Updated: Jun 25

How many tons of CO2 can be stored in a multi-storey timber building? A few months ago we engineered a 6-storey building entirely made of CLT and Glulam and during a meeting with the architects we came up with this question.

Timber has a "super power" to store CO2 instead of producing it, in our opinion this is an unevaluable parameter that can no longer be ignored in the design of the new buildings!

Our director Franco will be in Helsinki September 26-27 at the Forum Wood Building Nordic and in Boston November 4-6 at the IWBC. What about meeting there for a chat about timber? He is always very happy to share his vision about Industry 4.0 and digitization of the whole process! Giving the complexity of the buildings, it is necessary to use specific FEM softwares, but how can a CLT panel be modelled and analyzed? Timber is an orthotropic material because of its mechanical properties and CLT is an orthotropic product because the layers are cross-bonded. Not easy… right? Here below you'll find some hints.

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Author: Franco Piva

/ 6Story CLT building in Modena

The structure is made entirely of timber, 6 stories in a highly seismic area, almost 300tons of CO2 stored! Just some numbers of this fantastic building we engineered in Modena. You're just one click away from seeing the pictures!


/ Save the date: Forum Wood Building NORDIC - IHF 2019

Forum Wood Building Nordic in Helsinki - September 25-27. This is going to be one of the most important meeting about timber buildings in Scandinavia. What about meeting there?


/ Industrialized Wood-Based Building Construction Conference

Industrialized Wood-Based Construction Conference. IWBC will be held in Boston November 4th-6th. We look forward to meeting you there!

/ Xlam: orthotrophy and modelling failures

CLT panel: Orthotropic or homogeneous plate? What is the difference? How to correctly calculate the coefficients of the stiffness matrix? In this short article we're giving you some valuable tips.



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