Journal article

Life cycle performance of Cross Laminated Timber mid-rise residential buildings in Australia

A Jayalath, S Navaratnam, T Ngo, P Mendis, N Hewson, L Aye

Energy and Buildings | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Engineering wood products have significant potential as a sustainable alternative for concrete and steel in construction. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) can add value to conventional timber products due to its high strength-to-weight ratio, simple installation, aesthetic features and environmental benefits. Recent changes in the national construction code permit structural timber buildings with a height of up to 25m, which demonstrates the strong commitment of the construction industry to adopt more sustainable practices. This paper aims to compare life cycle greenhouse gas emissions (LCGHGE) and life cycle cost (LCC) of CLT and reinforced concrete (RC) in identical midrise residential buildin..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC)Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing [Grant ID: IC150100023], CRC-P with CSR, Asia Pacific Research Network for Resilient and Affordable Housing (APRAH). The authors also acknowledge Xlam Australia and Infrastructure Engineering research project students for their contribution in this study.