We all are aware that use of timber is considered to be a renewable construction material and has the strongest capacity that can be expanded with a proper forestry management system that is sustainable too. Usage of wood is considered to be for good and thus with the change in technology and the concept of developing building, many of the people overseas have started adopting the culture of developing the houses, villas, and building by using timber. Well in this complete process the overall costing of Timber Construction is less as compared to steel construction. Hence, with this said to proceed further let us check for some of the facts that the wood members use in this service.
Now proceeding further, when it comes to construction the companies here opt for constructing wooden buildings and the reason for the same is it contains large amounts of wood and timber. Here there is a use of prefabricated wood that helps in the creation of walls, roofs, and construction of floor. There are three concepts that are used more and those are Glue-Laminated Timber (Glulam), Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), and Nail Laminated Timber (NLT). These are the wooden products that have proven to be the best and have given the result. This is with reference to performance, safety, and overall costing of the construction.
Now with this said let us give an answer to the question and that “Why Mass Timber”? The answer to this is simple and is lying with the engineered mass timber products. In short, here what message that needs to be conveyed is to utilize laminated as well as glue timber to make the work easier, faster, and convenient for the construction. Here the only motive is to use minimal use of timber frame systems as that would be a bit time consuming. Moving further, below is the systems that are taken into consideration for the creation of Mass Timber Structures and Mass Timber Design.
The services that give results and are worth acknowledging are only possible when it is been followed by the designed process and services. Below mentioned is the list for the same.
- Glue Laminated Timber-This is the service in which the overall structural performance of the timber is increased. Here the layers of the timbers are bonded together and for this there is a adhesive used which is called as structural adhesive. This overall system is termed as “Glulam”, that consists of multiple layers and that is called as dimensioned timber. So, with this said this process is actually running parallel to the main axis of the timber. With the use of a number of smaller elements of timber there are strong elements of larger and stronger structural members.
- Cross Laminated Timber- The CLT is the form of system in which its manufacturing is done from a very low graded timbers. To reduce the cut-offs and to prepare the strips similar to the finger joints and is in a direct angle of 90-degree, there is a large amount of high pressure being used. This is because CLT panels are very hard and that to get them in the desired shape and sizes, they need to be taken to the factories.
- Laminated Veneer Lumber- This is another form of system that is used in by the companies for the construction of timber buildings. Thus, the organizations here take this service into consideration. The complete manufacturing of LVL is done from very thin and peeled layers and veneers of wood. The thickness of it is usually around 3mm and with the help of structural adhesives it is glued.
- Dowel Laminated Timber- This system of timber is being prepared by softwood timber and it is prefabricated. These timber are kept in one similar line an that is then connected with the timber dowel that is basically a hardwood. This complete term and the system is termed as Dowel-Lam or Brettstapel. This is used to utilize the lower grade of the timber and that converted to use it in the form of roof panels, floors and load-bearing timber walls.
- Nail Laminated Timber-The system here is very similar to dowel laminated timber, the only difference here is that to connect these systems and timber the use of nail is taken so that the base for it becomes strong and used for the long-term.
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This is the most common question that arises and that is “Why”? Well, the answer to this is simple and easy to understand. With the help of a trained and efficient team of engineers, detailers, and drafters the workflow becomes easier, faster, and convenient. We at Silicon Engineering Consultants Pvt. Ltd. is one of the renowned and trusted engineering firms across the globe. Being into this sector we understand and adapt to the complete new tools, technology, and software that are required for creation of the timber design.
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