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Expanding Opportunities for Mid-Rise Buildings in Chile through the Application of Timber Panel Systems

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue193
Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Market and Adoption
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Rivera, Cristián
Organization
University of British Columbia
Year of Publication
2012
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Seismic
Keywords
Chile
Codes
Mid-Rise
Prefabrication
City Densification
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
During the last few years, the merging of timber building tradition with the application of new technologies has produced new prefabricated building systems in Europe and North America. Mid-rise buildings present a unique opportunity to apply new timber technologies. Chile has shown sustained growth of buildings construction during the past decades but little further development in the use of wood. To establish the feasibility of timber systems applied to the Chilean context this research considered social aspects, technical aspects and local standards related to the manufacture and construction using timber components. A project proposal is used to analyze the architectural applications of timber systems according to the Chilean context. The design considers the case of densification in the city of Santiago and investigates the possibility of developing mid-rise structures using the structural properties and features of timber systems. So far only two systems applied to mid-rise structures have been tested for seismic resistance on full scale prototypes: Midply and Cross Laminated Timber.
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Mechanical Characterization and Seismic Behaviour of Cross Laminated Timber Panels Made of Chilean Radiata Pine

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1730
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Seismic
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Pérez Pulgar, Eduardo
González Soto, Paulina
Saavedra Flores, Erick
Tapia Vavra, Sergio
Torelli Conde, Jorge
Orellana Parada, Sebastián
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Mechanical Properties
Seismic
Keywords
Chile
Seismic Behaviour
Pine
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4746-4753
Summary
The use of cross-laminated timber (CLT or XLAM) in the multi-storey buildings construction sector has been spreading in Europe and North America over the last twenty years. Considering that Chile has one of the largest radiata pine forest resources of the world, it is clearly possible to introduce this timber construction system in Chile. Therefore the mechanical characterization and seismic behaviour of 3-ply cross-laminated timber panels made of Chilean radiata pine were studied. The panels (2.5 m high, 1.2 m wide and 0.12 m thick) were manufactured in the Materials Research Laboratory of the Civil Engineering Department at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile (LIMUSUSACH) in accordance with the current Chilean standards, which are based on ASTM standards. The New Zealand standard (BRANZ P21) for cyclic tests was also applied. These panels are intended to be used for the design of earthquake-resistant systems in mid-rise buildings.
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Towards Timber Mid-Rise Buildings in Chile: Structural Design Challenge and Regulations Gaps

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1634
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Design and Systems
Market and Adoption
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Santa María, Hernán
Caicedo, Natalia
Montaño, Jairo
Luis Almazán, José
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Chile
Mid-Rise
Platform Buildings
Building Codes
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 2995-3002
Summary
At present in Chile it is not possible to construct buildings higher than 3 storeys using timber as structural material. This difficulty is due to high demands of regulations, in addition to cultural reasons, even though there are buildings in timber with more than 5 storeys built in 1910 in Chile (Sewell), which are preserved nowadays. A multidisciplinary team at UC Timber Innovation Center (CIM UC) works on the design of a mid-rise building in timber with a platform frame system for a mining company with few budget restrictions for this specific project. The results will be presented in this paper. Been the economic feasibility the main concern of the UC Timber Innovation Center (CIM UC), in order to spread this technology to a standard client, a larger team is working in parallel towards a proposal of modification of structural design regulations for the construction of mid-rise buildings in Chile with timber platform frame system. The work included an extensive bibliographic revision, followed by structural tests on 2D and 3D timber structures.
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