Wooden residential buildings - A sustainable approach

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De Araujo, Victor A.
Vasconcelos, Juliano S.
Cortez-Barbosa, Juliana [UNESP]
Morales, Elen A.M. [UNESP]
Gava, Maristela [UNESP]
Savi, Antonio F. [UNESP]
Garcia, José N.

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Both round and handle produced (sawn or rough-hewn), timber constitutes one of the oldest building raw materials. Wood can be engineered to produce structural beams and boards. Today, wooden housing is the most valuable and viable alternative to replace masonry. In turn, it is a modern model, whereas it presents good attributes of raw materials rationalization, water-free processing, work site cleaning, and rapid production. The strong industrialization of timber housing with prefabrication of parts should be the centre of attention in the future, consonantly with housing shortage in many countries, particularly in developing and underdeveloped ones. This paper aims to present a state of the art about timber housing topic and its aspects.



Forest products, Housing, Timber, Trends, Wooden construction

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Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series II: Forestry, Wood Industry, Agricultural Food Engineering, v. 9, n. 2, p. 53-62, 2016.