Building Technology


Engineering Design of Cross Laminated Timber Structures

The aim of this course is to give the students in-depth knowledge in the field of KL timber in load-bearing constructions with special emphasis on how dimensioning methods in handbooks are used together with current European dimensioning rules, the Eurocodes, and calculation software. The course contains lectures, exercises, project work and a more practical part with laboratories, as well as a voluntary study visit. The areas that will be particularly affected are the dimensioning of KL-timber in failure limit and serviceability limit states, joints in KL-timber, stabilization and energy-efficient construction in KL-timber. The course comprises a total of 5 higher education credits (hp). One credit equivalent corresponds to approx. 25–30 hours of working time of 60 min. The course is offered over the entire spring semester 2023, starting in January and ending in May. The course is designed as a full-distance course, with the possibility of voluntary physical meetings and a study visit to a KL wood factory. The course has no mandatory campus meetings, however mandatory online meetings are included. The course is given in Swedish but with parts given in English. The course opens for registration on September 15 and is open for late registration until December 15.