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Adhesive Bonding of Timber and Glass in Load-Bearing Facades - Evaluation of the Ageing Behaviour

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1742
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Connections
Serviceability
Material
Timber-Glass Composite
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Nicklisch, Felix
Weller, Bernhard
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Timber-Glass Composite
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Connections
Serviceability
Keywords
Adhesives
Façade
Load Bearing
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4913-4920
Summary
Wooden constructions are on the rise again – encouraged by a strong trend towards sustainable and resource efficient buildings. Load-bearing timber-glass composite elements – a novel concept to use the in-plane loadbearing potential of glass – could contribute to a more efficient use of materials in façades. The current study relates to the adhesive bond between the glass pane and the timber substructure. The applicability of structural sealants such as silicones is limited due to their distinct flexibility which leads to large deformations of the joint. Further potential arises from the use of adhesives of medium and high stiffness. Their general performance as well as their durability have not yet been evaluated with respect to the proposed use in building constructions. This paper draws attention to the ageing stability of two promising adhesives. Small-scale adhesively bonded specimens which are composed of a wooden and a glass piece are exposed to different ageing scenarios which relate to the impacts typically encountered in façades. Based on the results it can be concluded that the considered high-modules adhesives enable an increase of characteristic failure loads and a reduction of joint deformation, but also reveal shortcomings regarding their ageing stability.
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Ecological Thermal Refurbishment with Prefabricated Timber Framed Façade Elements for Mid-Rise Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1783
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Energy Performance
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Le Levé, Clemens
Badergruber, Thomas
Beikircher, Wilfried
Kraler, Anton
Flach, Michael
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Energy Performance
Keywords
Mid-Rise
Façade
Thermal
Prefabricated
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 5622-5629
Summary
The thermal refurbishment of the building stock is one of the most fundamental challenges of sustainable urban development. Particularly the use of natural and local materials gets an increasing relevance, regarding the embodied energy. The focus of this work is the development of systematised solutions for thermal refurbishment with...
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Fire Testing for Efficient Tall Timber Buildings - Scoping Study for Adaptive Reuse of the NHERI Tall Wood Building

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2786
Topic
Fire
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Organization
TallWood Design Institute
Oregon State University
Country of Publication
United States
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Fire
Keywords
Large Scale
Fire Test
Multi-Storey
Mass Timber
Beam-to-Column Connectors
Safety
Firefight
Vertical Fire Spread
Façade
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Erica Fischer, Oregon State University
Summary
Previous large-scale fire testing of mass timber buildings has occurred on a single floor of a building. The data collected from these experiments were used to demonstrate the fire performance of cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings and to change the International Building Code (IBC) prescriptive fire protection design provisions for mass timber buildings. The scope of the tests was limited to compartment fires with varying levels of encapsulation. However, multi-story mass timber buildings are being constructed in the United States and fire science experts understand that fire threats can move beyond compartment fires and into travelling (moving fires) and vertical fire spread. In addition, many buildings are being proposed outside of the scope of the IBC prescriptive fire protection design approach (i.e. open floor plans), thereby requiring the employment of performance-based structural fire engineering. Performance-based structural fire engineering requires quantifying fire demands within the structure and calculating the resistance of the structure throughout the fire to provide safety to the occupants during egress, safety to fire fighters during and after the fire, and to ensure the building will not collapse introducing a threat of fire spread and damage to the surrounding buildings. To date, engineers are employing performance-based structural fire engineering on mass timber buildings; however, engineers are typically forced to make simplifications, be very conservative, and/or frequently use unproven assumptions. These simplifications and assumptions need to be tested experimentally to ensure that engineers are providing adequate levels of safety. Some of these assumptions include exterior wall and façade details that can prevent vertical fire spread, and detailing by engineers that considers the effects of charring during the decay phase of the fire. The PIs have an opportunity to perform large-scale fire tests on a multi-story mass timber building in Corvallis, OR. Future large-scale fire tests will utilize a portion of the 10-story building being tested as a part of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Tall Wood project (http://nheritallwood.mines.edu/). After the seismic testing of the 10-story building, the top four stories will be demolished and not utilized. Therefore, the research team will transport these floors to Corvallis to be re-assembled at the Corvallis Fire Training Center. In this preliminary stage, a multi-disciplinary team will perform computer simulation modeling of the fire tests, fully develop the scope of the tests and create a detailed experimental plan for the large-scale fire tests. The tests will be designed with considerations for the ability to address the following questions. These questions are consistent with future research needs that were identified by the Forest Products Laboratory [5] and the recent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Safety in Tall Timber Buildings Workshop. (1) How does the façade detailing of a mass timber building influence the vertical fire spread behavior? (2) How can engineers better design mass timber buildings to enhance the safety for firefighters? (3) How do glulam beam-to-column connections perform in real fires? (4) What engineering solutions can be implemented within mass timber buildings to account for the behavior of the mass timber during the decay phase of the fire in the case that suppression is not available? (5) How can engineers better design mass timber buildings to enhance the safety for fire fighters during the firefight and during overhaul/investigation?
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Geometrical Aspects for the Design of Prefabricated Load-Bearing Timber-Glass-Facades

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1746
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Material
Timber-Glass Composite
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Pascha, Khaled Saleh
Pascha, Vitalija
Winter, Wolfgang
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Timber-Glass Composite
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Keywords
Façade
Prefabricated
Load-Bearing Capacity
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4947-4955
Summary
Fulfilment of conditions given by European design codes for structures in seismic regions presents a problem during the design of new and repairing of existing structures. Although there are various options, obvious choices are solutions which provide increase of rigidity and seismic capacity with minimal increase of structural mass. Current research at the University of Zagreb, performed in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana, is leading to the development of special kind of high-ductility hybrid panel made of timber frame with supporting laminated glass infill, which, in addition to strength and stiffness, is also characterized by high level of seismic energy dissipation. This paper objective is to give preliminary assessment of application of hybrid panel as seismic reinforcement in concrete, steel and timber frame structures. Finally, to provide more accurate input data, numerical results are compared for the structures tested in full-scale shaking table test.
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Innovative Façade Elements of Wood with Modern Design and New Technology

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1644
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Pousette, Anna
Schlyter Gezelius, Camilla
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Façade
Cladding
CNC
Prototype
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 3397-3404
Summary
The project included product development and materials research. The aim was to produce a wooden façade system with an attractive modern appearance and good constructive design with the help of modern woodworking technology. Important requirements to consider were that the system should have a contemporary, attractive expression and that the façade system should provide a product with high quality ambitions in terms of environmental impact. It should also be flexible and easy to use for architects and designers who want to create unique façades. The main focus in this study was about the visible wood surface appearance where the intention was to create a varied surface with interesting innovative designs, with a method that make it possible to always create new patterns. Two different façade cladding systems were developed by combining woodcraft tradition, new research, digital design tools and industrial processes in the wood construction industry. Prototypes with patterned surfaces on both individual boards joined together and on a system based on multi-layer solid wood panels were tested.
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The Numerical Analysis and Experimental Verification on the Thermal Performance of Hybrid Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)-Glass Facade Elements

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2704
Year of Publication
2020
Topic
Energy Performance
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Rajcic, Vlatka
Bedon, Chiara
Barbalic, Jure
Perkovic, Nikola
Year of Publication
2020
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Energy Performance
Keywords
Structural Glass
CLT-Structural Glass Hybrid Facade
Small-Scale Experiments
Finite Element Modelling
Numerical Modelling
Language
English
Conference
Challenging Glass Conference
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Structural solutions involving the mechanical interaction of timber and glass load-bearing members showed a progressive increase in the last decade. Among others, a multipurpose hybrid facade element composed of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) members and glass panels interacting by frictional contact mechanisms only was proposed ion the framework of the VETROLIGNUM project. While demonstrating enhanced load-bearing and deformation capacity performances under seismic loads, facade elements are known to represent a building component with multiple performance parameters to satisfy. These include energy efficiency, durability, lightening comfort and optimal thermal performance. In this paper, a special focus is dedicated to the thermal performance assessment of CLT-glass facade modules under ordinary operational conditions. Based on the thermal-chamber analysis of small-scale prototypes, reliable Finite Element numerical models are developed and applied to full-scale VETROLIGNUM solution. Sensitivity analyses are hence carried out to explore the actual thermal performance of these novel hybrid systems.
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Structural Means for Fire-Safe Wooden Façade Design

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2854
Year of Publication
2021
Topic
Fire
Material
Other Materials
Application
Building Envelope
Author
Engel, Thomas
Werther, Norman
Organization
Technical University of Munich
Publisher
Springer
Year of Publication
2021
Country of Publication
Germany
Format
Journal Article
Material
Other Materials
Application
Building Envelope
Topic
Fire
Keywords
Fire Safety
Fire Spread
Fire Stop
Wooden Façade
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Fire Technology
Summary
This study investigates five fire stop variants used to limit the spread of fire on wooden façades. For this purpose, five fire tests using various types of wooden façade claddings and different fire stops were conducted as full-scale tests and compared to the existing findings. The influences and interactions between the material qualities of the external wall behind the façade cladding, the construction type of the wooden façade cladding, the design of the substructure, the depth of the ventilation gap, and the design of the fire stops were investigated. In evaluating the fire stops, the design of the interior corners, the joint design, and the influence of thermal expansion were examined. Finally, design proposals for the design of fire stops at wooden façades in order to limit the spread of fire were derived based on this evaluation. The outlook presents further needs that need to be investigated in the future in order to clarify undiscussed aspects or points that were ultimately not evaluated within the scope of this study.
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Tall Wood Building Enclosures – A Race To the Top

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2346
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Design and Systems
Site Construction Management
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
NLT (Nail-Laminated Timber)
Application
Building Envelope
Author
Hubbs, Brian
Finch, Graham
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
NLT (Nail-Laminated Timber)
Application
Building Envelope
Topic
Design and Systems
Site Construction Management
Keywords
Prefabrication
Building Enclosure
Façade
Curtain Wall
Durability
Construction Time
Language
English
Conference
Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology
Research Status
Complete
Summary
On tall wood buildings, mass timber elements including CLT, NLT, glulam, and other engineered components absolutely need to be protected from excessive wetting during construction. This requirement precludes the use of many conventional cladding systems unless the building is fully hoarded during construction. The building enclosure and façade of UBC Tallwood House consists of an innovative prefabricated steel stud rainscreen curtain-wall assembly that is pre-insulated, pre-clad, and has factory installed windows. Design of connections and air and water sealing of panel joints and interfaces was carefully considered given the tall wood structure they were designed to protect. While steel studs were utilized in the panelized structure, feasible curtain-wall designs were also developed and prototyped for wood-framing, CLT, and precast concrete as part of the project. Looking ahead, there will continue to be innovation in design and construction of fast and durable facades for taller wood buildings. New prefabricated panel designs incorporating CLT panels and connection technologies from unitized curtainwall systems are already being developed for the “next tallest” wood buildings in North America.
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Timber-Glass Composite: Long-term Behavior

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1743
Year of Publication
2016
Topic
Serviceability
Mechanical Properties
Environmental Impact
Cost
Material
Timber-Glass Composite
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Fadai, Alireza
Nicklisch, Felix
Rinnhofer, Matthias
Year of Publication
2016
Country of Publication
Austria
Format
Conference Paper
Material
Timber-Glass Composite
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Serviceability
Mechanical Properties
Environmental Impact
Cost
Keywords
Stiffening
Multi-Story
Long-term
Load Bearing
Creep
Façade
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria p. 4921-4929
Summary
Up to now, structural sealant glazing façades have been extensively applied. They are at the cutting edge of technology and meet the highest standards. The objective of several research projects was to develop stiffening glass fronts, which replace expensive frameworks or wind bracings behind the large glass windows. Thus, potential applications of timber-glass composites (TGC) as alternative stiffening constructions for multi-story façades were investigated. Based on the results of those previous research projects the Department of Structural Design and Timber Engineering (ITI) coordinated the follow-up international research project “Load bearing timber-glass composites (LBTGC)” within the framework WoodWisdom-Net. In consideration of long-term behavior and practical application, the objective of the joint research project LBTGC was to develop load-bearing and stiffening TGC structures. With the purpose to meet the highest standards of cost effectiveness and environmental compatibility, alternative stiffening TGC constructions for multi-story facades were investigated. This paper illustrates these developments and application of TGC multi-story façades.
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