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A new era for multi-storey timber buildings in Europe.
University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Wood Science and Technology.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Wood Science and Engineering.
2016 (English)In: New Horizons for the Forest Products Industry.: 70th Forest Products Society International Convention, June 26-29, Portland, Oregon, USA, Madison: Forest Products Society, 2016Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the late 1980s, national building regulations in many European countries restricted the use of timber frames for the construction of multi-storey buildings. Regulations that stipulated the choice of material in construction excluded wood, as a result of a number of devastating fires in cities at the end of the 19th century. As a consequence, no development of multi-storey timber housing took place and other materials such as steel and concrete were used. However, extensive research has shown that material-neutral building regulations are preferable and, for more than two decades, function-based regulations have now become common in many countries, and this has contributed to an increase in the construction of multi-storey timber buildings. In Scandinavia, as one example, the development since the mid-1990s of multi-storey timber buildings can be described as a success story, but there are also many other countries that show a positive development in timber construction. There is a great market potential for the use of wood in all types of buildings employing a combination of digital design and CNC processing. This paper gives an overview of the development of multi-storey timber building with a special focus on future trends such as the combination of digital design and flexible planning-design tools and CNC processing to design and build extraordinary constructions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Madison: Forest Products Society, 2016.
Keyword [en]
Forestry, agricultural sciences and landscape planning - Wood fibre and forest products
Keyword [sv]
Skogs- och jordbruksvetenskap samt landskapsplanering - Träfiber- och virkeslära
Research subject
Wood Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31108Local ID: 52ba4674-2f0d-4699-9753-70318676e3c8OAI: diva2:1004338
Forest Products Society International Convention : 26/06/2016 - 29/06/2016
Godkänd; 2016; 20160705 (dicsan)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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