FRAMING BLOG
INCREASING INTEREST AND POPULARITY OF MASS TIMBER DESIGN

It is a general belief amongst home-builders that a high-rise wooden building entails exorbitant cost and simultaneously insurance agencies stress for threadbare examination of such large wooden buildings. Thus, the larger the building the massive insurance cost thereto. It has also been observed that there is lack of proper machinery and mechanism to counter / overcome fire in the high-rise buildings.





Concrete block makers and masonry producers tend to discourage woodenbuilt on account of high fire-risk and construction costs attached thereto. Conversely, ever-changing results based on research and study based on lab-tests it has been found & suggested that cross-laminated-lumber in use for buildings taller than four stogeys being highly fire-resistant performs extremely well. But in order to adhere to building control codes a constructor need to assure the authorities that the large timber structures are as safe and strong as concrete and steel structures. In addition, research has stemmed out some calculations that a hybrid of concrete and wooden adds extra strength to floor which has further paved the way to encourage the massive use to cross laminated timber with proven low cost than involved with concrete or steel structures.

Timber-Framing is not a new idea in architectural arena though the developers after the steel and concrete entered in action have stopped use of wood being highly expensive. But with the advent of glued-laminated timber overall tendency and preferences has undergone drastic change particularly with regard to faster completion and notably low-cost involvement. With the passage of time wood-framing with glued laminated timber is gaining popularity being eco-friendly and its ability to be digitally designed precisely and perfectly in the workshops.

Nevertheless, many of architectures and planner do not support rather prefer the idea of use of glued laminated timber in the project but those who desire to make it happen must have to go beyond their traditional approaches keeping in view the advantages of aesthetic, aromatic, fire-resistant, strength and economical cost attached to.