Last edited 29 Aug 2017

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Wood and hybrid structures

Hybrid structures combine the best properties of each material to achieve efficient solutions for complex designs. 10 of the key facts about wood and hybrid structures are listed below:

  • Hybrid structures can be aesthetically pleasing, cost effective, and sustainable. Designs can be as simple or complex as needed. Hybrid construction is particularly beneficial for more complex designs.
  • Hybrid structures maximise structural efficiency and can reduce carbon footprint. They can be an economical, architectural, sustainable and structurally feasible alternative. Initial costs can be high but the speed of construction may balance this out.
  • Wood is great for compression and steel is great for tension. When combined, they can make a very sturdy building.

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Sources: TRADA “Hybrid construction: Timber-based solutions to structural challenges”; B&K Structures; Designing Buildings Wiki.