Project summary

Woodsol is a research project financed by the Research Council of Norway and the consortium partners.

 

The main goal of the project is to develop industrialized structural solutions based on rigid wooden frames for use in urban buildings up to ten stories and with large architectural flexibility.

In order to facilitate industrial production, the load bearing structure should primarily be based on grids and repetitions. Architectural flexibility requires floors without too closely spaced load bearing elements.

Three substantial targets need to be accomplished to reach the main goal:

1.   The extension of the floor span length without increased storey height.

2.   The horizontal stabilization of the building by moment resisting frames.

3.   The development of prefabricated couplings to allow rapid erection on site.

 

Woodsol has a strong focus on the practical documentation of the developed solutions. Hence, the erection of a demonstration building is part of the project. Further, the Woodsol building system solutions will be made publicly available through publications on this website, as well as scientific publications. The aim is to provide the building sector with a well-documented solution for urban buildings in wood that is competitive with traditional building systems and solutions.


Activities

Woodsol focuses on four main subjects:

  • Production and assembly of structural systems and component
  • Moment resisting frames
  • Flooring systems
  • Acoustics

Additionally, there is a strong focus on the documentation of the developed solutions, facilitated through a demonstration building, and the dissemination to relevant stakeholders in the building industry.


Organization

The research is carried out under the framework of NTNU and SINTEF as R&D institutes with close cooperation with the partners in the consortium and international R&D institutions.

The project hosts three PhD- and one Postdoc positions. Read more about the people involved in the project here.