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Frolovskaia, A. ,., Deordiev, S. ,., Falk, A., Klinduh, N. Y. & Terehova, I. I. (2018). Experience of light thin-walled structures improvement in construction. In: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MECHATRONICS AND CONTROL ENGINEERING (ICMCE 2017): . Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Mechatronics and Control Engineering (ICMCE), DEC 02-04, 2017, St Petersburg, RUSSIA. IOP PUBLISHING LTD, Article ID UNSP 012004.
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2018 (English)In: 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MECHATRONICS AND CONTROL ENGINEERING (ICMCE 2017), IOP PUBLISHING LTD , 2018, article id UNSP 012004Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The authors on the basis of practical experience have analyzed low-rise construction with the use of energy-saving technologies. Characteristic features of possible variants of frame construction are looked at and described. The relevance of the paper consists in the improvement of the building frame design solution based on the analysis and elimination of disadvantages taking into account consumers' point of view.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2018
Series
Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588 ; 1016
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-237171 (URN)10.1088/1742-6596/1016/1/012004 (DOI)000446926700004 ()2-s2.0-85048366256 (Scopus ID)
Conference
6th International Conference on Mechatronics and Control Engineering (ICMCE), DEC 02-04, 2017, St Petersburg, RUSSIA
Note

QC 20181024

Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved
Peñaloza, D., Erlandsson, M., Berlin, J., Wålinder, M. & Falk, A. (2018). Future scenarios for climate mitigation of new construction in Sweden: Effects of different technological pathways. Journal of Cleaner Production, 187, 1025-1035
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 187, p. 1025-1035Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A variety of climate mitigation strategies is available to mitigate climate impacts of buildings. Several studies evaluating the effectiveness of these strategies have been performed at the building stock level, but do not consider the technological change in building material manufacturing. The objective of this study is to evaluate the climate mitigation effects of increasing the use of biobased materials in the construction of new residential dwellings in Sweden under future scenarios related to technological change. A model to estimate the climate impact from Swedish new dwellings has been proposed combining official statistics and life cycle assessment data of seven different dwelling typologies. Eight future scenarios for increased use of harvested wood products are explored under different pathways for changes in the market share of typologies and in energy generation. The results show that an increased use of harvested wood products results in lower climate impacts in all scenarios evaluated, but reductions decrease if the use of low-impact concrete expands more rapidly or under optimistic energy scenarios. Results are highly sensitive to the choice of climate impact metric. The Swedish construction sector can only reach maximum climate change mitigation scenarios if the low-impact building typologies are implemented together and rapidly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Building stock, Life cycle assessment, Low-carbon buildings, Climate scenarios, Biobased materials, Bioeconomy
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-230474 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.285 (DOI)000432102500089 ()2-s2.0-85047457062 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20180613

Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-13Bibliographically approved
Larsson, M., Wålinder, M. & Falk, A. (2018). Teleodynamic timber façades. Frontiers in Built Environment, 4, Article ID 37.
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2018 (English)In: Frontiers in Built Environment, ISSN 2297-3362, Vol. 4, article id 37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates ways in which weathering-related site conditions can be allowed to inform the design process in order to improve a building's geometry and performance. Providing a building design with the capacity to remember past experiences and anticipate future events can provide substantial gains to the architectural configuration and engineering of a timber façade. A new theory of architecture is outlined based on recent “teleodynamic” theories—a hypothesis about the way far-from-equilibrium systems interact and combine to produce emergent patterns. The proposed explanation considers nested levels of thermodynamic systems applied to an architectural context: “homeodynamic” operations that involve equilibration and dissipation of constraint combine to produce self-organising “morphodynamic” procedures that amplify and regularise site-specific constraining data streams. A teleodynamic design reconstitutes itself by combining morphodynamic processes so as to optimise its relationship to the past, present, and future. A novel teleodynamic design tool called Contextual Optimisation Workspace (COW) is assembled within the Grasshopper visual programming environment. The tool is used to carry out four experiments that combine to produce the teleodynamic design of an urban wooden façade, exemplifying an alternative framework for the design of wood-based structures. The first experiment investigates a variegated grid combining two distinct subdivision methods (an orthogonal grid and a Voronoi tessellation), transmuting one system into another. The second and third experiments focus on durability aspects of a wooden façade and devise strategies for how the effects of photochemical degradation and wetting due to driving rain might be minimised using the COW tool. The fourth experiment optimises the building for daylight based on an illuminance simulation. Using simulation and anticipation to add the advantages of site- and time-specific data streams as a design strategy can effectively suspend an algorithm-driven design iteration in time and space in order to allow it to be parametrically influenced by past or future events such as unique site and project conditions. The COW tool can be used to produce such teleodynamic designs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2018
Keywords
EnWoBio Pavilion, Façade, Multiple-objective optimisation, Preservation-treated wood, Teleodynamic architecture, Timber, Wooden structures
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-252263 (URN)10.3389/fbuil.2018.00037 (DOI)2-s2.0-85064649322 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC20190607

Available from: 2019-06-07 Created: 2019-06-07 Last updated: 2019-06-07Bibliographically approved
Peñaloza, D., Erlandsson, M. & Falk, A. (2016). Exploring the climate impact effects of increased use of bio-based materials in buildings. Construction and Building Materials, 125, 219-226
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2016 (English)In: Construction and Building Materials, ISSN 0950-0618, E-ISSN 1879-0526, Vol. 125, p. 219-226Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Whenever Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is used to assess the climate impact of buildings, those with high content of biobased materials result with the lowest impact. Traditional approaches to LCA fail to capture aspects such as biogenic carbon exchanges, their timing and the effects from carbon storage. This paper explores a prospective increase of biobased materials in Swedish buildings, using traditional and dynamic LCA to assess the climate impact effects of this increase. Three alternative designs are analysed; one without biobased material content, a CLT building and an alternative timber design with “increased bio”. Different scenario setups explore the sensitivity to key assumptions such as the building's service life, end-of-life scenario, setting of forest sequestration before (growth) or after (regrowth) harvesting and time horizon of the dynamic LCA. Results show that increasing the biobased material content in a building reduces its climate impact when biogenic sequestration and emissions are accounted for using traditional or dynamic LCA in all the scenarios explored. The extent of these reductions is significantly sensitive to the end-of-life scenario assumed, the timing of the forest growth or regrowth and the time horizon of the integrated global warming impact in a dynamic LCA. A time horizon longer than one hundred years is necessary if biogenic flows from forest carbon sequestration and the building's life cycle are accounted for. Further climate impact reductions can be obtained by keeping the biogenic carbon dioxide stored after end-of-life or by extending the building's service life, but the time horizon and impact allocation among different life cycles must be properly addressed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Keywords
Biogenic carbon dioxide, Climate impact assessment, Dynamic LCA, Life Cycle Assessment, Wood construction, Buildings, Carbon dioxide, Ecodesign, Forestry, Global warming, Wooden construction, Alternative designs, Forest carbon sequestration, Global warming impact, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Traditional approaches, Life cycle
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195234 (URN)10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.08.041 (DOI)000385600100022 ()2-s2.0-84982189595 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20161117

Available from: 2016-11-17 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved
Falk, A. & Wålinder, M. (2016). Function and design of innovative bio-based products for the building sector. In: Structures and Architecture - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016: . Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016, 27 July 2016 through 29 July 2016 (pp. 93-101). CRC Press/Balkema
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2016 (English)In: Structures and Architecture - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016, CRC Press/Balkema , 2016, p. 93-101Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper will present a study of preconditions for competitiveness in a resource saving society. Preconditions for material suppliers and industry versus requirements from legislation and consumers means a balance, which can be difficult to manage. The paper is aiming for an analysis of the preconditions for property modification, innovation and marketing of biobased materials and products, and the paper deals with strategies to release the architectural potential of bio-based construction. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRC Press/Balkema, 2016
Keywords
Architecture, Bio-based, Bio-based materials, Bio-based products, Building sectors, Material suppliers, Resource savings, Product design
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-207550 (URN)2-s2.0-85014998126 (Scopus ID)9781138026513 (ISBN)
Conference
3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016, 27 July 2016 through 29 July 2016
Note

Conference code: 177949; Export Date: 22 May 2017; Conference Paper; Funding details: 874/15, KTH, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan; Funding text: This study is carried out as part of the EnWoBio - the Engineered Wood and Bio-based materials and products laboratory at KTH Building Materials, with funding from the Troëdsson’s foundation for scientific research (project number 874/15). QC 20170531

Available from: 2017-05-31 Created: 2017-05-31 Last updated: 2017-05-31Bibliographically approved
Falk, A., Dietsch, P. & Schmid, J. (Eds.). (2016). Proceedings of the Joint Conference of COST Actions FP1402 & FP1404 Cross Laminated Timber: A competitive wood product for visionary and fire safe buildings. Paper presented at Joint Conference of COST Actions FP1402 & FP1404 Cross Laminated Timber. Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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2016 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Cross Laminated Timber uses the anisotropy of wood to its advantage by placing laminations across the grain. This elegant solution has led to Cross Laminated Timber (CLT or XLAM) being among the most significant recent innovations in timber engineering. It has grown to an economically significant area of R&D in wood sciences and has the ability to replace many traditional building products with a sustainable solution capable to answer the requests of our contemporary society, e.g. regional production, innovative and flexible designing possibilities, sustainability as well as safe design with respect to the building process and the final product.

Invented in Mid Europe some decades ago, the most influential research and development of this product has also been based in Europe for a long time. This is challenged today, as other continents – having started work in this field later but as one joint effort – tend to overtake the European success story. The reasons for this are the known challenges within a unified Europe, very long standardization processes necessitating individual national approaches as well as competition within the timber construction sector rather than joint approaching of new markets.

This conference has compiled knowledge about the material and its use, focusing on the design of CLT structures in ambient and fire situations. To this aim, two COST Actions – FP1402 Basis of structural timber design – from research to standards, and FP1404 Fire Safe Use of Bio-Based Building Products – joined efforts to provide contributions and presentations from world leading experts and to bring together expert communities to realize a scientific discourse on these important and interdisciplinary topics, leading to further joint harmonisation progression in research and development.

This Joint Conference was meant to contribute to a high-quality and open scientific and technical dialogue within the timber community. The programme therefore included time for debate after the presentations as well as the formation of Think Tanks in which all participants, guided by essential questions, discussed the future challenges and development of CLT.

During the Joint Conference, over 200 participants from the worldwide CLT community (ca. 50% coming from industry) showed their will to initiate joint work, concentrating strengths with respect to simplification, harmonisation and, most of all, understanding different points of views. This book contains not only the State-of-the-Art in research and practice, it also documents the valuable thoughts of experts on challenges and necessary developments of CLT within the next years.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2016. p. 195
Series
TRITA-BYMA, ISSN 0349-5752 ; 2016:2
Series
SP Report, ISSN 0284-5172 ; 2016:41
Keywords
CLT, cross-laminated timber, material and product properties, timber engineering, timber construction, COST Action, fire design, connections
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Civil and Architectural Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190155 (URN)978-91-7729-043-8 (ISBN)
Conference
Joint Conference of COST Actions FP1402 & FP1404 Cross Laminated Timber
Projects
COST Action FP1402 Basis of structural timber design - from research to standardsCOST Action FP1404 Fire safe use of bio-based building products
Note

QC 20160826

Available from: 2016-08-10 Created: 2016-08-10 Last updated: 2019-10-09Bibliographically approved
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