Timber dome is one of the simplest forms of structure which has a very unique spherical or partial-spherical shape. The frame of the structure consists of a number of unequal and straight structural members to form its many stable triangular elements in order to provide resistance to the gravitational, wind and seismic loads. The dome has the capacity to achieve large span without any form of internal posts, load-bearing walls or deep beams.
Timber, a structural material with excellent strength and stiffness properties, is particularly suitable for large-span dome structures. The webinar is to discuss the elements that make up a cost-effective timber dome. This discussion includes both traditional and innovative structural shapes which can be used for large buildings with timber as a main load-bearing material.
The presenter, Sérgio Lucas, Head of Engineering & International Sales at Häring AG. Häring AG, specialises in planning and producing timber supporting structures for both conventional carpentry and complex timber engineering, in Switzerland and Asia. Supporting Sérgio in the panel session is Robert Mansell from XLAM Solutions.
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