Selection of raw material for a demanding wooden façade and the quality control of timber from harvesting to construction site

Emil Jansson, Martti Venäläinen, Erkki Verkasalo, Anna Mikaela Kaila, Lauri Rautkari

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    Abstract

    This paper concludes findings from a project, in which the optimal quality for spruce and pine cladding boards was to be defined in an impressive public building. It is based on a literature review of best available knowledge to build large facades in demanding Finnish conditions. Factors such as growing site, growth rate, density, annual ring width and sawing pattern were considered. Furthermore, the moisture regulation during transport and installation was studied. The paper presents a schematic quality control process for achieving timber facades of highest quality.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering
    PublisherVienna University of Technology
    Pages3325-3334
    ISBN (Electronic)9783903039001
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventWorld Conference on Timber Engineering - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 22 Aug 201625 Aug 2016
    Conference number: 14
    http://wcte2016.conf.tuwien.ac.at/home/

    Conference

    ConferenceWorld Conference on Timber Engineering
    Abbreviated titleWCTE
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period22/08/201625/08/2016
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Cladding
    • Drying
    • Façade
    • Growth
    • Pine
    • Quality
    • Spruce

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