and solutions for sustainable design in all stages of…

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Bernhard Gafner

CTBUH Initiatives

22 June 2017

CTBUH Seattle Hosts a Tall Timber Seminar

The CTBUH Seattle YPC heard from industry experts at a tall timber presentation, followed then by a networking event.