Summary of selected timber research projects presented at: World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016

Summary of selected timber research projects presented at: World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016

Date Published

6 September 2022

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TRADA
Summary

This document summarises a number of the papers presented that are of most interest to members.

Key Information

The World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016 was a major event for structural timber research and development. This Research Summary discusses a selection of the presentations, covering topics such as: -Product innovation
-Structural use of hardwoods
-Use of timber in Japan
-System build
-Building performance, and
-Engineering problems.

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Case studies

This project was inspired by the spirit of the Californian Case Study houses and the simplicity of Japanese domestic architecture.

The building is the UK sales and marketing office of The VELUX Company, the Danish manufacturer of windows and roof-lights. According to the client’s brief, the design was to be ‘a practical demonstration of VELUX products in an inspirational setting’.