Global stability of high-rise timber buildings

Carsten Hein, Lisa Kaluzni, Brian Twohig, Wen Shao Chang

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This paper summarises the current status of development and research of different structural systems for global lateral stability in Arup. This research is partly based on the results of various projects starting with LifeCycleTower (LCT) research project in 2010, and including the latest development, H7 in Münster, Germany which is currently on site. The knowledge gained from the LifeCycleTower project was subsequently implemented in the project LCT ONE in Dornbirn (Austria) and the project H7, a 7-storey hybrid concrete-timber office building. This paper presents collaboration between Arup and University of Bath and also evaluates the numerous advantages of incorporating timber in a building and outlines Arup's approach to utilise timber structures for the lateral stability buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering
PublisherVienna University of Technology
ISBN (Electronic)9783903039001
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2016 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 22 Aug 201625 Aug 2016


Conference2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2016


  • Comfort
  • Dynamic
  • High-rise buildings
  • Hybrid construction
  • Lateral stability
  • Sway
  • Timber
  • Timber-concrete-composite
  • Vibration


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