Timber Engineering – [as] https://alexschreyer.net AEC CAD/BIM, SketchUp, Timber Engineering, Web Design and more... Sun, 24 Feb 2019 15:44:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/alexschreyer.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-as-square.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Timber Engineering – [as] https://alexschreyer.net 32 32 6702894 Discussing MassTimber and the Olver Design Building on MassConstruction’s Podcast https://alexschreyer.net/construction/discussing-masstimber-and-the-olver-design-building-on-massconstructions-podcast/ https://alexschreyer.net/construction/discussing-masstimber-and-the-olver-design-building-on-massconstructions-podcast/#respond Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:20:48 +0000 https://alexschreyer.net/?p=7415 Joseph Kelly of MassConstruction.org visited our BCT program at UMass a few weeks ago for a tour of the Olver Design Building, our award-winning home at UMass. He also brought along his microphone and taped a two-part podcast with Peggi Clouston and me about the Design Building and the current wave of new MassTimber buildings. You [...] Read more..

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How much abuse can Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) take? https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/much-abuse-can-cross-laminated-timber-clt-take/ https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/much-abuse-can-cross-laminated-timber-clt-take/#respond Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:46:40 +0000 http://alexschreyer.net/?p=6774 Being about a month away from moving my office into a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) building, I am of course interested in answers to this question. As it turns out, many recent research projects proved that CLT can evidently handle quite a bit of abuse (beyond regular day-to-day loading and use)! I may be biased, but [...] Read more..

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Opening of T3 building continues recent mass timber building trend: Six examples https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/opening-t3-building-continues-recent-mass-timber-building-trend-six-examples/ https://alexschreyer.net/engineering/opening-t3-building-continues-recent-mass-timber-building-trend-six-examples/#respond Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:12:41 +0000 http://alexschreyer.net/?p=6694 Today’s opening of the T3 building in Minneapolis marks a spectacular milestone: The construction of the tallest contemporary heavy-timber building in the US so far! I am saying “so far” because as this trend continues, it will surely by surpassed in height very soon. Completion of the T3 building continues a recent trend of larger, [...] Read more..

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Merry Christmas, Joyful Holidays, and a Happy New Year 2016! https://alexschreyer.net/design/merry-christmas-joyful-holidays-and-a-happy-new-year-2016/ https://alexschreyer.net/design/merry-christmas-joyful-holidays-and-a-happy-new-year-2016/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:31:34 +0000 http://alexschreyer.net/?p=5660 For this year’s Christmas post, I went back to a simple rendering approach. Mixing some extruded shapes, eroded boxes, basic materials and a few lights makes for a nice, moody image. As always, all done in SketchUp (and Twilight). To you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyful holiday season and a happy and successful [...] Read more..

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Building a Wood-Concrete Composite Bench with CLTs https://alexschreyer.net/design/building-a-wood-concrete-composite-bench-with-clts/ https://alexschreyer.net/design/building-a-wood-concrete-composite-bench-with-clts/#respond Wed, 20 May 2015 02:32:28 +0000 http://www.alexschreyer.net/?p=5574 Some of my students recently finished building a “severely overdesigned” wood-concrete composite bench that serves as a mockup for the floor system in our new building at UMass. You can read all about it (and check out the photo gallery) here: http://bct.eco.umass.edu/news/building-a-wood-concrete-floor-mockup-bench/

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