When a Timber-Beamed Ceiling Swings

Dancing on a swinging timber-beamed ceiling? Well, if you do, more than one piece of furniture may join the fun, and you will probably get a response from your glass cabinet! Even normal walking in a certain way on some ceiling can be sufficient to induce swing; this can reach frightening proportions.

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TCC Norms

In addition to EC 5 »Design and construction of timber structures«, the HBV shall be standardised. In preparation for this, several research institutions in Europe are currently working on a technical specification.

Properties of TCC

  • Large load spans
  • low dead weight
  • good fire resistance
  • good sound insulation
  • low susceptibility to vibration
  • prefabrication possible