WOOD

OUR GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A TALL-WOOD CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM UTILIZING THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF PREFABRICATION POSSIBLE

DESIGN CHALLENGE:
Structural design of a pre-fabricated wood frame system - capable of standing 8, 10, 20 storeys in height. 
STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF A PREFABRICATED WOOD FRAME SYSTEM CAPABLE OF STANDING 8-STOREYS IN HEIGHT. BASED ON THE AMOEBA BUILDING SYSTEM, THE WOOD RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE WILL BE BUILT ABOVE A 3-STOREY CONCRETE COMMERCIAL USE STRUCTURE. 
ELEMENTS SUCH AS: ENGINEERED WOOD STRENGTH RESISTANCE, WIND RESISTANCE, AND STRUCTURAL SHRINKAGE WILL CHALLENGE THE DESIGN TEAM TO DEVELOP A TALL-WOOD CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM WITH THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF PREFABRICATION POSSIBLE
DESIGN ASPECTS:
 - ENGINEERED CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER (CLT) HONEYCOMB STACK SYSTEM
- EXPLORING PREFABRICATION OF ALL MEMBERS AND CONNECTIONS 
 - CLT PANEL WALL SYSTEM WITH MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL INTEGRATION 
 - CLT PANEL FLOOR SYSTEM WITH MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL INTEGRATION
 - CLT PANEL TOWER TO CARRY ELEVATOR AND STAIRS 
KNOWLEDGE GAP:
HOW DO WE CREATE A SIMPLE WOOD FRAME SYSTEM THAT CAN STACK UP TO 8-STOREYS IN HEIGHT? 
HOW DOES THE HONEYCOMB SYSTEM "SNAP" TOGETHER - CAN WE DEVELOP AND NEW CONNECTION DESIGN TO ALLOW FOR FAST CONSTRUCTION? 


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