Sustainable modular building systems in wood
University of Innsbruck, Austria
The requirements of the future constructions will focus on cost efficiency, sustainability, rapidity and flexibily. Modular constructions, especially in wood, contribute an appropriate answer to a changing market and serve in versatile applications. There is a growing demand for habitation in fast expanding cities, for substitute buildings in case of refurbishement of old buildings, for centers for victims of natural catastrophes as in seismic areas and recently for political and climate change refugees.
Modular building systems have evoluted from the well known barracks in wood to industrial approaches of Konrad Wachsmann, from transportable container modules of Kaufmann to intergrated fabricated components for large multistory buildings. Modular buildings are produced in workshops to be prefabricated in combination with computer controlled joinery machines, energy efficient and high precision components. Key points are the assembling process, multi-material and mulit-functional components and the coix between a 2D or 3D assembling and transportation mode.
The mini-symposium makes the point of wordwide initiatives of innovative modular systems and fabrication technologies to demonstrate how timber could be efficient in cost, sustainabilty, flexibility and high quality. The mini-symposium addresses to speakers who present initiatives, developments and techniologies which contribute to fulfill the requirement of modern and appriopriate modular construction in the current societal context of climate protection and migration.
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