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USFS -2 weeks ago

Rocking Behavior of High-Aspect-Ratio Cross-Laminated Timber Shear Walls: Experimental and Numerical Investigation

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a mass timber product that has recently garnered considerable attention for lateral-force resisting system (LFRS) applications. The main objectives of this study were to investigate the rocking behavior of a high-aspect-ratio (height/width) CLT shear wall without post-tensioning, and to validate a finite-element (FE) model based on the cyclic and dynamic response of...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Comparison of building construction and life-cycle cost for a high-rise mass timber building with its concrete alternative

Mass timber building materials such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) have captured attention in mid- to high-rise building designs because of their potential environmental benefits. The recently updated multistory building code also enables greater utilization of these wood building materials. The cost-effectiveness of mass timber buildings is also undergoing substantial analysis. Given the relativ...

What Wood -3 weeks ago

Pfeifer successfully completes the second expansion stage at the CLT plant in Schlitz

The cross laminated timber plant of the Pfeifer Group, which went into operation at the beginning of 2020, is doubling its capacity to 100,000 m³ annually this year as planned. In order to increase the joinery performance and product quality, a second finger jointing system and a completely new joinery system were recently installed. The […]...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Longest glulam beams at 42m delivered to Mount Gambier

The longest single glulam timber beams ever shipped to Australia – spanning up to 42 metres – have been delivered to Mount Gambier in South Australia. The timber rafters were crafted at Hess Timber’s production facility in Kleinheubach, Germany. Source: Timberbiz The beams departed from Zeebrugee Terminal in Belgium at the end of April and travelled approximately 25,000 kilometres vi...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Prize winning project by UQ students for timber bridges

Timber building materials produced from sustainably grown local plantations and the benefits this brings to reducing carbon output are the thrusts of a prize-winning project by two University of Queensland civil engineering students. Source: Timberbiz Duncan Hossy and William Webster were awarded Responsible Wood Civil Engineering prizes for excellence in timber design for two bridges at the Brisb...

timberbiz -2 months ago

On the cusp of an epic launch for hardwood CLTP

CLTP Tasmania has officially launched the world’s first hardwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), along with its new brand – Cusp Building Solutions. The website www.cusp.com.au is now live ahead of a launch event, which is being held in Hobart on 29 June. Source: Timberbiz Cusp CLT is made from Tasmanian Plantation Oak (Eucalyptus Nitens) sourced from Responsible Wood certified sustainable plant...

What Wood -2 months ago

Mayr-Melnhof Holz invests in CLT production in Austria

Mayr-Melnhof Holz is investing €150 million in its plant in Leoben and wants to create an additional 50 jobs there. The plan is for the new cross-laminated timber plant to go into full operation in just under two years. The focus is on cross laminated timber (CLT), which is cross-glued and has the best physical […]...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Welding wood becomes a reality

In a proof-of-concept collaboration between TWI Ltd and the University of Cambridge and enabled by the Construction Innovation Hub, researchers have developed a sustainable process to rapidly join timber elements using linear friction welding. Source: University of Cambridge Two years into the project they have been able to join pieces of wood in two to three seconds by rubbing them together at hi...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Dubai Expo Australian pavilion of Tassie timber

Expo 2020 Dubai, to be held from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022 will have 190 countries represented in a single location, to generate ideas to address the needs of a fast-changing world and connect Australia to new global opportunities. Source: Timberbiz Managed by the Australian Government and designed by award-winning Brisbane-based architectural practice bureau^proberts, the Australian...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Construction frenzy leads to investment in tech and capacity in Queensland

Queensland’s timber industry is investing in technology and additional capacity to maximise timber volumes for the market in response to the recent housing construction frenzy. Peak industry body Timber Queensland’s CEO Mick Stephens said the industry is doing everything possible to increase supply in an overheated housing construction market, with some Queensland businesses forecast to double...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Friday analysis: Timbers’ perfect storm hits the building industry

The causes of the nation’s current timber shortage have been widely described as “the perfect storm”. The description is probably correct. The causes have been identified as the success of Homebuilder, a spike in the price of timber exported from Australia, and delays in timber being imported into the country due to COVID restrictions. Source: Timberbiz Record low interest rates can be added...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Friday analysis: Timber’s perfect storm hits the building industry

The causes of the nation’s current timber shortage have been widely described as “the perfect storm”. The description is probably correct. The causes have been identified as the success of Homebuilder, a spike in the price of timber exported from Australia, and delays in timber being imported into the country due to COVID restrictions. Source: Timberbiz Record low interest rates can be added...

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