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The Case for Tall Wood Buildings

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This book describes a new structural system in wood that represents the first significant challenge to concrete and steel structures since their inception in tall building design more than a century ago. The introduction of these ideas is driven by the need to find safe, carbon-neutral and sustainable alternatives to the incumbent structural materials of the urban world. The potential market for these ideas is quite simply enormous. The proposed solutions have the potential to revolutionize the building industry, address the major challenges of climate change, urbanization, and sustainable development and to significantly contribute to world housing needs.

Tall Wood Buildings

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Tall wood buildings have been at the foreground of innovative building practice in urban contexts for a number of years. From London to Stockholm, from Vancouver to Melbourne timber buildings of up to 20 storeys have been built, are under construction or being considered. This dynamic trend was enabled by developments in the material itself, prefabrication and more flexibility in fire regulations. The low CO2 footprint of wood - often regionally sourced - is another strong argument in its favour. This publication explains the typical construction types such as panel systems, frame and hybrid systems. An international selection of 13 case studies is documented in detail with many specially prepared construction drawings, demonstrating the range of the technology.

Wood Fire Safety

Author : Linda Makovicka Osvaldova
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This proceedings volume presents new scientific works of the research workers and experts from the field of Wood Science & Fire. It looks into the properties of various tree species across the continents affecting the fire-technical properties of wood and wood-based materials, its modifications, fire-retardant methods and other technological processes that have an impact on wood ignition and burning. The results of these findings have a direct impact on Building Construction and Design describing the fire safety of wooden buildings, mainly large and multi-story ones. The results of these experiments and findings may be applied, or are directly implemented into Fire Science, Hazard Control, Building Safety which makes the application of wood and wood materials in buildings possible, while maintaining strict fire regulations. One part of the contributions focuses on the symbiosis of the material and the fire-fighting technologies. Wood burning has its own specific features, therefore, the fire protection technologies need to be updated regularly. It also includes the issue of the intervention of fire-fighting and rescue teams in the fires of wooden buildings. Presentations deal with the issue of forest fires influenced by the climate changes, relief, fuel models based on the type and the age of the forest stand.

Fire Science and Technology 2015

Author : Kazunori Harada
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This book focuses on topics in the entire spectrum of fire safety science, targeting research in fires, explosions, combustion science, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, risk analysis, structural engineering, and other subjects. The book contributes to a gain in advanced scientific knowledge and presents or advances new ideas in all topics in fire safety science. Two decades ago, the 1st Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology was held in Hefei, China. Since then, the Asia-Oceania Symposia have grown in size and quality. This book, reflecting that growth, helps readers to understand fire safety technology, design, and methodology in diverse areas including historical buildings, photovoltaic panels, batteries, and electric vehicles.

Digital Wood Design

Author : Fabio Bianconi
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This book explores various digital representation strategies that could change the future of wooden architectures by blending tradition and innovation. Composed of 61 chapters, written by 153 authors hailing from 5 continents, 24 countries and 69 research centers, it addresses advanced digital modeling, with a particular focus on solutions involving generative models and dynamic value, inherent to the relation between knowing how to draw and how to build. Thanks to the potential of computing, areas like parametric design and digital manufacturing are opening exciting new avenues for the future of construction. The book’s chapters are divided into five sections that connect digital wood design to integrated approaches and generative design; to model synthesis and morphological comprehension; to lessons learned from nature and material explorations; to constructive wisdom and implementation-related challenges; and to parametric transfigurations and morphological optimizations.

Tall Cross laminated and Massive Timber Buildings

Author : Hannah Kate D'Errico
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This research was conducted to discover how the U.S. building construction and forest products sectors could benefit from the development of tall, cross-laminated (CLT) and mass timber buildings. Barriers that may restrict such development were also investigated. The primary benefits were discovered to be eco-performance and job creation. Code restrictions and material performance misconceptions were found to be the largest obstacles. Case studies of Treet, Tamedia, and the WIDC were conducted to demonstrate the benefits of tall wood buildings and the various paths around potential barriers. Opportunities for tall wood buildings in the U.S. are also discussed. This research discovered that a tall wood movement is gathering momentum in the U.S. To fully realize this potential, accurate information regarding the use of wood and the performance capacities of mass timber systems needs to be disseminated. Co-operation between academia and industry will also be necessary.

The Tall Buildings Reference Book

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As the ever-changing skylines of cities all over the world show, tall buildings are an increasingly important solution to accommodating growth more sustainably in today’s urban areas. Whether it is residential, a workplace or mixed use, the tower is both a statement of intent and the defining image for the new global city. The Tall Buildings Reference Book addresses all the issues of building tall, from the procurement stage through the design and construction process to new technologies and the building’s contribution to the urban habitat. A case study section highlights the latest, the most innovative, the greenest and the most inspirational tall buildings being constructed today. A team of over fifty experts in all aspects of building tall have contributed to the making of the Tall Buildings Reference Book, creating an unparalleled source of information and inspiration for architects, engineers and developers.

12th Envibuild Buildings and Environment From Research to Application

Author : Ulrich Pont
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This collection of contributions is based on the results of the enviBUILD 2017 conference (Vienna, Austria, September 7-8, 2017) and presents for readers the variety of scientific and engineering approaches in the modern architecture, designing, and planning of buildings and city environment used in the modern civil engineering.

Fundamentals of Building Construction

Author : Edward Allen
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THE #1 REFERENCE ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION—UPDATED FROM THE GROUND UP Edward Allen and Joseph Iano’s Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the go-to reference for thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology for over thirty years. The materials and methods described in this new Seventh Edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advancements in the industry. Carefully selected and logically arranged topics—ranging from basic building methods to the principles of structure and enclosure—help readers gain a working knowledge of the field in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner. All major construction systems, including light wood frame, mass timber, masonry, steel frame, light gauge steel, and reinforced concrete construction, are addressed. Now in its Seventh Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction contains substantial revisions and updates. New illustrations and photographs reflect the latest practices and developments in the industry. Revised chapters address exterior wall systems and high-performance buildings, an updated and comprehensive discussion of building enclosure science, evolving tools for assessing environmental and health impacts of building materials, and more. New and exciting developments in mass timber construction are also included. This Seventh Edition includes: 125 new or updated illustrations and photographs, as well as 40 new photorealistic renderings The latest in construction project delivery methods, construction scheduling, and trends in information technology affecting building design and construction Updated discussion of the latest LEED and Living Building Challenge sustainability standards along with expanded coverage of new methods for assessing the environmental impacts of materials and buildings Expanded coverage of mass timber materials, fire resistance of mass timber, and the design and construction of tall wood buildings Revised end-of-chapter sections, including references, websites, key terminology, review questions, and exercises Fully-updated collection of best-in-class ancillary materials: PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Interactive Exercises, and more Companion book, Exercises in Building Construction, available in print and eBook format For the nuts and bolts on building construction practices and materials, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 7th Edition lays the foundation that every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.

Green Walls in High Rise Buildings

Author : Antony Wood, Payam Bahrami & Daniel Safarik
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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has produced four Technical Guides to date, since the series launched in late 2012. Each of these guides is the product of a CTBUH Working Group—committees formed specifically to address focused topical subjects in the industry. The intention of each guide is the same—to provide working knowledge to the typical building owner or professional who wants a better understanding of available options for improving tall buildings, and what affects their design. The object of the series is to provide a tool-kit for the creation of better-performing tall buildings, and to spread the understanding of the considerations that need to be made in designing tall. This technical guide offers an extensive overview of the use of vertical vegetation in high-rise buildings, an indepth analysis of green walls, definitions and typology, including standards, policies and incentives. It features comprehensive case studies, along with architectural theories of the public and private benefits of green walls. The book delves into architect-design considerations and limitations, the effects of green walls on energy efficiencies and includes recommendations and future research.

Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings

Author : Dario Trabucco
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Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings provides practical advice on the selection, design, installation and testing of damping systems. Richly illustrated with images and schematics, this book presents expert commentary on different damping systems, giving readers a way to accurately compare between different device categories and gain and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, the book covers their economical and sustainability implications. Case studies are included to provide a direct understanding on the possible applications of each device category. Provides an expert guide on the selection and deployment of the various types of damping technologies Drawn from extensive contributions from international experts and research projects that represent the current state-of-the-art and design in damping technologies Includes 25+ real case studies collected with very detailed information on damping design, installation, testing and other building implications

Wood Design Building

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The Building News and Engineering Journal

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Design of Wood Structures ASD LRFD

Author : Donald Breyer
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The leading text and reference on wood design, updated to include the latest codes and data Continued the sterling standard set by earlier editions, this indispensable reference leads you through the complete design of a wood structure (except for the foundation), following the same sequence used in the actual design/construction process.

Design of Wood Structures ASD LRFD Eighth Edition

Author : Donald E. Breyer
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The leading wood design reference—thoroughly revised with the latest codes and data Fully updated to cover the latest techniques and standards, the eighth edition of this comprehensive resource leads you through the complete design of a wood structure following the same sequence used in the actual design/construction process. Detailed equations, clear illustrations, and practical design examples are featured throughout the text. This up-to-date edition conforms to both the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2018 National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS). Design of Wood Structures-ASD/LRFD, Eighth Edition, covers:•Wood buildings and design criteria•Design loads•Behavior of structures under loads and forces•Properties of wood and lumber grades•Structural glued laminated timber•Beam design and wood structural panels•Axial forces and combined loading•Diaphragms and shearwalls•Wood and nailed connections•Bolts, lag bolts, and other connectors•Connection details and hardware•Diaphragm-to-shearwall anchorage•Requirements for seismically irregular structures•Residential buildings with wood light frames

Design of Wood Structures ASD

Author : Donald E. Breyer
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* The best-selling text and reference on wood structure design * Incorporates the latest National Design Specifications, the 2003 International Building Code and the latest information on wind and seismic loads

Design of Wood Structures ASD LRFD

Author : Donald E. Breyer
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THE DEFINITIVE WOOD STRUCTURE DESIGN GUIDE -- FULLY UPDATED Thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest codes and standards, the seventh edition of this comprehensive resource leads you through the complete design of a wood structure following the same sequence of materials and elements used in actual design. Detailed equations, clear illustrations, and practical design examples are featured throughout the text. THIS NEW EDITION: Conforms to the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) Addresses the new 2012 National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS) Contains dual-format Allowable Stress Design/Load and Resistance Factor Design (ASD/LRFD) specifications, equations, and problems Includes ASCE/SEI 7-10 load provisions DESIGN OF WOOD STRUCTURES--ASD/LRFD, SEVENTH EDITION, COVERS: Wood buildings and design criteria Design loads Behavior of structures under loads and forces Properties of wood and lumber grades Structural glued laminated timber Beam design Axial forces and combined loading Wood structural panels Diaphragms Shearwalls Wood connections Nailed connections Bolts, lag bolts, and other connectors Connection details and hardware Diaphragm-to-shearwall anchorage Advanced topics in lateral force design

Macmillan s Magazine

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Guide to Natural Ventilation in High Rise Office Buildings

Author : Antony Wood
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Tall buildings are not the only solution for achieving sustainability through increased density in cities but, given the scale of current population shifts, the vertical city is increasingly being seen as the most viable solution for many urban centers. However, the full implications of concentrating more people on smaller plots of land by building vertically - whether for work, residential or leisure functions - needs to be better researched and understood. It is generally accepted that we need to reduce the energy equation – in both operating and embodied terms – of every component and system in the building as an essential element in making it more sustainable. Mechanical HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) in tall office buildings typically account for 30-40 percent of overall building energy consumption. The increased efficiency (or possibly even elimination) of these mechanical systems – through the provision of natural ventilation – could thus be argued to be the most important single step we could make in making tall buildings more sustainable. This guide sets out recommendations for every phase of the planning, construction and operation of natural ventilation systems in these buildings, including local climatic factors that need to be taken into account, how to plan for seasonal variations in weather, and the risks in adopting different implementation strategies. All of the recommendations are based on analysis of the research findings from richly-illustrated international case studies. Tried and tested solutions to real-life problems make this an essential guide for anyone working on the design and operation of tall buildings anywhere in the world. This is the first technical guide from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's Tall Buildings & Sustainability Working Group looking in depth at a key element in the creation of tall buildings with a much-reduced environmental impact, while taking the industry closer to an appreciation of what constitutes a sustainable tall building, and what factors affect the sustainability threshold for tall.

Building Age

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