Timber and healthy buildings: indoor air quality

Timber and healthy buildings: indoor air quality
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This Research Summary examines the business case for healthy buildings, focusing upon the health and wellbeing certifications available for the assessment of buildings, building comfort, indoor air quality, and the role that timber can play within a healthy internal environment.
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Restoring discoloured uncoated timber cladding
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This report is based on a two-year ongoing research project focusing on cladding. There has been an increasing trend to use uncoated wood cladding as the exterior facade to new building projects, both domestic and commercial.
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Summary of selected research papers presented at: Wood is Good: Current trends and futureprospects in wood utilization
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Compilation of selected research papers presented at: Wood is Good: Current trends and future prospects in wood utilization.
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Summary of selected timber research projects presented at: INTER 2015
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Compilation of selected timber research projects presented at: INTER 2015
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Summary of selected timber research projects presented at: World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016
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Compilation of selected timber research projects presented at: World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016
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Summary of selected timber research papers presented at: Young Researchers’ Conference
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Compilation of selected timber research papers presented at: Young Researchers' Conference
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Summary of some research projects presented at INTER 2014
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Compilation of some research projects presented at INTER 2014
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Thermal mass in lightweight domestic construction
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This research summary demonstrates that the risk of overheating in a house built with lightweight framing is comparable to that of a house built to current standards with brick and lightweight block.
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The role of wood waste as a source of biomass fuel in the UK
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This research summary examines the key issues associated with biomass as well as the role biomass could play in helping the Government meet their proposed greenhouse gas emission targets as laid out in the 2008 Climate Change Act.
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Wind-induced vibration in tall timber buildings
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This research summary covers a number of factors relating to wind-induced vibration which must be considered when constructing a tall timber building, such as how to assess connection stiffness under in-service vibration. The various conditions were then applied to a case study - the proposed Barentshaus building.
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