Summary of selected timber research projects presented at World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016

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The World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016 was a major event for structural timber research and development. This Research Summary discusses a selection of the presentations, covering topics such as:

  • product innovation
  • structural use of hardwoods
  • use of timber in Japan
  • system build
  • building performance, and
  • engineering problems.

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This Wood Information Sheet gives guidance on assessing the suitability of existing doors for upgrading to give a 20 or 30 minutes' fire resistance comparable with that of purpose-made fire doors. Upgrading to 60 minutes' performance will rarely be possible.

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