Author: Milner Associates (on behalf of the UKTFA)
1 June 2013
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Milner Associates (on behalf of the UKTFA)
In Timber Engineering Notebook (TEN) No. 21, the engineered wood product known as cross-laminated timber (CLT) was introduced. This latest article in the TEN series provides a more detailed introduction to the applications and use of CLT as a structural timber product, including structural benefits and benefits to the construction process.
The first in a new series of articles; written by Chartered structural engineers Milner Associates, on behalf of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) providing technical information on the use of timber as a structural medium.
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are engineered, load-carrying, timber-based panel products that can be used in walls and roofs of residential and light commercial buildings. These lightweight panels combine the structural and thermal envelope of the building; they are manufactured offsite in a factory and shipped to the construction site, offering advantages to the build programme. This panelised form of construction allows SIPs to be assembled to form highly airtight, energy-efficient building envelopes.