The IV Latin American Conference on Timber Structures (CLEM 2019) will take place in
Montevideo, Uruguay, November 18th – 20th, 2019.
This year is the tenth anniversary of the first edition launched in Concepción, Chile. That
pioneer meeting that embraced academics, professionals, technicians and companies from the
forestry-timber sector, build the bases for productive exchanges among the countries of the
region. Subsequent 2017 and 2018 meetings in Junín (Argentina) and San Carlos (Brazil),
consolidated the CLEM as a synergistic forum.
In recent years, timber structures have had a sustained advance worldwide, due to new
products, design software, but mainly due to the growing concern for the environment and
energy saving in the production of components. Since wood is the only structural material that
«is planted and grows», is being considered as «the 21st century material».
Hosting the CLEM 2019, Uruguay joins Chile, Argentina and Brazil in the efforts to disseminate
the state of the art, share experiences and knowledge among the Latin American community.
CLEM 2019 combines scientific contributions with plenary sessions presented by professionals
and academics of international prestige.
Vanesa Baño (Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República);
Laura Moya (Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad ORT Uruguay);
Silvia Böthig (Latitud, Fundación LATU);
Javier Doldán (Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay)