Technical Guide

Robustness in Structures

A best practice guide for Australian buildings offering advice, design methodologies and details for typical building types.

The updated WoodSolutions Technical guide #39 on Robustness has been published (July 2023) following the work performed by research project “Progressive collapse (robustness) resistance of tall timber frame buildings with CLT floors” which was funded (partially) by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub for Advanced Solutions to Transform Tall Timber Buildings (project number: IH150100030).

It is a great success story with genuine collaboration between academia and industry to write this guide. The Project Leader, Benoit Gilbert, is particularly proud of Section 5 which presents how robustness was considered in built projects, setting a benchmark to the industry.

Contributors to this guide are: Benoit Gilbert (Griffith University), Toby Hodsdon (Arup), Hong Guan (Griffith University). Nick Hewson (Viridi Group), Nathan Benbow (Australian Sustainable Hardwoods), Alex Zecevic (TTW), Tim Butler (Lendlease) and Robert Jockwer (Chalmers University of Technology).

Robustness in Structures

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