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New report on wooden buildings in cold climates

Published: 17 November 2022

Buildings that are unheated for part of the year also run a high risk of moisture in the insulating layer of the climate shell.

In summary, it can be said that wood as a building material has many positive properties and that the wooden building studied has mainly functioned well during the 30 years in Antarctica. However, one must be careful with and design buildings made of wood so that they can withstand temperature movements and moisture variations without the risk of decomposition (mold).
Lennart Elfgren

Lennart Elfgren, Professor

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Organisation: Structural Engineering, Structural and Fire Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering