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Taking timber beyond traditional boundaries.

Hairstans, Robert



Timber is a natural, hygroscopic, anisotropic material that must be properly understood if it is to be used efficiently within the built environment. With good silvicultural practices timber can be sourced responsibly and converted (with relatively low energy requirements) to provide environmentally sound construction products. Combining timber construction components appropriately through holistic design, informed detailing and quality assured building practices will result in a highly energy efficient building fabric that provides user comfort.

Publication Date May 19, 2016
Deposit Date May 10, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 19, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title TRADA timber industry yearbook 2016
ISBN 978 1 909594 48 7
Keywords Timber; sustainable construction material; timber structures;
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Contract Date May 10, 2016


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