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TS3 has technology tested in Canada



The Timber Structures 3.0 technology, which has been developed by TS3 in the past few years and has already been successfully applied in Switzerland, is also going to be established in Canada. For this purpose TS3 is currently carrying out a series of research tests with Canadian partners.

The TS3 technology opens up entirely new possibilities in timber construction. It allows the construction of multi-axis loadbearing, point-supported timber ceilings. Thanks to this technical innovation, it will soon also be possible to construct tall buildings entirely from timber.TS3 now also intends to make use of the technology in Canada. The specialists at TS3 are convinced that this has enormous market potential in Canada.  

The technology is now being tested in Vancouver for this purpose. In the last few years similar tests have already been carried out at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and at the University of Applied Sciences in Biel. Because the quality of timber in Canada differs, it is also necessary to have the technology tested in the country itself. TS3 would also like to use the test results to support the introduction of the technology in Canada. The first results of the series of research tests are expected within the next few weeks.   

Experienced partners available 

TS3 is carrying out the research project with local partners. The project team comprises the Canadian engineering firm Aspect Structural Engineers and the non-profit organization FPInnovations in Vancouver, which has been engaged in timber research for many years. It also includes the firms Structurlam Products Ltd., which supplied the timber, and the Henkel Corporation, which provided the bonding adhesive.  

In February 2017, the TS3 project manager Marcel Herzog at the FPInnovations Center, on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, trained the experts responsible for the tests in the application of the bonding technology.