Results

The main output of the project will be a guideline for Tall Timber Facades design and assessment. The guideline will contain a documentation of the RiFa-Tool and the semi-probabilistic design concept. It will also document robust and durable system solutions based on industrialised production requirements and proven the engineering RiFa-Tool to evaluate the consequences of changed or new solutions. In addition recommendations for maintenance intervals and measures are given.

The results of the project will facilitate the significant extension of use of timber based materials in the construction sector and will help to avoid series of damages of exterior walls as it was the case in recent years in Mid or in Northern Europe and other parts of the world (e.g. West coast of North America). Moreover it will increase durability and life time of wooden facades and makes tall timber constructions even more sustainable. The developed methodology with the use of the RiFa-Tool will increase the effectiveness and confidence for facade design of “normal” 2 – 9 storey buildings but also enables informed decision making for high rise buildings and therefore makes them feasible from the “building envelope point of view”.

In a general perspective, the project will support an increased use of multi-storey timber buildings to reduce the use of non-renewable resources and carbon emissions by providing robust solutions for multi-storey timber buildings.

In future here you will find results and findings of the research work.