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Trends in Civil Engineering and its Architecture

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REVERS-ABILITY. Towards Changeable Digital Light Timber Frame Constructions Volume 4 - Issue 2

Luigi Alini*, Miriam Pappalardo, Paolo Di Prima and Rossella Maria Carlotta Pisano

  • Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Italy

Received:April 9, 2021   Published: April 22, 2021

Corresponding author:Luigi Alini, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, Italy

DOI: 10.32474/TCEIA.2021.04.000184

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The last twenty years have seen, especially for residential buildings, the development and prototyping of several digitally manufactured light timber frame construction systems, that take advantage of digital fabrication techniques for the entire construction process, from design to construction. Today, there is a pressing need to provide spatial configurations that let users modify the internal distribution according to the changing of their needs over time. Following this research path, the proposed work aims to verify the degree of changeability and reversibility of these systems. These systems are compared in relation to the specific construction solutions adopted, the fabrication and assembly process used, the amount and variety of variables that affect the project workflow and other parameters. The results converge in a table that highlights the advantageous and the negative aspects which facilitate or affect the assembly - disassembly process and the flexibility of the systems to meet the changing needs of users.

Keywords:Digital Fabrication; Plywood Constructions; Constructive Flexibility

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