Enhancing timber knowledge

Enhancing timber knowledge
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The largest, most comprehensive online library of technical specification and design guidance for timber in the UK. One of our key missions is to lead best practice. To make this happen, we have commission more than 140 papers covering all aspects of timber supply, design, and construction. We are producing...
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Embodied Carbon
2024 Embodied Carbon Data for Timber Products
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Although timber is classed as a low embodied carbon construction material, different timber products will have different embodied carbon values depending on the energy inputs during processing and transportation.
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embodied carbon
Whole-life embodied carbon in multistorey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures
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According to this analysis, choosing engineered timber for structural frames in preference to concrete or steel is a straightforward way of reducing the whole life embodied carbon of the frame.
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Biogenic materials for housing
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This research summary examines various approaches to the assessment of environmental credentials of renewable building materials. The summary also highlights the numerous barriers to be overcome and poses recommendations on how to improve the use of biogenic materials in the UK in order to help the country's construction industry meet...
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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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Sourcing sustainable timber
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Read on the various different certification schemes that are available, the legal obligations to adhere to Chain of Custody certification and also the three different certification categories - illegal, legal and sustainable timber.
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Life-cycle costing
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Understand the importance of life-cycle costing and how it can benefit a construction in the long run and how to calculate those life-cycle costs.
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Sustainable timber sourcing
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Acknowledge the importance of sustainable timber sourcing and which certifications can open up markets for merchants and those involved in the industry.
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Timber as a renewable material
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Learn the environmental benefits of timber and the process of deforestation and replanting.
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Sustainable sourcing
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Learn about sustainable management of forests, temperate forests and hardwoods, and tropical hardwoods.
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