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NEC BIRMINGHAM   10-12 OCTOBER 2017

 

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TRADA’s latest book, Cross-laminated timber: Design and performance, will be available on Stand 250 at Timber Expo from 10th to 12th October.

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction is increasingly being used for residential, commercial and public sector buildings. Offering a significant strength to weight ratio, improved installation speeds, reduced on-site waste and a high standard of airtightness, CLT also has the advantage of being a renewable resource.

Highly illustrated with photographs and technical drawings, this book demonstrates the versatility of CLT construction as an engineered timber solution, sometimes also used in conjunction with glued laminated timber beams. It provides clear and helpful recommendations to assist architects, engineers and their clients who are increasingly looking for sustainable, efficient structural solutions.

There are four key sections:

• An introduction to CLT, showcasing its uses for architects, building designers and their clients
• Design principles, including studies of several exemplar buildings
• CLT structural design, connections, fire, thermal and acoustic performance, durability, appearance and sustainability.
• 13 case studies representing a variety of building types.

Many TRADA member companies at the forefront of CLT building design in the UK have helped with the development of this landmark book including: Waugh Thistleton, Arup, Ramboll, Eurban, B&K Structures, KLH UK, Stora Enso, Hugh Strange Architects, Patrick Hislop and Exova BMTRADA.

Cross-laminated timber: Design and performance has 160 pages and costs £39 (zero VAT) to members and £60 (zero VAT) to non-members. Also available on the Timber Expo stand will be a diverse range of free wood information sheets, case studies and learning resources, covering all aspects of timber design and build.

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