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Steel-Timber Hybrid Highrise Buildings: Trends, Drivers, Challenges

This pre-recorded lecture will examine the recent trend towards steel-timber hybrids—as a subset of the wider trend towards mass timber—in high rise buildings. It will overview where this is happening, and what the advantages and challenges are, focusing on some of the key case studies employing such systems.

Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the global trend towards timber and timber-hybrid buildings in terms of predominant geography; building function; building height; and other factors.
  • Appreciate why, and under what circumstances, these two materials are being used in hybrid action.
  • Examine how hybrid buildings are being used, i.e. the myriad different hybrid arrangements of steel and timber.
  • Evaluate real technical implementations from around the world, through real built case studies.

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