Sustainable Engineered Structural Solutions Laboratory
The research focus of the Sustainable Engineered Structural Solutions Laboratory is on developing high-performance carbon-neutral systems and structures, as well as related performance-based optimum design procedures for engineers to provide them with cost-effective solutions for the next generation of buildings and sustainable urban development, also featuring structural resilience against extreme events (e.g., earthquakes).
So far, research has mostly focused on integrating newly engineered wood products, structural elements, and prefabricated hybrid composite systems into a coherent framework of innovative methods of design for multi-story residential buildings.
This article contains an experimental dataset related to the mechanical properties of Canadian small clear spruce-pine-fir wood. Motivated by the necessity of shading light on the orthotropic mechanical behavior of clear specimens of two of the most common wooden grades used for the manufacturing of cross-laminated timber panels in North America, a comprehensive experimental campaign on small clear spruce-pine-fir wood specimens, based on ASTM D143-22, has been conducted in the Department of Wood Science of the University of British Columbia. A total of 690 specimens from both visually-graded number 2 and machine-stress rated 2100fb 1.8E spruce-pine-fir wood were tested in compression, tension, and shear, following the directions parallel- and perpendicular-to-the-grain. Read more