This year’s five must-read posts about using timber in construction

you’re still not sure about using structural timber, we’ve chosen a few important posts from Madera y construcción (Timber and construction), a digital space held in high regard that explores the use of timber in construction.


A guide for building with wood

Before getting to work, this series of seven articles will help you bring some focus to your projects.  You will discover every type of information here, from the most basic points to the most technical.


Cross-laminated timber: everything you need to know

Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, can be used in every type of building and is an environmentally friendly substitute for concrete and steel when it comes to cost, durability, and speed of production.  You can read the whole post here.


A case study: the Santa Caterina Market

This iconic building in Barcelona is a must-see example of how structural timber can be used.  In this article, Fermina Garrido explains all the key aspects of the projects and how it fits into the city.


A case study: a casa do taberneiro

In this post, Arrokabe explains the proverbial reconstruction of a socio-cultural centre. This project was carried out using eucalyptus wood in the historical centre of Santiago de Compostela.


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A look back at the use of structural timber throughout history

We can’t make a list of articles like this without including an analysis of the use of structural timber over time and in different parts of the world. This post by Luis Alfonso Basterra is the last of our must-reads for 2020.