Joseph Mayo practices architecture in the Pacific Northwest where he concentrates on materiality, technology, and form for a regionally appropriate building culture. He has worked on a variety of building types, ranging from schools, student housing, university buildings, and hospitals. Working with a City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) Advisory Committee, he led an investigation to use wood in applications that go beyond current building codes. He has also been a jury member for wood design awards, served as Regional Associate Director for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Young Architect Forum (YAF) Chair at AIA Seattle, and has assisted in teaching courses and served on architecture critiques at universities around the Pacific Northwest. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Solid Wood: Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design
Solid wood materials and
LIGHT WOOD/MASSIVE WOOD
Pre-industrial wood buildings were either constructed by horizontal logs stacked on top of
each other—known as log construction or “blockwork”—or by using vertical posts to create...
Roger-Bruno Richard is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Montreal, Canada. He directs the Groupe de recherche architecturale en systèmes constructifs industrialisés (GRASCI), which focuses on industrialized building systems. He specializes in strategies and technologies of industrialization. He is author of three building systems and numerous articles and book chapters on the topic and is internationally recognized in the field. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo in 2007 and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Hong Kong in 2015–2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Industrialized building system
The strategies and technologies of industrialization have demonstrated a capac-
ity to offer to the vast majority of people, at an affordable price, almost...
Michael Dickson, C.B.E., F.R.Eng, F.I.StructE., F.I.C.E., Hon. F.R.I.B.A., was a Founding Partner of Buro Happold and Chairman 1996–2005. Buro Happold is an international multidisciplinary engineering and consultancy practice with offices in Europe, the Middle and Far East, and the USA. Michael is a Visiting Professor of Engineering Design at Bath University, School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, and was President of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2006. He continues as a consultant to Buro Happold and a trustee of BRE. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Dave Parker, B.Sc., C.Eng., F.I.C.E., F.R.S.A., F.I.Q.A., was Technical Editor of New Civil Engineer magazine for 12 years before leaving in May 2006 to become a freelance author and journalist. He is a former Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, and his interests include renewable energy and the history of construction. In 2014 NCE asked him to return as technical editor emeritus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Advanced timber technology
4.1 Effective adhesives Holland in 1700, and, while synthetic adhesives have
virtually captured the market today, animal glue is still
Sticky, air-drying concoctions of plant resins and minerals produced...
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