Built environment performance

Today, when architects and engineers design landmark buildings like bridges or government offices, schools or factories, they look to timber to express a contemporary beauty which is nonetheless rooted in nature and a respect for the environment.

Wood is increasingly used in housing, nurseries and schools, religious, administrative, cultural and exhibition buildings, and halls and factories, as well as in transport-related construction like bridges, sound barriers, hydraulic engineering and avalanche control.

The flexibility of lightweight modular timber construction is particularly suited to multi-purpose halls because of its ready adaptability.

Wood is a high-performance material, low in weight, yet high in density, with excellent load-bearing and thermal properties, and the availability of a wide range of timbers, each with its own characteristics, means wood can be suitable for most special requirements.

Timber construction is typically characterized by a multilayered combination of different materials which work together as a system to provide optimum stability, thermal, acoustic and moisture insulation, fire safety and constructional wood preservation.


 
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