Briefing: Super tall timber – Oakwood Tower
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Construction Materials
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Foster, R., & Ramage, M. (2017). Briefing: Super tall timber – Oakwood Tower. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Construction Materials, 170 (3), 118-122. https://doi.org/10.1680/jcoma.16.00034
This briefing presents some of the early findings of the super tall timber project, an innovative research and design project exploring the potential of engineered timber as a structural material in the construction of tall buildings. The project brings researchers together with practising engineers and architects in a process that combines design-led research with research-led design in a constructive feedback loop, providing a new model for addressing the fundamental challenges of designing with a new structural material. The first result of this project is a concept design for a 300 m tall timber building sited in London.
buildings, structures & design, materials technology, timber structures
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under grant EP/M01679X/1.
Leverhulme Trust (RP2013-SL-008)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1680/jcoma.16.00034
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/262854
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