WOODFRAME: LIGHT FRAMING HOUSES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
De Araujo, Victor Almeida; Research Group LIGNO. Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ) of University of São Paulo (USP).
Cortez-Barbosa, Juliana; Research Group LIGNO. São Paulo State University (UNESP), Campus of Itapeva.
Garcia, José Nivaldo; Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ) of University of São Paulo (USP).
Gava, Maristela; Research Group LIGNO. São Paulo State University (UNESP), Campus of Itapeva.
Laroca, Christine; Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), Campus of Curitiba.
César, Sandro Fábio; Federal University of Bahia (UFBA).
The building technique of light wooden framing, or woodframe, represents a great innovative goal of construction, due to the very efficient levels of rationalization of material, operational flexibility and productive agility. In addition, excessive use of natural materials of renewable character in the woodframes, as the wood of planted forests, contributes to sustainability, a desired factor in most modern homes. In recent years, Latin American countries have suffered from the constant housing deficit, which destroys the possibilities of the first property by the neediest populations. Therefore, it is necessary to propagate studies, research and information on industrialized housing construction techniques, such as woodframe. This study focused on the exhibition of this innovative wooden building typology, emphasizing its advantages, importance, types, and its current panorama in countries in development stage, such as the countries of Latin America. Currently, woodframe is known as a modern wooden residential technique, and it is conquering the public of all kind of economic classes, because of its innovation, lightness, competitive costs, and also efficient levels of sustainability, cleanness, assembly time, and rationalization of raw materials.
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