Lightweight construction system enabling use of wastebuilding material

  • Pedreschi, Remo (Principal Investigator)

Project Details

Layman's description

Housing, the environment, and Modern Methods of Construction are challenges facing the construction industry. New forms of construction that reduce the environmental impact, improve quality and flexibility and simplify the supply chain are needed. The concept is an innovative, light-weight, easily fabricated and sustainable construction system for residential and refurbishment applications to meet these challenges. The lightweight comes from the combination of thin steel with surplus plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) into a composite construction system fabricated using simple techniques. This combination out performs existing timber, reducing the weight of attic roofs by 25%. It provides the builder with greater flexibilty and control over the supply chain. The project will demonstrate the technical and practical feasability
Effective start/end date3/08/148/06/15


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