SHR Timber Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Evaluating Acetylated Radiata Pine under Load Bearing Situations: Building a Road Bridge
SHR was member of the “technical team” formed for the development of the technical design of the timber bridges and establishing all the necessary research.
Modification of wood opens a whole new and broad range of innovative or renewed applications for timber. Applications of which until now architects and designers only considered using steel, synthetic materials or concrete are now coming accessible. The initiative and implementation of the province of Fryslân in the Netherlands to build two heavy load-bearing traffic bridges of timber offers a unique chance for modified timber to demonstrate what will be possible using this innovative material.
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