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Structural Design Process for Estimating Cross-Laminated Timber Use Factors for Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2170
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Design and Systems
Cost
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Laminated Veneer Lumber Hollow Cross-sections for Temporary Soil Nailing

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2486
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Design and Systems
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Analysis of Military Protective Structures: A Framework for Quantifying Cost-Benefit of Existing and New Protective Systems

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1432
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Cost
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Crofoot, Henry
Organization
Colorado School of Mines
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Design and Systems
Cost
Keywords
Protection
Military
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The United States military is constantly evolving into an organization equipped by the latest technology and seeking the greatest protection per cost ratio for its members in harm’s way. While new protection methods are steadily produced by the Engineering Research and Development Command, most protective structure options fall into either very expensive or very labor-intensive structures with widely varying degrees of reusability and transportability. Furthermore, there is currently no widely accepted quantitative approach to help the decision-making process when choosing which system to use in a specific condition. This study will seek to create a framework which can be used to aid the decision-making process based on quantitative calculation of cost benefit of various protective systems. The framework will encompass resource metrics of man-hours, machine hours, and monetary cost. The calculations and assessments will also be affected by quantitative evaluations of military situations which can increase or decrease each value of resource metric. This study will also investigate the potential of using a mass timber product, namely Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels, as a protective structure that may be useful in certain military situations. While not designed to replace other systems, it is another option for military commanders and staffs to consider when choosing the most efficient and economical protection method for their soldiers.
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Free
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Overcoming Market Barriers to Increase Use of Structural Mass Timber in Healthcare Environment

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2567
Topic
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Hybrid Building Systems
Organization
University of Oregon
Country of Publication
United States
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Healthcare
Hygienic Performance
Moisture Performance
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg at the University of Oregon
Summary
The goal of this project is to accelerate the application of structural mass timber, such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), in outpatient healthcare construction. In particular, this project will address concerns related to hygienic and moisture performance of CLT, as well as exploring other challenges faced in mass timber construction. The project will engage with industry partners representing architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), healthcare professionals, and policy-makers to advance the state of knowledge and market penetration of CLT in healthcare. Healthcare construction is a large and growing sector; pioneering the use of CLT in this market would significantly increase utilization of small-diameter and lower-quality timber. Ultimately, successful implementation of this project would help achieve USFS regional priorities of supporting ecosystem restoration and wildland fire management, as well as Oregon’s State Forest Action Plan goals of protecting communities at risk of wildfire, maintaining the forestland base, and preserving diversity of upland habitats.
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Innovative Strategies to Protect Concrete Bridge Decks and Cross-Laminated Timber Structures through the Use of Impermeable Overlays

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2281
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Moisture
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Bridges and Spans
Floors

Shell Structures in Wood

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue19
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Market and Adoption
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Shell Structures
Author
Cheng, Alexandra
Meyboom, AnnaLisa
Hunter, Jessica
Neumann, Oliver
Cloutier, Roy
Maia, Sara
Gaudin, Thomas
Tannert, Thomas
Organization
University of British Columbia
Year of Publication
2015
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Shell Structures
Topic
Market and Adoption
Design and Systems
Keywords
Design
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The larger intention of this research and the future research trajectory is to expand the conception of wood as a structural building material, encouraging its broader use both within Canada and in emerging markets. When architects and engineers desire a...
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Free
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The Potential Use of Timber from Palm Trees for Building Purposes

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue536
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Market and Adoption
Material
Other Materials
Author
Fruehwald, Arno
Fruehwald, Katja
Fathi, Leila
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Other Materials
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Market
Palm
Physical Properties
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
Palm trees are a family of plants with hundreds of species. Most important species are coconut palm, oil palm and date palm. Most palms grow in tropical regions, but some species also in semidry regions (date palms). Palms have played an important role for the supply of food and they provide shade for agricultural crops and they are planted in parks and gardens. With exception for coconut wood, the wood from palm trees has not been used to a large extent. But it is considered as an important resource. According to FAO, coco-, oil- and date palms cover over 30 million ha worldwide with a total stem wood potential of 150-200 million m³ per year. Generally this wood resource can play an important role in the regional/worldwide wood supply; mainly in Asia, Arabic countries, Africa and Latin America. The stem of the tree (coconut-, oil- and date Palm) is between 10 and 20 (25) m long, has a lower diameter of 40 – 60 cm and a taper of 0.3 – 0.7 cm/m. Being monocotyledons, palms show distinct differences in the wood structure compared to common wood species.
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Free
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What is Holding Back the Expanded Use of Prefabricated Wood Building Systems?

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2608
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Market and Adoption
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Kuan, S.
Kaustinen, Mark
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Mass Timber
Barriers to Adoption
Recommendations
Prefabrication
Performance
Markets
Design
Building Construction
Sustainable Construction
Wood Products
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Abstract Across B.C. and Canada, communities are under pressure to create better-performing buildings that meet stringent code requirements while reducing construction waste. Meanwhile, consumers are demanding high-quality structures that are delivered quickly and at a reasonable price. Modern methods of construction that include prefabrication can help construction professionals create buildings that meet all these criteria. Furthermore, prefabrication provides steady employment and is good for the economy. The market opportunities are present across Canada and in the U.S., but prefabrication is not being used to its potential due to several barriers: Negative perception of quality Fear of innovation Lack of information and understanding Unclear economic benefits Limited industry capacity Planning and regulatory complications Recommendations A concerted effort to address these barriers includes: Improving products through research and development Researching, documenting, and promoting best practices Developing guidance documents so prefabrication is easier to incorporate Providing national-level leadership and resources to promote innovation Successfully implementing these recommendations will require a broad and deep national perspective, an understanding of all stages and aspects of wood construction, and the vision and skills to bring together diverse experts and stakeholders. WhitePaper Innovation Series
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Free
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An Overview of Cross-Laminated Timber in North America

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2138
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Use of Augmented Reality as a Tool for Valuing Wood Materials During the Design Phase - Architectural Component

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2255
Topic
Market and Adoption
Organization
Université Laval
Country of Publication
Canada
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Augmented Reality
Visual Appearance
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Jean-François Lalonde at Université Laval
Summary
In the development of an architectural concept, the perception of the client is a key element for acceptability. Wood often becomes a dominant architectural element. While decision-making on the choice of materials is often subject to budgetary considerations, it appears that the added value of wood in the building’s design, even on the basis of preliminary sketches and models (physical or visual), is not adequately delivered. The project proposes to explore augmented reality technology as a technique allowing greater acceptability of wood material during the initial design phases. The architectural component will explore the creative potential and quantify public perception when subject to the use of wood material in augmented reality.
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