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  • Off-site and modern methods of timber construction: a sustainable approach

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  • Dr Robert Hairstans

  • TRADA Technology Ltd
  • May 2010
  • 978-1-900510-738
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AVAILABLE AS A PRINTED BOOK AND NOW ALSO IN EBOOK FORMAT (EPUB FILE) FOR MOBILE DEVICES AND TABLETS. For more information on .epub files and downloading them to your device see http://bookshop.trada.co.uk/article/view/58

- An authoritative guide for designers, construction professionals and manufacturers.
- Links timber's traditional qualities and the latest production technologies, an inspiration for many modern, appealing buildings.

Lars Stehn, Professor and Head of Timber Structures at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden:
"I find this book very interesting, well written, covering the important aspects and has been long awaited as an inspirational source."

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Many prefer the versatility of timber frame for panelised, volumetric and hybrid 'builtoffsite' systems. Other suitable formats include timber post and beam, 'massive' construction using cross-laminated timber, and structural insulated panel systems. The common thread making all these systems more efficient - and therefore more sustainable - is moving the bulk of the construction processes into well managed, factory conditions and performing the minimum installation work on site.

Following a history of timber and off-site construction around the world, the author examines production concepts that improve the efficiency of timber construction. He explains key things to consider when designing buildings intended to be built off-site and reviews the many engineered timber products that facilitate a modern approach to timber construction. The book also shows how timber meets emerging design standards such as Passivhaus. Appendices contain summaries of the Code for Sustainable Homes and timber design properties.

Off-site and modern methods of timber construction addresses a current lack of knowledge on the use of timber in off-site construction. Illustrated with some 150 photographs and line drawings, it brings the important information together and explains how modern methods ensure timber meets 21st century expectations.
AVAILABLE AS A PRINTED BOOK AND NOW ALSO IN EBOOK FORMAT (EPUB FILE) FOR MOBILE DEVICES AND TABLETS. For more information on .epub files and downloading them to your device see http://bookshop.trada.co.uk/article/view/58

- An authoritative guide for designers, construction professionals and manufacturers.
- Links timber's traditional qualities and the latest production technologies, an inspiration for many modern, appealing buildings.

Lars Stehn, Professor and Head of Timber Structures at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden:
"I find this book very interesting, well written, covering the important aspects and has been long awaited as an inspirational source."

This book is also available as an ebook file (see "add to basket" options above). Note that you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed in order to view this type of file on a PC/laptop.This is available as a free download from:

http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/digital-editions.html
Once you have downloaded both the file and the reader, right click on your .epub file and select "Open with", then click on Adobe Digital Editions to view the file.

There is some further information about epub files and ebooks available on our website here:
http://bookshop.trada.co.uk/article/view/58
Please note that our ebooks are supplied in the standard .epub file format and will work on most tablets/laptops and other mobile devices but are not compatible with Kindle devices, which do not accept the standard .epub format.

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1 Introduction
2 Off-site modern methods of construction
2.1 Off-site construction: a brief history
2.2 Modern Methods of Construction
2.3 Evolution of timber construction
3 Applying the principles of production to construction
3.1 The production conversion process
3.2 Lean production
3.3 Six ways to improve the production process
3.4 Modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.5 The construction conversion process
3.6 Innovation
3.7 Case Study: Timber platform frame crane erect method
3.8 Case study: Mass customisation
4 Environmental performance and sustainability
4.1 Sustainable development
4.2 Sustainable construction
4.3 Sustainable use of timber in construction
4.4 UK sustainable construction policy
4.5 Case study: Applying the Code for Sustainable Homes
using modern methods of timber construction
4.6 Case Study: Applying the Passive House concept using
modern methods of timber construction
5 Design form and function
5.1 Timber properties
5.2 Structural timber design
5.3 System deformation
5.4 System robustness and progressive collapse
5.5 Fire resistance
6 Re-engineering timber
6.1 The need for re-engineering
6.2 Timber composites
6.3 Massive timber
6.4 Timber trusses
6.5 I-beams
6.6 Combining timber with other materials
6.7 Case Study: Re-engineered multi-storey massive timber
design solution
7 Summary
Appendix A: The Code for Sustainable Homes
Appendix B: Timber design properties 95
Density
Moisture content
Temperature
Time
Grain deviation
Knots
Strength class and grading
Bibliography
1 Introduction 2 Off-site modern methods of construction 2.1 Off-site construction: a brief history 2.2 Modern Methods of Construction 2.3 Evolution of timber construction 3 Applying the principles of production to construction 3.1 The production conversion process 3.2 Lean production 3.3 Six ways to improve the production process 3.4 Modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ...
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