Technical articles

6 février 2024

Why (and when) You Should Involve a Timber Engineer in Your Project: Unveiling Key Reasons – Part 2

As anticipated in the previous article, we are pleased to share with you the second part of our series on the importance of timber engineers in […]
10 janvier 2024

Why (and when) You Should Involve a Timber Engineer in Your Project: Unveiling Key Reasons – Part 1

The best time to involve a timber engineer is at the beginning of the project; the second-best time to involve a timber engineer is now; the worst […]
6 novembre 2023

Bim, LOD and Mass Timber: Insights, Challenges, and Perspectives

BIM isn’t merely software or a mere acronym representing « Building Information Modeling« . It stands as an innovative design methodology facilitating seamless collaboration among diverse teams by […]
6 septembre 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 août 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 juillet 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 février 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 janvier 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 novembre 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 octobre 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 septembre 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 juin 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 mars 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 février 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 janvier 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 […]
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