Building Tall with Wood in the Future

There is growing movement among leading architects to embrace wood as a structural replacement for concrete and steel in mid?rise and even high?rise projects. The exploration of new engineered and hybrid technologies is leaving industry visionaries expecting to see high?rise wood structures within their lifetime. Further, as the effects...
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LCT ONE: A Case Study of an Eight-story Wood Office Building

LCT ONE is an eight-story, timber-based sustainable building developed in Austria in 2012. The goal of the project was to develop a flexible, high-performance, prefabricated construction system as a new product, which meets all technical and economical requirements of modern real estate markets. The project is based predominantly on...
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Structural safety of wood decks and deck guards

Most deck-related accidents are caused by failure of the deck-ledger connection or the guardrail—this can lead to serious injuries or death. Decks are often designed as a collection of individual parts, rather than as a ‘system’ of interrelated components that must function correctly. Further, because decks are exterior structures,...
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