Timber
​​​​​​​Engineering

Vestre’s new production factory
Overview of the timber structure designed by BIG & BIGE for Vestre’s new production factory

Future Heritage

As part of the traditional building material palette, timber structures played an essential role in our 40-year engineering heritage and will surely gain relevance throughout the next 40 years.

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Sustainable Lightness

Wide span? Limited capacities of existing soil, foundations or gravity system? Timber can be your combined answer, reducing weight and CO2 emissions.

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JKU Kepler Hall
JKU Kepler Hall: The 103 x 33m roof structure is made from glue-laminated timber beams clamped on concrete columns. 
Connection detail Hellerhöfe
Connection detail for a hybrid timber construction project in Frankfurt

Deep Dive

Advanced knowledge of connection technology, craftsmanship and construction sequencing are keys to successful timber projects. Our timber experts secure the architectural design and develop buildable, economical and highly efficient solutions.

Hybrid structure: Steel columns with timber core and timber floors
Hybrid structure: Steel columns with timber core and timber floors

Holistic Planning with Timber

Building with timber means building with lightweight and prefabricated elements made of flammable material. We are construction experts providing structure, facade, thermal, acoustic, and fire engineering and solving all of those issues in a holistic design for you.

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Temporary event space for the Frankfurt Book Fair © Norbert Miguletz

Digitally Tailored for Production

We are pioneers when it comes to developing digital design technologies and their implementation in the design workflow of our projects. Thus, B+G is capable of delivering timber engineering at every level of detail. Our cadwork experts translate your design into production-ready CAM/CNC data.

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Roof structure for the MIBA Forum © Daniel Hawelka
Cadwork model for a new town hall building in Hainburg

Mass Timber

The usage of timber for load-bearing elements is still heavily restricted by existing codes and regulations. E. g. penetrations of and connections to building services and fitout need careful detailing. Our holistic design approach, combined with our timber production and manufacturing knowledge, helps you overcome those challenges and guarantees economical and efficient solutions for mass timber projects.

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Cadwork model for a fourteen-storey timber hybrid high-rise in Pforzheim

Tall Timber

Awareness of climate change and the necessity to counteract it brought timber to focus when it came to the development of tall buildings. Its benefits in weight reduction for slab systems, plus the precision, quality, and speed of prefabricated elements, make timber a great engineering choice here.

Construction site of two new office buildings in Berlin

Timber Hybrids

The best engineering solution is found, when each construction material is used properly according to its individual strength. Thus almost every project is solved with a hybrid structure. Among those B+G also develops hybrid structural elements as RC-timber-slab-systems, slim-floor-systems, integral slab systems, etc..

Prefabricated pre-finished volumetric construction (PPVC) involving the assembly of timber modules to create a three-story school building © Thomas Mayer
Prefabricated pre-finished volumetric construction (PPVC) involving the assembly of timber modules to create a three-story school building © Thomas Mayer

Modular Timber Construction

Repetitive? Fast? We are experts in developing and optimising buildings in prefabricated modular construction in close cooperation with the design team and contractors.

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