This paper describes recent research and development of a new system for multi-storey prestressed timber buildings in New Zealand. The new system gives opportunities for much greater use of timber and engineered wood products in large buildings, using innovative technologies for creating high-quality buildings with large open spaces, excellent living and working environments, and resistance to hazards such as earthquakes, fires and extreme weather events.
Multi-storey prestressed timber buildings in New Zealand / Buchanan, Andy; Deam, Bruce; Fragiacomo, Massimo; Pampanin, Stefano; Palermo, Alessandro. - In: STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 1016-8664. - 18:2(2008), pp. 166-173. [10.2749/101686608784218635]