Hybrid construction: timber-based solutions to structural challenges

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What is hybrid construction? And how can it be used to create sustainable and versatile buildings? This publication answers these questions by looking at different types of structural engineered timber in effective combinations with other materials, as illustrated by recent case studies. From straightforward projects to complex design briefs, hybrid construction is gaining momentum.

Case studies featured: Notre Dame Catholic College, Liverpool; Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; West Ham bus garage, London; Living Planet Centre, Woking; Keynsham Town Hall, Somerset; Marks & Spencer, Cheshire Oaks; Banyan Wharf apartments, London; The Forum, Exeter University; Furness Academy, Cumbria; Norwich Cathedral visitor centre refectory; Alnwick Castle Garden visitor centre and pavilion, Northumberland; and John Hope Gateway Biodiversity Centre, Edinburgh.

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