APA - The Engineered Wood Association APA is a nonprofit trade association, representing structural wood products manufacturers in North America (plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), glued-laminated timber (glulam), wood I-joists, structural composite lumber).
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What is nice, from our point of view is that they don't offer only market support: they do (applied) research (mainly for certification, testing and design) and knowledge transfer. Many technologists, as well as structural analysts, not only practitioners, will welcome the last of the "Build a Better Home" series: "Walls" (downloadable for free). Few good, clear details, concepts and facts.
Built by Herzog & de Meuron in Alt St. Johann, Switzerland with date 2015. Images by Katalin Deér. The Chäserugg at 7420 feet is the easternmost peak of the seven mountains that make up the Churfirsten Massif. I
A Comprehensive guide to engineered wood construction systems for both residential and commercial/industrial buildings. Includes information on plywood and oriented strand board (wood structural panels), glulam, I-joists, structural composite lumber, typical specifications, and design recommendations for floor, wall, and roof systems, diaphragms, shear walls, fire-rated systems, and methods of finishing.
ÁBATON has developed the ÁPH80 series as a dwelling ideal for 2 people, easily transported by road and ready to be placed almost anywhere. ... ÁPH80 has 3 different spaces measuring 27 sq mt (9x3): a living-room/kitchen, a full bathroom and double bedroom. Its gabled roof is 3,5mts high indoors. Most of the materials can be recycled and meet the sustainable criteria that ÁBATON applies to all its projects. It blends in with the environment thanks to its large openings that bring the outdoors inside. The use of wood throughout the building not only adds calmness and balance but it is also hypoallergenic. The sourced wood comes from regulated forests (will regrow to provide a wide range of other benefits such as further carbon storage, oxygen generation and forest habitat).
Technical Data: The outside is covered with grey cement wood board. Ventilated façade with 12cm thermal insulation around the building. Solid timber structure manufactured through numerical control; Inside timber panels made of Spanish Fir Tree dyed white. ÁPH80 has been designed and manufactured fully in Spain. Manufacturing time:6-8 weeks. Assemby time: 1 day. Transportation by road. Prices start at 21,900€
STRAWTEC Building Solutions Kigali, Rwanda (Production & Construction Company) offers Green Technology for Affordable, Fast, Sustainable & Pre-fabricated Low-Cost Housing Solutions for Residentials, Public & Commercial Buildings - based on Compressed Straw Boards
Woodside Lodge is a 20 bedroom care home for young people with mental health problems.
KLH cross-laminated timber volume for the Woodside Lodge is 324m3. The panels removed approximately 259.2 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. 12.6 tonnes of emitted CO2 from transporting the KLH panels from Austria to Milton Keynes. Offsetting the CO2 emissions from the transport therefore shows a 'nett gain' of 246.6 tonnes (CO2 removed from the atmosphere) Ultimately, the timber superstructure for the Woodside Lodge contains approximately 77.8 tonnes of sequestered/stored carbon
Norwegian firm TYIN tegnestue Architects has designed an irregularly shaped addition for a family home in the Norwegian city of Trondheim ... On the ground floor the project created a spacious entry area with a combined bath- and laundry-room. The second floor of the addition adds a new multipurpose room with a high ceiling. This constitutes a break with the monotonous section common to this type of house from the 1950s.
Tall wood buildings are becoming increasingly prevalent around the world, and yet, they are conspicuously missing from the U.S. skyline. Antiquated building code restrictions have put the United States behind its Canadian and European counterparts, preventing the U.S. from even considering the use of wood as the primary structure in a tall building. Recent initiatives from various wood manufacturers and sponsors are pushing back on these restrictions and providing the research and support needed to move engineered wood products forward. This article aims to address the public’s perception of engineered wood to determine if there are perception barriers that may be impeding advancement of tall wood buildings. The research methods included literature review and survey. The survey methodology included a web-based questionnaire, which more than 500 respondents completed. The general survey population identified flammability as the greatest perception barrier to building tall with wood, followed by strength, deforestation, and durability. However, respondents that identified themselves as more familiar with engineered wood products characterized moisture as the greatest barrier, followed by insurance, cost, and durability. This data revealed that public education and awareness campaigns, which can help increase familiarity with building materials, may contribute towards overcoming these perception barriers and pave the way for building code revisions related to engineered wood products.
Enrico De Angelis's insight:
Perkins+Will is an interesting interdisciplinary, US architecture and design firm 1935: more than 2,000 professionals working in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design, and landscape architecture, helped by 10 Research Labs to catalyze innovative design technologies and solutions for better, smarter, more competitive built environments. To be seriously considered!!
Development House has been designed as an entirely timber structure using cross-laminated timber [CLT] and glulam, with five quadrants separated by deep voids within the floor plates to add life and light to the dated south-west corner of Leonard Circus.
Os módulos são 100% pré-fabricados e transportados ao destino desejado através de caminhão grua ou desmontados em partes menores e levados ao terreno para montagem final. Isto leva a uma obra limpa que não agride seu entorno natural. É importante destacar que a ampliação e incorporação de novos módulos pode ser realizada tanta na instalação inicial como em longo prazo, seguindo as necessidades e possibilidades econômicas do cliente.
MIMA Housing uses modular construction methods, the secret for its fast production. This methodology allows us to quickly assemble the house indoors so we can test all the components and ensure that everything corresponds to our high standard planning. After this process, the house is ready to be assembled on site within a short time.
Enrico De Angelis's insight:
a very nice, complete, document about its structure, pros, and cons.
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