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Integrating Cross-Laminated Timber Panels to Construct Buildings To 20 Levels

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue456
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Chapman, John
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Multi-Storey
Integrated Elements
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
A worldwide interest in timber multi-storey buildings is expected due to the environmental advantages of timber construction when compared to buildings in concrete and steel. Cross-laminated Timber, or CLT, was developed in the early 1990’s and glues and clamps timber planks in alternate layers to form large panels. The cross-laminating ensures reliable strength and stability. CLT construction has been used successfully for the nine storey Murray Grove Stadhaus building in London and the ten storey Forte building in Melbourne [1]. The paper proposes a new type of structural system that utilises CLT for buildings to twenty levels. The floor plan with a central rectangular core and columns at the perimeter is similar to a typical RC commercial building. There are considerably more open spaces than for existing CLT multi-level buildings which rely on multiple shear walls.
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A Theoretical Approach Towards Ressource Efficiency in Multi-Story Timber Buildings Through BIM and Lean

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1910
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Cost
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Walls
Columns
Author
Santana-Sosa, Aída
Riola Parada, Felipe
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Conference Paper
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Timber-Concrete Composite
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Walls
Columns
Topic
Design and Systems
Cost
Keywords
Multi-Story
Integrated Elements
Offsite Construction
Collaborative Work
Interdisciplinary Process
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 20-23, 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Summary
The timber industry has experienced in the last decades a relevant increase in terms of high performance buildings. Despite these advancements and the favorable properties of building with wood, the traditional position of "choosing by costs" still finds wooden building as more expensive than concrete or steel ones. In order to be competitive in the market against these two main building materials and meet the expectations of modern and large-volume wood based constructions, new improvements based on standardization and prefabricated systems have to be implemented. At the same time a full collaborative work between all the participants on a project is needed to redefine and optimize the construction and design processes through sharing specific and detailed information and extended know-how at a very early project stage. Through this approach, the high potential of combining off-site construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a work methodology and lean management practices will be investigated, involving architects, engineers, BIM users in the timber industry, timber manufactures, contractors and all the stakeholders with the aim of reaching the most effective and productive design and construction process in multi-story timber buildings.
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Timber Multi-Level Buildings to 20 Levels Based on a Central Core of Integrated CLT Panels

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1804
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Wood Building Systems
Author
Chapman, John
Publisher
New Zealand Timber Design Society
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Journal Article
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Design and Systems
Keywords
Panels
Multi-Storey
Integrated Elements
Structural Design
Tall Wood
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This research investigates a new structural system based on a central core of CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels to provide more useful multi-level timber buildings that are taller and with open floor areas. Because pinus radiata is a suitable timber for the manufacture of CLT panels, the system has the potential to add value to planted NZ forests and to earn overseas currency. Timber elements are proposed for the entire building structure – central core, columns, floor beams and floor joists. The vertical timber core is a very large square (or rectangular) hollow section that extends the full height of the building and is the main element for resisting lateral forces. Various aspects of the system are discussed in the paper. An analysis of the structure is reported and the paper concludes that the proposed structural system with CLT elements is suitable for buildings to at least twenty levels.
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