January 31, 2014

VIDEO: Leander A. Bathon at the 2014 International Wood Symposium

Leander A. Bathon is a Professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Hochschule RheinMain University, in Wiesbaden, Germany, and co-director of the Institute of Building Materials and Structures at HS-RM University.

Bathon spoke to attendees at the recent 2014 International Wood Symposium in Vancouver with a talk entitled "Modern Timber Structures Have To Meet Time, Cost and Performance Expectations." Bathon was also able to speak to the Journal of Commerce about the many ways timber products are integrating with other materials to create more efficient and resilient wood structures.

Bathon also explained that fear of heightened fire damage with wood buildings is actually misplaced, as new and composite materials drastically reduce the chances of fire causing serious damage to a structure.

He also pointed to combinations of wood and steel, wood and concrete and differing wood materials used together as a way to increase efficiency and drive costs to the point where wood is competitive with other materials for construction.

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