Glulam - connecting with future developments

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Glued laminated timber (glulam) beams and columns have been used for decades as an engineered timber product that allows designers to span further, carrying heavier loads while retaining all of the benefits of using wood in structures.

Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook

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Wind-induced vibration in tall timber buildingsnavigation-arrow

Wind-induced vibration is an important design consideration in tall buildings in any structural material. The two main forms of wind-induced vibration - across-wind vibration due to vortex shedding and along-wind vibration due to turbulence - were taken into consideration when undertaking this study. Both types are addressed in Eurocode 1.

01/01/2014 |  Research Summarie  

Use of shortlength timber in furniture manufacturenavigation-arrow

The Shortlength project was devised through a partnership between Coed Cymru and FIRA in order to generate incentives for the implementation of more effective management control over the small diameter timber stocks that are abundant within the United Kingdom.


  • Introduction
  • The methodology
  • The research
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01/01/2005 |  Info from other organisation  

Wide-span wood sports structuresnavigation-arrow

Wide-span wood sports structures shows the contribution that timber can make to the construction of sustainable sports buildings. It includes nineteen case studies of sports structures around the world from a community sports centre in Finland to the Sydney Showground Exhibition Buildings. These comprise a magnificent timber dome, 97m across...

01/01/2007 |  Info from other organisation