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Rethinking CTBUH height criteria in the context of tall timber

Foster, RM and Ramage, MH and Reynolds, T (2017) Rethinking CTBUH height criteria in the context of tall timber. CTBUH Journal, 2017. pp. 28-33. ISSN 1946-1186

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Recent developments in the design and construction of progressively taller buildings using engineered timber as a structural material raise important questions about the language that is used to describe tall buildings. This paper discusses the role of the CTBUH Height Criteria in classifying tall buildings and the challenges raised by the emergence of engineered timber as a contemporary structural material alongside steel and concrete. The paper concludes by presenting a proposal for updating the existing terminology to accommodate the use of timber and other new materials in the design of tall buildings. This paper will be used as a basis for discussion at the CTBUH Workshop on Tall Timber, held in conjunction with the 2017 Conference, with a view towards the future revision of the CTBUH Criteria to include timber.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 20:00
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