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.

Suggested Reading

Addressing the fire safety challenges of ambitious timber structuresnavigation-arrow

Danny HopkinStephen Dickson and Michael Spearpoint report.

 

Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook

26/03/2019 |  Magazine Article  

How does CLT perform in a fire?navigation-arrow

Oliver Neve explains what happens to CLT during a fire, extracted from TRADA’s forthcoming book on the performance of cross-laminated timber (CLT).

 

Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook

01/03/2017 |  Magazine Article  

Flame-retardant treatments for timber productsnavigation-arrow

In many situations, timber and wood-based materials may be used in their natural, untreated state. However, flame-retardant (FR) treatments extend their use to situations that demand enhanced 'reaction to fire' properties.

This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) covers treatments that may be applied to wood and wood-based products both...

19/08/2019 |  Wood Information Sheet