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Tokyo’s first multistory building made of 100% wood overcomes rigid fire regulations

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 10, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Maria Novozhilova last modified Nov 09, 2015

Interestingly, the wooden layered LVL wall (developed in Japan by the Japan LVL association, now approved by the Japanese Ministry of Construction and processed by the Key Tec) is thick only 150 mm. While acting as a load bearing structure of the building, LVL is also its fireproof that does not require any extra surface coating. Therefore, Miyamura Veterinary Clinic is a 100%-made-of-wood design that has excluded any concrete partition, structural metallic components and additional fire-resistant...






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