Cost and time analysis of building a single-family house in the CLT cross-laminated timber technology

openaccess, Vol. 592 (12) 2021 / środa, 22 grudnia, 2021

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Ossowski Andrzej, Szczepański Marcin. 2021. Cost and time analysis of building a single-family house in the CLT cross-laminated timber technology. Volume 592. Issue 12. Pages 6-10. DOI: 10.15199/33.2021.12.02

Accepted for publication: 03.11.2021 r.

The article presents the problems of constructing objects made of CLT cross-laminated timber in terms of time and potential construction costs. The construction of a single-family house in Żółwin, one of the first buildings,was analyzedwith CLT in Poland. The analysis shows that the properties of crosslaminated timber make this material an interesting alternative to traditional building materials, such as brick, steel and concrete. The wide range of possibilities for processing and selection of the number and characteristics of individual component layers of CLT panels create a wide range of applications of this material in various types of construction facilities. Ecological issues, very good quality of construction elements, the simplicity of the assembly of facilities and the duration of construction speak in favor of the increasing use of cross-wood glued in construction. The high cost of the material and the low level of knowledge of construction techniques related to modern wooden construction in the domestic market however, they may be factors that slow down the application of this technology.
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inż. Andrzej Ossowski, Politechnika Gdańska, Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej i Środowiska
dr inż. Marcin Szczepański, Politechnika Gdańska, Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej i Środowiska ORCID: 0000-0001-6049-2391

dr inż. Marcin Szczepański, Politechnika Gdańska, Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej i Środowiska ORCID: 0000-0001-6049-2391