Off-site and industrialised timber construction: Delivering quality and efficiency
In This Series
- Acoustic performance of party floors and walls in timber framed buildings
- House from the rising sun - Lessons from the Japanese housing delivery experience
- Low energy timber frame buildings
- Medium-rise timber frame: A best practice benchmarking guide
- Reinstatement of timber frame buildings after fire
Many prefer the versatility of timber frame for panelised, volumetric and hybrid built off-site systems. Other suitable methods include timber post and beam, ‘mass’ construction using cross-laminated timber, and structural insulated panel systems. By moving the bulk of the construction processes into well-managed, factory conditions and performing the minimum installation work on site, these systems become more efficient and therefore more sustainable.
Off-site methods and controlled conditions are a good basis for improving quality and the author examines production concepts that can boost the efficiency of timber construction. He also explains the key considerations when designing buildings for off-site or industrialised construction and reviews the engineered timber products that lend themselves to this approach.
Off-site and industrialised timber construction explains how timber can be used to meet the imperative for high-quality, sustainable and efficient buildings. The second edition has been significantly expanded and also includes a new chapter of case studies.
Professor Robert Hairstans is head of the Edinburgh Napier University, Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures (COCIS), where he leads on research, innovation and knowledge exchange activities designed to deliver construction technologies for tomorrow’s communities within a circular economy. His specialist expertise is in the fields of timber engineering and technology, with a focus on adding value to the supply chain and with an emphasis on off-site and industrialised forms of construction.
- Off-site construction and pre-manufacture
- Industrialisation of timber construction
- Production and construction
- Timber technologies and systems
- Case studies
- Appendices A-D