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Cross-laminated timber: Driving forces and innovation
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Materials.
2013 (English)In: Structures and Architecture: Concepts, Applications and Challenges - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2013, CRC Press, 2013, 511-518 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The first modern applications of massive timber plate elements were seen in bridge decks in Canada and the US in the 1970's. Two decades later the concept was taken as point of departure for extensive research on primarily residential building construction and bridge decks in Central Europe in the early 1990's. Today the range of applications has been widened to include an increasing share of applications in non-residential buildings as well as in geometrically far more complex structures. Thereby the requirements on joint properties, stability and detailing etcetera - i.e. the problem issues - have changed, increasing the demands on innovation and solutions both in research and practice. Thus, issues to research and innovate developed applications and multi-objective approaches have succeeded first basic research efforts. This paper describes this development and defines current needs and proposes topics for further studies for the next generation of structural systems based on cross-laminated timber, CLT.

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CRC Press, 2013. 511-518 p.
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Canada and the US, Complex structure, Developed applications, Modern applications, Point of departures, Research efforts, Residential building, Structural systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-139910ISI: 000350208600061ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84887950013ISBN: 978-041566195-9OAI: diva2:688209
2nd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2013, Guimaraes, Portugal, 24 July 2013 through 26 July 2013

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Available from: 2014-01-16 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved

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