Posi-Joisted Floor Vibration

Posi-Joisted floor contains metal webbed timber joists in a floor, it was developed by MiTek [information here] and is an efficient system as all the pipes and wires can run through the truss so there is no need to drill any hole on the timber joist. This system is often used in domestic floors and has good market share in the UK. To prepare for the coming change in Eurocode 5, Wen-Shao works with MiTek to investigate the floor vibration of Posi-Joist floor. We have built a full scale timber floor with dimension 4.8×4.8 metres and investigate the dynamic performance Read More …

Visit of Notting Hill Gate

Wen-Shao has worked with ElliottWood, an award winning engineering consultancy firm, on a project in the Notting Hill Gate which uses CLT floors in a steel framed structure. The structure needs to be extended vertically, and therefore timber becomes a good option due to its light weight. The timber’s suitability in this project can be evidenced by the text on their webpage …”To minimise load increases to the existing foundations and columns, the new storeys are to be constructed out of a lightweight steel frame with CLT panels – a construction benefiting from simplicity in detailing with exposed timber soffits; Read More …