Summary of selected timber research projects presented at: INTER 2015
Exova BM TRADA first published a research summary based on the research work presented and discussed at the International Network of Timber Engineering Research (INTER) in 2014, when the research group changed its name from the long-held CIB-W18.
The group has been gathering annually since 1973 and the research discussed here laid the foundations for the first version of a European Model Code for Timber Engineering. In the 2014 INTER research summary we discussed the group's beginnings in detail and Exova BM TRADA's involvement with the group to date. Readers are invited to take a look at it within our online library of research summaries.
This year too, the INTER group gathered in the historic, scenic Adriatic coastal town of Sibenik in Croatia, under the invitation of Prof. Vlatka Rajcic, the Head of Structural Engineering Department of University of Zagreb.
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