The University of Canterbury Showcase
ARC Future Timber Hub projects covered will be:
1) The behaviour of critical connections and core wall systems in tall timber buildings
This presentation includes an overview of recent research at the University of Canterbury towards the design of taller timber buildings. The hub co-funded work by Dr. Ottenhaus and PhD Candidate Justin Brown will be presented in more detail. Experimental research on high performance dowelled hold-down connections, screwed connections, and timber-timber connections will be presented in addition to a 2/3 scale four storey cross-laminated timber shear wall testing campaign.
2) Resilient design of structural timber beam-to-column connections in fire condition
This presentation will cover emerging questions about the performance of heavy timber connections in real fires and the need to be able to design heavy timber structures for robust full-structure performance over the full fire duration.
It will include an overview of the research being undertaken at the University of Canterbury to answer some of these questions and presentation of recent fire test results.