Technical articles

6 septiembre 2023

Timber Engineers and the curse of the “about so precise»

In the realm of timber engineering, precision reigns supreme. Unlike some industries where room for error is tolerated, timber engineers like us understand that the phrase […]
22 agosto 2023

Timber’s CO2 sequestration potential for a greener future

A couple of weeks ago we posted an impressive picture showing our director, Franco Piva, hugging a red spruce column while asking all our followers to guess how many […]
4 julio 2023

Monitoring means long lasting

would you ever fly on a plane that costs less but has neither warning nor monitoring lights in the cockpit? This is a (strange at first […]
20 febrero 2023

Mass Timber Staircase

Stairs are not easy to be designed, we know that, but many different Mass Timber projects challenged us with this kind of design and we’re going to show […]
11 enero 2023

The 80/20 rule for Timber Engineers

When Pareto demonstrated his principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, at the University of Lausanne in 1897, he surely could not have thought that almost […]
8 noviembre 2022

Modular building: a sustainable revolution

Last week we had a super interesting meeting with Finch Buildings, a highly passionate and modern Nord European company that works in the modular building field. […]
5 octubre 2022

How to de-risk a project

(and make timber the material to go for) In the construction industry, there have always been numerous aspects to take into consideration from the very early […]
1 septiembre 2022

The key role of details in timber engineering

Details, timber and DfMA: three strictly related words This article can be seen as the second part of the article about Digital Model we wrote. How […]
30 junio 2022

Timber and the digital model

How long would it take to copy the bible by hand? This could sound like a nonsense question since we’re talking about timber. Plus, why the […]
8 marzo 2022

International Mass Timber Conference 2022

We are honored to host Arnie Didier, CEO and Founder of Forest Business Network with an interview about the upcoming International Mass Timber Conference in Portland […]
3 febrero 2022

20 Years of Multi-Storey
Timber-Based Buildings

Even with just a quick overview, it was clear to me that these buildings differ from one another, and I wanted to understand why. Because I […]
14 enero 2022

The paradigm shift in the evaluation of construction choices

Economists refer to these effects as negative ‘externalities’ that occur because we continue to operate in an economic system that focuses on financial capital and built/manufactured […]
14 enero 2022

Green deal Timber

From 2025 onwards, in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (MRA) all the new construction will include at least 20% timber, which means an annual reduction of approximately 220,000 tons […]
8 septiembre 2021

Form-Finding Optimization

One of the very first engineers working on form-finding is the Italian Pierluigi Nervi. He worked on this (without any FEM software!) because of the shortage […]
3 julio 2021

Economists and Construction Sector

Autor: PhD Cesare Benzi, Phd Andrea Kalajzic (CRIEL – Research Center on the Internationalization of Local Economies, University of Insubria, Economics Department) During the last 25 […]
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