16:00 Structural and Themal Performance of Building Envelopes with Wood and Wood Composites

Chair: Zhenjun Ma, University of Wollongong, Australia

Implementing hygromorphic wood composites into responsive building skins
  • Pre-programming of the response of hygromorphic wood composites
  • Long-term durability and cyclic response behaviour of responsive wood composites
  • Possibilities and limitations of hygromorphic building skins

Artem Holstov, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Strategies to extend the durability of wooden façades
  • Challenges of wooden façades in outdoor applications
  • Wood surface modification for UV stability and water repellency
  • Upscaling of the process and performance of wooden façades in a living lab

Huizhang Guo, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Digital tectonics and dynamics in designing of wooden architecture envelopes
  • Wood as an old structural material for new digital tectonics in architectural design
  • Development perspective of wooden structural envelopes
  • Wood as a component of multi-layered structural skins

Michał Golański, University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Hygrothermal and mould growth-related analysis of typical Finnish log-house envelopes
  • Hygrothermal performance of a few log-house envelopes
  • Heat and moisture transfer through different massive wooden wall assemblies
  • Application of mould growth risk methodology on log-house envelope performance

Antti Haapala, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

Long span self-supporting wood-based compact façade system for industrial buildings
  • Development of hybrid façade panel
  • Investigation of gluing feasibility
  • Structural and physical performance of façade panels

Marcus Schiere, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Refurbishment of a typical Australian fibro house
  • A net-zero energy retrofitted Solar Decathlon house
  • An innovative air-conditioning system to maintain required indoor thermal comfort
  • Building energy simulation to assist in building envelope retrofits

Zhenjun Ma, University of Wollongong, Australia

Brief Presentations

Winter season protection of envelope bottom timber plate on its long-term hygrothermal conditions

Filip Fedorik, University of Oulu, Finland

17:30 End of Conference Day 1