TITLE

Sustainable Construction for Urban Infill Development Using Engineered Massive Wood Panel Systems

AUTHOR(S)
Lehmann, Steffen
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Sustainability (2071-1050);Oct2012, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p2707
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Prefabricated engineered solid wood panel construction systems can sequester and store CO2. Modular cross-laminated timber (CLT, also called cross-lam) panels form the basis of low-carbon, engineered construction systems using solid wood panels that can be used to build residential infill developments of 10 storeys or higher. Multi-apartment buildings of 4 to 10 storeys constructed entirely in timber, such as recently in Europe, are innovative, but their social and cultural acceptance in Australia and North America is at this stage still uncertain. Future commercial utilisation is only possible if there is a user acceptance. The author is part of a research team that aims to study two problems: first models of urban infill; then focus on how the use of the CLT systems can play an important role in facilitating a more livable city with better models of infill housing. Wood is an important contemporary building resource due to its low embodied energy and unique attributes. The potential of prefabricated engineered solid wood panel systems, such as CLT, as a sustainable building material and system is only just being realised around the globe. Since timber is one of the few materials that has the capacity to store carbon in large quantities over a long period of time, solid wood panel construction offers the opportunity of carbon engineering, to turn buildings into 'carbon sinks'. Thus some of the historically negative environmental impact of urban development and construction can be turned around with CLT construction on brownfield sites.
ACCESSION #
82876433

 

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