Classification of Wooden Housing Building Systems

Victor Almeida De Araujo, Juliana Cortez-Barbosa, Maristela Gava, José Nivaldo Garcia, Alexandre Jorge Duarte de Souza, Antonio Francisco Savi, Elen Aparecida Martines Morales, Julio Cesar Molina, Juliano Souza Vasconcelos, André Luis Christoforo, Francisco Antonio Rocco Lahr

Abstract


Wooden housing is one of the most sustainable building alternatives. In many European and North American countries, wooden houses provide the most common, economical, and practical solution for construction. The timber buildings present adequate levels of durability, acoustics, and thermal comforts. Despite their popularity, wood houses do not have a standardized classification to define and organize their main aspects. In literature dealing with timber construction, most authors emphasize structural systems for large spans (bridges, hangars, roofs, etc.). The presence of some classifications of timber construction results in unclear issues, and few studies have covered and regarded wooden buildings as residential construction typologies. Accordingly, this paper proposes a classification that connects the aspects and details of wooden housing materials in relation to the industrialization level and chronological origin. We expect this classification to assist in a better understanding of distinct wooden housing techniques commercially produced worldwide, diffusing their concepts and possibilities as forestry-timber products.

Keywords


Classification; Wooden typologies; Timber; Residential building; Construction; Forest product

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