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In the last decade, wooden constructions have shown a strong expansion, thanks to technological improvements, in particular related to connection systems, and thanks to intrinsic qualities of the material such as excellent structural performance, good thermal insulation, workability, flexibility of use and sustainability. In this scenario Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) buildings have undoubtedly thrived. The course offers a rich program that analyze the crucial problems of the new CLT constructions focusing on structural, durability and acoustic design of the buildings. Both CLT and Light Timber Frame technologies are studied, example of connections and technical details designed to enhance the acoustic and air tightness characteristic of the structures are presented.

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Program Day 1

Room 1

08:30 - 08:45


Presentation of the Course

08:45 - 10:30

CLT timber house

Material, production, principle for calculation this in case of vertical and horizontal load

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee break

Coffee break

10:45 - 11:30

Timber frame wood house

Material, principle for calculation this in case of vertical and horizontal load

11:30 - 12:30

CLT timber house

Seismic behaviour and research

12:30 - 13:30



13:30 - 14:30


Design of timber buildings under horizontal loads: wind and earthquake

14:30 - 16:00

FEM models

Dynamic analysis of timber buildings by means of FEM models

16:00 - 16:15

Coffee break

Coffee break

16:15 - 18:00

CLT structures

Calculation of connectors for CLT structures: screws and steel plate

Program Day 2

Room 1

08:30 - 09:30

Sealing and durability

Air tightness of buildings, sealing and durability

09:30 - 10:45

Acoustic in timber construction

Research activity, parameters, standard

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee break

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Practical application

Practical application about the different type of hidden joints, screws, and sealant

12:30 - 13:45



13:45 - 14:30


Tour of rothoblaas

14:30 - 15:45

CLT Structures

Connection system for CLT Structures Multi-storey buildings

15:45 - 16:00

Coffee break

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00

Experimental research on traditional connectors

Experimental research on traditional connectors (connection systems and whole wall system) Research on an innovative connection system X-RAD