Technical articles

8 March 2022

International Mass Timber Conference 2022

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

20 Years of Multi-Storey
Timber-Based Buildings

Since the early 2000s, there has been a steady and heterogeneous proliferation throughout several western countries of multi-story timber-based buildings (MTBs). Even with just a quick […]
14 January 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 January 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 September 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 July 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 […]
3 June 2021

Mass Timber Staircase

The first thing that comes to mind when you design a timber staircase is the common imagination: it often tends to associate timber with an idea […]
6 May 2021

Augmented Reality for Timber AEC

In recent years we have heard a lot about these new emerging technologies: virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.At Ergodomus we love to push the […]
7 April 2021

ERTH: the house of wellness

A couple of years ago I met in Toronto Mr. Andrew Guido: he is an expert in this field and he just launched his brand new […]
1 March 2021

Unlocking the Benefits of Industrialised Timber Construction

Decades of sustainable forest management and timber engineering have created an opportunity to push the boundaries of what engineered timber can do: higher-rise, larger-scale, improved architectural flexibility, more predictable performance, accuracy and durability. However, its potential is not yet fully unlocked. Constant growth in a finite world simply cannot work when growth means that we are tapping into fossil resources.
1 March 2021

Eggstrordinary engineering!

Spring is in the air and Easter will soon be upon us. That means it is time for the annual Ergodomus Egg Competition.
11 February 2021

BIM and Timber: a perfect way of collaboration

Information management and procedures are undoubtedly the most important aspect of BIM, a well-known acronym that stands for “Building Information Modeling”. BIM is not just a […]
14 December 2020

LOD (Level Of Development)

These regulations also include the properties that a BIM project must meet at different levels. There are in total 5 categories called LOD (Level Of Development): […]
9 December 2020

Structural Optimization

It’s Christmas time and here in the office we were wondering how the position and the weight of the decoration can affect the equilibrium of a […]
22 October 2020

Acoustic parameter for timber buildings (part 3)

Impact sound insulation: how it relates to regulations and acoustic comfort.
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