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Cross Laminated Timber: A design stage primer

Author/EditorCrawley, Nic (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859469224
Pub Date01/03/2021
BindingHardback
Pages216
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 210(w)
$74.15
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Availability: 566 In Stock
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Cross-laminated timber (CLT) has long been heralded as a wonder material, with a light environmental footprint, high strength, quick installation times and reduced waste – so why isn’t everyone using it?

Delving into the key considerations including fire safety, cost and value, visual aspects, planning, feasibility and engineering, this book is an essential companion to designing and delivering exemplar CLT buildings. Abundantly illustrated with over 130 colour images and in-depth case studies from around the world, it will help the entire project team - whether design team, constructor or clients - to better understand and build using a truly modern method of construction.

•   Outlines key challenges as well as benefits of CLT, including quality, cost and environmental benefits, risk reduction and health and safety benefits
•   Presents lessons learnt to aid the development process, from the earliest stages of design to production and assembly
•   Accessible, easy-to-read handbook format allows you to dip in and out, investigating issues as necessary
•  Multidisciplinary in approach with contributions from a range of practitioners


Nic Crawley is an architect with over 20 years’ cross-sector project experience. As the former Head of Sustainability at AHMM, Nic established the practice’s award-winning sustainability agenda. He now works within a technical design group at AHMM, tasked with researching buildings and better ways of building.

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) has long been heralded as a wonder material, with a light environmental footprint, high strength, quick installation times and reduced waste – so why isn’t everyone using it?

Delving into the key considerations including fire safety, cost and value, visual aspects, planning, feasibility and engineering, this book is an essential companion to designing and delivering exemplar CLT buildings. Abundantly illustrated with over 130 colour images and in-depth case studies from around the world, it will help the entire project team - whether design team, constructor or clients - to better understand and build using a truly modern method of construction.

•   Outlines key challenges as well as benefits of CLT, including quality, cost and environmental benefits, risk reduction and health and safety benefits
•   Presents lessons learnt to aid the development process, from the earliest stages of design to production and assembly
•   Accessible, easy-to-read handbook format allows you to dip in and out, investigating issues as necessary
•  Multidisciplinary in approach with contributions from a range of practitioners


Nic Crawley is an architect with over 20 years’ cross-sector project experience. As the former Head of Sustainability at AHMM, Nic established the practice’s award-winning sustainability agenda. He now works within a technical design group at AHMM, tasked with researching buildings and better ways of building.

Nic Crawley is an architect with over 20 years' cross-sector project experience. As the former Head of Sustainability at AHMM, Nic established the practice's award-winning sustainability agenda. He now works within a technical design group at AHMM, tasked with researching buildings and better ways of building.

Introduction 1. Manufacturing 2. Application and use 3. Context 4. Feasibility 5. Visual aspects 6. Costs and value 7. Planning 8. Design and procurement 9. Engineering aspects 10. Refurbished structures 11. Safety 12. Buildability 13. The North American experience 14. The Australian experience 15. Flexibility and use 16. Client Issues 17. Conclusion Case studies: Hausgables, Atlanta The Seed House, Sydney Cambridge Central Mosque, Cambridge The Harriss Academy School, Sutton Republic, Tower Hamlets Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, Malmesbury The Fitzroy, Falmouth Carbon12, Portland Fenner Hall student residences, Canberra Ermine Street Church Academy School, Huntingdon Orsman Road, London Triodos Bank, Zeist

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