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(Light) wood frame system for social houses

Grant number: 13/26639-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Fernando Sérgio Okimoto
Grantee:Ana Carolina dos Santos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The civil construction, in several senses, is one of industrial sectors with large consumption of raw materials from non-renewable sources, large energy consumption for your supply chain and high production of waste and volumes for final disposal. There is a huge demand for social housing in Brazil and has been increasing steadily. Thus, this study seeks to investigate the application of systems LWF - Light Wood Frames for the production of housing units of social interest. A literature review on the subject will be held and the results will be organized into types of building system and materiality. Therefore, this work will study the trajectory of this building system from its origin, its technological development, its diffusion and use in Brazil on habitations, especially the potential application in social housing. A bibliographic review will mainly focus the use of certified wood from Brazilian production and analysis of the performance of LWF system, guided by the principles of NBR 15575/2013.(AU)

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