This presentation and guide set explores how timber can improve sustainable building design by providing greater design flexibility with a low embodied energy material.
Timber is one of the oldest known building materials. It has been used in buildings in most parts of the world for thousands of years. Along with masonry, it provided the mainstay of building construction around the world until the 1800s. In the past, timber was often the natural material of choice.
The presentation and guide covers:
+ Timber as a material used through history
+ Design for flexibility and refurbishment
+ Rational construction practice
+ Maintenance and design for durability
+ Low energy consumption
+ Indoor air quality