Sustainable use of wood in construction / Jim Coulson.Material type: BookPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118539644; 1118539648; 9781118539651; 1118539656; 9781118539613; 1118539613.Subject(s): Building, Wooden | Sustainable construction | Construction industry -- Waste minimization | ARCHITECTURE -- Sustainability & Green Design | Building, Wooden | Construction industry -- Waste minimization | Sustainable constructionGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sustainable use of wood in construction.DDC classification: 691/.10286 Other classification: ARC018000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
"There is a great deal of innovation in the use of wood in construction, from impressive modern buildings to new construction products that reduce build times and improve building performance. As a renewable resource with proven low embodied energy, wood is both an environmentally responsible and a highly practical choice as a construction material. However, forest management practices vary throughout the world: some are highly effective in delivering a sustainable, long term supply of timber; whereas others are less so, and could result in forest depletion and significant environmental degradation. Against this background, a number of certification schemes have been developed that seek to ensure that all timber is harvested from sources that are at least legally-sourced, and at best, sustainably managed. Sustainable Use of Wood in Construction explains how and why wood may be grown sustainably, and how this versatile material can be specified and - most importantly - sourced, for use in the construction industry. It explains the modern regulatory framework within Europe that seeks to eliminate the use of illegally-harvested wood, and it shows how to ensure that everyone who sells or uses wood for construction is following the rules. Finally, the book explains how, at the end of its first use in construction, wood can be recycled, by reprocessing into another wood-based construction material, or by using it as biomass."-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Some Things You Should Know About Wood, Trees and Forests; 1.1 Some basic information on how trees grow; 1.2 Basic tree types -- softwoods and hardwoods; 1.3 The properties of timbers; 1.4 Different forests and tree types; 1.5 Rate of growth; 1.6 Natural forests; 1.7 Managed forests: Conifers; 1.8 Managed forests -- broadleaves; 2 The Concept of Being 'Sustainable'; 2.1 Being sustainable: A definition and a target; 2.2 What can we do to help?; 2.3 Using the forest resource: The economic argument; 2.4 Legal harvesting
2.5 The Timber Trade Federation: Introducing its responsible purchasing policy3 Voluntary Timber Certification Schemes; 3.1 Some further details on the RPP; 3.2 Checking legality -- I: The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI); 3.3 Checking legality -- II: FLEGT; 3.4 Going beyond FLEGT: MYTLAS; 3.5 Checking legality -- III: Other 'legality' certification schemes; 3.6 Checking sustainability: Chain of Custody Certification; 3.7 FSC and PEFC as Chain of Custody Certifiers; 3.8 Other Chain of Custody Certification bodies; 3.9 UKWAS; 3.10 Third-party assurance; 3.11 How Chain of Custody schemes operate
4 The UK Government and European Regulations4.1 Checking up on the checkers: The role of CPET; 4.2 CPET's help with legality and sustainability requirements; 4.3 Legality and sustainability: The UK government's definitions; 4.4 Legal timber sources -- the UK government's definition; 4.5 Sustainable timber sources -- the UK government's definition; 4.6 Category A and Category B -- 'Proof of Compliance'; 4.7 Current and future supplies of certified timber; 4.8 The EUTR: Europe's new and compulsory 'timber legality scheme'; 4.9 The meaning of 'due diligence'; 4.10 Satisfying the EUTR
4.11 Who actually needs to obey the EUTR?4.12 The 'first placer on the market'; 4.13 CE marking and the CPR; 4.14 CITES: What exactly is it?; 5 Specifying Sustainable Timber for any Project; 5.1 Using wood in a sustainable way; 5.2 The government's Timber Procurement Policy (TPP): A brief reminder; 5.3 Certificates; 5.4 What if I can't get the timber I want?; 5.5 The use of recycled timber; 5.6 Insisting on a particular Chain of Custody 'brand' for your certified timber; 5.7 Deciding which wood to use; 5.8 Some of wood's other characteristics
6 Some Principal Softwoods Used in Construction in the UK7 A Selection of Hardwoods Used in the UK; 8 Re-use of Timber and Wood Products; 8.1 The true 'carbon cycle'; 8.2 End of life disposal of timber and wood-based products; 8.3 Recycled timber; 8.4 Disposal of timber in landfill; 8.5 Burning wood: Fossil fuels versus biomass; 8.6 Biomass; 9 Energy Considerations and Construction Materials; 9.1 Embodied energy; 9.2 Cradle to grave analysis; 9.3 Cradle to cradle; 9.4 BREEAM; Appendix 1 Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in this Book