Is solid wood construction the key to material efficiency on site?
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Tom Waddicor reports on how the use of timber can reduce construction waste.
Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook
Recent advances in timber technology and engineering have expanded the potential of building with wood. The development of new products and component manufacturing has allowed the construction of longer spans, the erection of multi-storey timber frame buildings, the forming of compound curved surfaces, the volumetric prefabrication and modular systems and...
Dan Bradley reports on an international research project that hopes to develop an alternative.
Wood and wood-based products are used in a wide range of applications, some with service lives of many decades before they enter the waste stream. However, it is only since the mid-1990s that an industry has emerged to recycle waste wood, where qualities such as a low moisture content compared...