Tag: building material

12
Jul

The Rands and cents of timber construction

The advantages that come with using timber in construction are numerous and while there are clear, refutable misconceptions relating to this building material in South Africa, views around its affordability – and potential for affordability – as a construction material are varied. By Jennifer Rees, Director of Haas&DAS Communications. The most commonly held misconceptions among consumers and some facets of

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31
May

Life cycle analysis of timber

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is a method of measuring the environmental impacts of building products over their whole life. The aim of a life cycle analysis is to identify, quantify and assess the impact of the energy and materials used and waste released to the environment throughout the life of a building product. There are many life cycle analysis methodologies

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