Tall timber building – The results of the survey

Building systems, R&D, Static, Technical, Timber engineering/BIM

It’s always interesting and at the same time important, to understand the opinion of the different type of figures who work in the world of timber buildings. For this reason in the last few years we proposed some surveys which always gave us satisfying results, and suggested us some food for thought. The last one we made was about multi-storey buildings.

In the following analysis we wanted to share with you the most significant data about the surveys we made.


Tall timber building: what’s your opinion?

News, Static, Technical

After the exponential growth of CLT  production and the sprawling of multistory timber buildings all over world, the target seems to move toward tall timber constructions.

The number of timber buildings taller than 50m (164’) increases day after day and some of these were  even able to reach almost 90m (295’)!



Connection between platform frame walls and concrete using hold-downs

Details, News, Static, Technical

The correct design of a frame building involves a series of precautions necessary in order to guarantee the fulfillment of the static requirements in compliance with the regulations. In this article we will analyze an aspect related to the correct design of the ground connection detail. (more…)

Wood slabs and vibrations – Sizing criteria

News, Static, Technical

What are the sizing criteria for a slab made of timber? Is it sufficient to consider only the stresses (bending moment and shear) and the deformations (instantaneous and at infinite time)?

The answer to this question is simply “no”. (more…)

1+1+1+1+1 ≠ 5 !?

Details, Static, Technical


Hold-down brackets (preventing up lift of walls) and square steel plates (preventing lateral translation of walls) are used to transfer lateral loads acting on walls. Hold-down brackets are positioned as close to the edge of the wall as possible to maximize the lever arm and thus obtain the maximum capacity. The square steel plates are positioned at regular intervals along the lower side of the wall.