Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction and Performance
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag ISBN: 9783035604757 Authors: Michael Green and Jim Taggart Format: Hardcover, 176pp, 280 x 220mm
Tall wood buildings have been at the foreground of innovative building practice in urban contexts for a number of years. From London to Stockholm, from Vancouver to Melbourne timber buildings of up to 20 storeys have been built, are under construction or being considered. An international selection of 13 case studies is documented in detail with many specially prepared construction drawings, demonstrating the range of the technology. This dynamic trend was enabled by developments in the material itself, prefabrication and more flexibility in fire regulations. The low CO2 footprint of wood -- often regionally sourced -- is another strong argument in its favour. This publication explains the typical construction types such as panel systems, frame and hybrid systems.