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TRADA have recently published a series of documents including, ‘Cross Laminated Timber: An Introduction’. Intended for architects, building designers and their clients, this document highlights and summarises the nature, benefits and potential uses of cross laminated timber (CLT). B & K Structures were among the group of specialists that peer reviewed the document.

The forthcoming TRADA case-study based publication – ‘Hybrid Structures’- explores examples of mixed material construction and the effectiveness of building with combined solutions. The publication looks at a number of case studies against specific headings which include: Enabling Dramatic Architecture; Meeting a Complex Brief and Towards Greater Sustainability – concluding with the opportunities and challenges for these types of structures and the need for further research.

The unrivalled versatility of engineered timber allows it to be used to stunning effect in a wide range of construction projects, whether as the main building material or used alongside a number of materials.

B & K Structures has proven experience in understanding complex engineering structures incorporating glulam, cross laminated timber and steel for commercial applications. This experience has enabled B & K Structures to offer a unique and innovative approach in combining engineered timber and structural steel hybrid solutions. B & K Structure’s product portfolio consists of glulam, cross laminated timber and steel as well as timber wall and roof cassettes.

For building professionals interested in finding out more about optimised hybrid solutions, please visit: www.bkstructures.co.uk

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