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Timber Structures 3.0 AG


Timber Structures 3.0 AG
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  • Dauerprüfstand für TS3-Technologie verklebt erstmals Balkon stirnseitig

    Endurance test bench for TS3 technology glues the balcony on the front side for the first time

    Swiss Timber Review 6.2018 - Since mid-May, the Timber Structures 3.0 AG permanent test bench has been located in the courtyard of the Department of Architecture, Wood and Construction (AHB) of the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Biel. About a hundred people attended the inauguration, about which the Swiss Timber Review published a double-page report. They experienced how the TS3 experts glued the world's first timber balcony on the front side. The purpose of the endurance test bench is to test and demonstrate the possible applications of the TS3 system as part of the development tests. The newly developed TS3 technology glues timber components made of solid, glued laminated or cross laminated timber on the front side, thus creating completely new construction and design possibilities that were previously not available in timber construction.

  • Dauerprüfstand «Klebeverguss»

    Endurance Test Bench "Adhesive Casting"

    Wir Holzbauer 5.2018 - Since mid-May the Timber Structures 3.0 (TS3) endurance test bench has been located on the Biel campus of the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH). The technology is based on adhesive casting of butt-jointed timber elements made of solid, glued laminated or glulam plywood, explains the magazine "Wir Holzbauer" to its readers in an article about the inauguration of the test stand. TS3 has carried out several research projects with the BFH-Institut für Holzbau, Tragwerke und Architektur, ETH Zurich, Schilliger Holz AG and Henkel & Cie. AG since its foundation in 2009. The result of these projects are load-bearing timber elements that allow the construction of point-supported flat timber ceilings with a support grid of up to 8 by 8 metres and a payload of 5 kN/m². The article also contains a short video showing the construction of the endurance test bench.

  • Der nächste Schritt im Holzbau

    The next step in timber construction

    Bieler Tagblatt, 18.5.2018 - The newly developed TS3 technology opens up completely new possibilities for timber construction, explains the Bieler Tagblatt to its readers. In a report on the inauguration of the TS3 endurance test bench, the daily writes that there have been some restrictions on timber structures compared to reinforced concrete architecture. Until now, flat wooden ceilings could only be constructed with beams and joists that ensured the load-bearing capacity of the ceiling every few metres. But thanks to TS3, beams and beams would now become superfluous. The technology enables point-supported, multi-axis supporting panels or folding units of any shape and size. With this technology, not only industrial buildings made of timber but also multi-storey commercial or residential buildings can be built. Readers of the Bieler Tagblatt also learn that there is already great interest in the new technology in German-speaking countries as well as in the regions of the North American West Coast.

  • Was den Holzbau im Inneren zusammenhält

    What holds the timber construction together inside

    Holz-Zentralblatt, 7/2018 - In a report on the International Timber Construction Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the end of 2017, the German newspaper for the forestry and timber industry goes into detail on the programme section "Research and Development". The journalist of Holz-Zentralblatt (HZB) leaves no doubt about what in his opinion was a highlight of the important event: "Not least a lecture about the gluing of cross laminated timber elements on the front side caused a sensation, making large, point-supported flat ceilings of solid wood possible," he writes in the introduction of the full-page article. This refers to the presentation by Stefan Zöllig, Managing Director of TS3, who presented in Garmisch the innovative possibility of gluing cross laminated timber on the face. According to the HZB report, this makes it possible to erect large, point-supported flat slabs of solid wood. Up to now, the well-known timber construction systems have only permitted floor slabs with a uniaxial load-bearing effect. The International Timber Construction Forum took place for the 23rd time in December 2017 and was attended by around 1500 experts from the timber construction and architecture industry.

  • Timber Structures 3.0 – neue Technologien für mehrachsige, schlanke Hochleistungs-Holzstrukturen

    Timber Structures 3.0 - new technologies for multi-axis, slim high-performance timber structures

    Österreichische Ingenieur- und Architekten-Zeitschrift (ÖIAZ), Issue 1-12/2017 - The new TS3 timber panel system, which was developed as part of a research project, is the subject of an article in the journal of the Austrian Association of Engineers and Architects. In addition to Timbatec, the ETH Zurich, BFH Biel, Purbond AG / Henkel Cie AG and Schilliger Holz AG were also involved in the project. The starting point for the research project: Today's timber construction systems only permit floor slabs with a uniaxial load-bearing effect. Compared to normal reinforced concrete panels, timber panels are often thick, expensive and complicated to build. The reason for this is that there are no efficient techniques for rigidly connecting the wooden panel elements. Thanks to the research a new wood panel system for residential, commercial and industrial buildings could be developed. The system works as a flat panel that carries vertical loads biaxially and consists of wooden panel elements such as CLT, which are bonded on site with a high-performance butt joint technology. In 2015 an apartment building was built in Thun/Switzerland as the first prototype. In another research project, in which Timber Structures 3.0 AG is also involved in addition to the aforementioned players, the system is now to be brought to market maturity. In the ÖIAZ article, the participants had the opportunity to explain in detail the individual steps of the research project and the findings.

  • Neue Technologie für den Massivholzbau

    New technology for solid timber construction, February 2018 - The Finnish industry portal "Puuinfo", in German "Holzinfo", dedicated a detailed article to Timbatec and the new TS3 technology. The text was written by journalist Markku Laukkanen, who presents woodworking practices and trends in timber construction from all over Europe in a series of articles. The Finn introduces the Swiss company in detail and also lets Timbatec founder Stefan Zöllig have his say. The TS3 technology developed by Timbatec subsidiary Timber Structures 3.0 AG is also described. This technology is the next important step in timber construction and will help the construction industry to move further and further away from reinforced concrete. With TS3 technology, the market share of timber construction could be increased from 30 percent to 50 percent, quotes the Finnish portal Stefan Zöllig. Note: The text on exists only in Finnish. You can have it translated into German via Google-Translate, but without guarantee of complete accuracy.

  • Tragende Holzplattensysteme

    Load-bearing timber panel systems

    Detail 1+2/2018 - The research project carried out by Timber Structures 3.0 AG and Timbatec in cooperation with the BFH Biel, the ETH Zurich and the Henkel Group Purbond and Schillinger Holz is the subject of an article by "Detail", the magazine for architecture + building detail. The aim of the research project is the development of flat supporting timber panels in order to be able to realize storey ceiling systems or entire skeleton structures made of wood. According to the article, the results to date confirm the construction of timber flat slabs with a support grid of up to 8 x 8 m and a payload of 5 kN/m². The floor ceiling system developed by TS3 is to be used for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The Munich-based journal further reports that the research project aims to bring the technology to market maturity by 2019.

  • Holz statt Stahlbeton

    Timber instead of reinforced concrete

    Trend 37/2017 - The Austrian business magazine Trend dedicates the main article in the weekly section "Research & Innovation" to "Timber Structures 3.0", the newly developed technology of TS3 AG. This new timber construction technology is currently causing a sensation in the construction industry, the magazine writes. Thanks to the new technology, skyscrapers could in future be built from wood in a cost-effective and climate-friendly manner instead of with the usual reinforced concrete structures. The readers of Trend learn that, after years of research, thin, extremely resilient floor slabs made of plywood boards have been developed that allow very large spans. Research was conducted in cooperation with ETH Zurich, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and two industrial partners.

  • Nachhaltiges Holzskelett, solid wie Stahl und Beton

    Sustainable timber frame, as solid as steel and concrete

    Baubio 1/2017 - Building houses from timber as previously only possible with steel and concrete - this is made possible by the newly developed TS3 technology. "Baubio", the magazine of the "Baubiosuisse" association, presents the development of this technology in detail on four pages in its first issue in 2017. The magazine interviewed TS3 founder Stefan Zöllig and TS3 project manager Marcel Herzog.

  • Neues Holzbausystem für Flächentragwerke

    New timber construction system for flat load-bearing structures

    Wald und Holz 3/2014 - Timbatec GmbH from Thun has developed a new timber construction system together with private and public partners, which opens up new possibilities for the use of timber in construction.

  • Neue Dimensionen im Holzbau

    New dimensions in timber construction

    The Green 3/2015 - A Swiss innovation enables timber to be glued at the front so that panels of any shape and size can be produced. Now, developer Stefan Zöllig and his engineering office are looking for farmers who want to use the system.