March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 4(60) December 2017

Architectural practice

Afonin Vitaliy S.

PhD student.
Research supervisor: Prof. M.G. Meerovich, DSc. (Architecture), DSc. (History).
Central Institute for Research and Design, Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation.
Irkutsk, Russia, e-mail: vitalyaafonin@gmail.com 


The article considers the factors (economic, environmental, industrial, technological, territorial, psychological, technical, physico-mechanical) that influences the emergence and development of multi-storied wooden building. The principal advantages of using wood and wooden building materials are environmental friendliness, cost effectiveness, quick erection, and lower labour intensity compared with reinforced concrete. The environmental friendliness of modern multi-storied wooden buildings is characteristic of both material production and building operation and disposal. Economy is ensured by short erection time and fewer workforce involved. Short erection times of multi-storied wooden buildings are achieved by ease of assembly and degree of prefabrication. The advantages are additionally supported by rich Russian forest resources and their usage potential. These advantages make wooden building construction a very promising industry in our country.

Key words: multi-storied wooden building, sustainable development, cross-laminated panels, intensification of forest use and reproduction


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