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6 September 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 August 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 July 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 […]
15 January 2019

U shaped membrane against moisture: problem or solution?

We often discuss with clients/colleagues the role of U shaped membranes, which is a system applied at the bottom of timber based walls to prevent from […]
1 July 2018

Timber buildings: how long do they last? (Part 1)

One of the most common questions we are asked is this: “How long does a wooden building last?”. The answer of the question is complex and […]
9 April 2018

Window-wall detail

The window is a weak point in the envelope of the building and must therefore be considered very carefully during the design phase keeping in mind […]
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