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Biomimicry as a Generator of Optimal Volumetrics in Wood

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2195
Topic
Design and Systems
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
General Application
Organization
Université Laval
Country of Publication
Canada
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
General Application
Topic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Biomimicry
Environmental Adaptation
Digital Fabrication
Material efficiency
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is André Potvin at Université Laval
Summary
The biomimetic approach in architecture explores the genius of organic natural forms resulting from a long process of environmental adaptation. These forms often have a high compactness and an optimal material / volume ratio in line with the importance of reducing the material in the building to limit its environmental impact in terms of energy and resources. What are the natural forms and processes of growth of the form most appropriate to the physical properties of wood? What design process promotes the integration of a biomimetic approach from the earliest stages of design? Based on a review of the main achievements claiming this approach, this project will develop a taxonomy of the different biomimetic typologies and identify the most promising in the context of a wood realization. A digital manufacturing process will be developed to reflect the complexity of natural shapes and flows in an organic architecture that optimizes environmental performance and aesthetics.
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Comparison of Environmental Performance of a Five-Storey Building Built with Cross-Laminated Timber and Concrete

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue65
Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Energy Performance
Environmental Impact
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Constructing Our Environments: A Material Comparison

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue161
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application

Feasibility of Cross-Laminated Timber Cores for the UBC Tall Wood Building

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1905
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Cores
Author
Connolly, Thomas
Moudgil, Manu
Loss, Christiano
Iqbal, Asif
Tannert, Thomas
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Korea
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Cores
Topic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Brock Commons
Hybrid
Environmental Footprint
Seismic Performance
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 20-23,2018. Seoul, Republic of Korea
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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Feasibility Study of Mass-Timber Cores for the UBC Tall Wood Building

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1895
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Environmental Impact
Seismic
Wind
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Cores

A Framework for Assessing the Environmental Benefits of Mass Timber Construction

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1185
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Market and Adoption
Environmental Impact
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Crawford, Robert
Cadorel, Xavier
Publisher
ScienceDirect
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Format
Journal Article
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Construction
Environmental Benefits
Renewable Materials
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Procedia Engineering
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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High Energy Performance Six-Storey Wood-Frame Building: Field Monitoring

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1918
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Energy Performance
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Walls
Wood Building Systems
Roofs
Rooms
Author
Wang, Jieying
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2019
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Timber (unspecified)
Application
Walls
Wood Building Systems
Roofs
Rooms
Topic
Energy Performance
Keywords
Mid-Rise
Durability
Vertical Movement
Indoor Environmental Conditions
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This monitoring study aims to generate field performance data from a highly energy efficient building in the west coast climate as part of FPInnovations’ efforts to assist the building sector in developing durable and energy efficient wood-based buildings. A six-storey mixed-use building, with five storeys of wood-frame residential construction on top of concrete commercial space was completed in early 2018 in the City of Vancouver. It was designed to meet the Passive House standard. The instrumentation aimed to gather field data related to the indoor environment, building envelope moisture performance, and vertical movement to address the most critical concerns among practitioners for such buildings.
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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Instrumentation for Monitoring Performance in a Six-Storey Building in Vancouver Built for High Energy Performance

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1177
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Serviceability
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Passive House
Author
Wang, Jieying
Thomas, Tony
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Passive House
Topic
Serviceability
Keywords
Residential
Commercial
Long-term Performance
Moisture
Building Envelope
Indoor Environmental Quality
Vertical Differential Movement
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This report documents the instrumentation installed for monitoring moisture, indoor air quality and differential movement performance in a six-storey building located in the City of Vancouver. The building has five storeys of wood-frame construction above a concrete podium, providing 85 rental units for residential and commercial use...
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Building Declaration for the Design Building at the University of Massachusetts

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1836
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Environmental Impact
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
General Application
Wood Building Systems

Long-Term Performance of Adhesively Bonded Timber-Concrete-Composites

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue390
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Serviceability
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Beams
Author
Tannert, Thomas
Brunner, Maurice
Vallée, Till
Endacott, Bryn
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Beams
Topic
Connections
Mechanical Properties
Serviceability
Keywords
Adhesives
Long-term
Deflection
Environmental Conditions
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
Timber-concrete-composite (TCC) floors are a successful example of hybrid structural components. TCC are composed of timber and concrete layers connected by a shear connector and are commonly used in practical civil engineering applications. The connecti...
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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