Timber Frame Construction After Disasters

In partnership with Oxford Brookes and Coventry University we have been researching the possible application of this construction system for post disaster timber construction.

Open Panel, Platform, Timber Frame is well established construction system that maximises performance using minimum materials, requiring few skills to manufacture and construct.

There are a number of advantages:

  • Only one size of timber and plywood sheathing are require
  • The sheathing provides all the bracing and connections between the components and elements.
  • The system can be used for on and off site manufacture
  • Construction time is substantially reduced
  • The system can be used where there are risks from earthquake, wind, and flood

It is proposed that the system can be used for emergency, transitional, and permanent construction. To provide options for higher density housing, we are looking at two storey buildings.

 

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