Building with wood

Building with wood

Many benefits

Wood has many benefits as a building material. It is naturally beautiful and widely available. Its low thermal resistance and capacity to insulate economically provide excellent energy-efficiency. Strong and light, with exceptional load bearing capacity, it is easy to handle and transport. It reduces the need for massive foundations. Fast, flexible and simple to renovate, it is easy to work with on-site using simple tools, yet ideally suited to factory prefabrication. It is available as solid wood lumber products, graded to meet performance requirements, or can be engineered into panels, columns and beams which are manufactured to meet precise performance characteristics. Above all, it is a naturally renewable, organic material that makes a significant contribution to the reduction of the earth’s emissions of carbon dioxide.

Wood construction has significant advantages in severe seismic zones because of its light weight and natural flexibility. Prefabrication makes wood buildings even faster to erect, which is another reason why they are so cost-effective. And they are built to the same code requirements and performance levels of fire safety and durability as concrete and steel buildings.


Fiera, Karlsruhe