A Sustainable Construction Approach Through An Assembly System For Eco Friendly Materials

1064 Words Apr 17th, 2016 null Page
ABSTRACT Many researchers have recommended different strategies for sustainable structures to exploit natural resources more efficiently and moderate the environmental impact of on-site construction. This research presents a creative, sustainable construction approach through an assembly system for eco-friendly materials. Wood is a natural material that is vastly available and easily reproduced in temperate climate zones. Wooden structures offer the opportunity to provide sustainable building through their eco-friendly features and life cycle recycling. Wood has a very positive carbon footprint, and heavy timber structures postpone releasing stored carbon within wood for decades or longer. Moreover, there are many old traditional wooden structures still standing around the world in good condition as a result of timber 's structural behavior. Now, there is a possibility to use engineered wood and advanced fabrication technologies to create innovations in heavy timber architecture. The National Research Council (NRC) has offered a different and efficient approach to remedy the existing situation. The assembly system is recommended as one solution to exploit the greatest potential and advance the competitiveness and productivity of the U.S. construction industry in the next 20 years (National Academies Press, 2009). The theory of post-tensioning assembly systems (PTAS) in smart architecture is not only providing a new vision of flexible methods for building complex geometries…

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