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Recording of the whole webinar on the day.
“Sorting, assessment & grading of timber in existing buildings” (long version) presented by Dan Ridley-Ellis.
“Timber for the built environment: Do we have enough?” – a presentation by Francesco Pomponi.
“Grading old timber” – a presentation by Goran Turk and colleagues at the University of Ljubljana.
“Timber frame construction in the UK” – a presentation by Marlene Cramer.
Video presentation by Guillermo Iñiguez Gonzalez on assessment of existing timber structures (YouTube).
Video presentation by Dan Ridley-Ellis on the ways in which strength grading can hinder the circular economy (YouTube).
Video presentation by Dan Ridley-Ellis on the different types of machine for strength grading of structural timber (YouTube)
Video presentation by Mark Hughes on Inventory, deconstruction and quality of recovered wood (WP4).
Video presentation by Marlene Cramer on demolition and wood recycling in the UK (YouTube). Part 1 of 2.
Video presentation by Marlene Cramer on demolition and wood recycling in the UK (YouTube). Part 2 of 2.
Video presentation by Caitríona Uí Chúláin and Annette Harte on recycling timber in new mass-timber products (YouTube)
Video presentation by Marlene Cramer on demolition and wood recycling in the UK (YouTube).
Video presentation by Marlene Cramer and Dan Ridley-Ellis on timber construction and wood recycling in the UK (YouTube)
Documents and links
References on in-situ assessment
From the researchers at Polytechnical University of Madrid (pdf document).
“Thinking beyond the usual strength classes”
A paper from the WCTE 2016 conference with more (pdf document).
Cirkulär användning av trästomme (Use and Reuse of Wood Building Components)
From RISE an overview of nowadays end-of-life options for timber structures in Sweden and other countries. Report chapter, in Swedish, pdf document
The Isotimber building system, what is special about it?
Isotimber is a small-size company situated in mid-Sweden and a partner in our project. Here is a short presentation on the technology of producing and building with Isotimber blocks.
Full list of machines
The full list of machines approved for machine controlled grading of new timber is here.
Swan certification, requirements regarding circularity
A presentation by Konstantinos Litsios about the Reuse and Recycling of Timber of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel for New Buildings pdf document
Cradle to Cradle Certification - new draft
A presentation by Christina Raab about Cradle to Cradle Certified, Designing and making the products of tomorrow prepared for 100 gruppen webinar but containing equally important info for our project. With permission from the author. pdf document
Wood recycling in the UK
Video presentation by Marlene Cramer (with Carlo Kupfernagel), (Vimeo). From the Timber2020 conference.
Delivering quality and efficiency
A publication by Robert Hairstans, Off-site and industrialised timber construction, TRADA.
Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink?
Francesco Pomponi, Jim Hart, Jay H. Arehart, Bernardino D’Amico. A Reality Check on Feasibility Limits, One Earth, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 157-161, ISSN 2590-3322
Benefits of offsite timber construction
A webpage outlining the benefits of offsite timber construction from project partners Offsite Solutions Scotland (OSS).
“Offsite Solutions Scotland (OSS) is a unique co-operative of leading Scottish offsite companies, with an established heritage and expertise.
OSS is committed to transforming peoples lives, homes and communities, using proven offsite timber technologies and digital collaboration. We engage with clients, offering a unique blend of collective and individual solutions, to address housing needs as well as working together to promote Offsite Manufacturing, transfer knowledge, share best practise, co-develop skills and undertake collaborative research and development.
Please see our website for further information on OSS members and the projects we deliver: https://offsitesolutionsscotland.co.uk/ “
Good use of the timber resource
A video from project partner Balcas Timber about good use of the timber resource in the first processing.
Balcas is one of the largest sawmills in the UK and Ireland and also has a large and growing team of engineers who are dedicated to the sustainable use of timber in a range of products and in renewable heat generation.
Using secondary timber from demolition
An article by Colin Rose from another project (University College London) looking at using secondary timber from demolition to make CLT (RIBA Journal, open access).
You can also read a more detailed open access paper in MDPI Sustainability.
Rose, C.M.; Bergsagel, D.; Dufresne, T.; Unubreme, E.; Lyu, T.; Duffour, P.; Stegemann, J.A. Cross-Laminated Secondary Timber: Experimental Testing and Modelling the Effect of Defects and Reduced Feedstock Properties. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4118.