CNC-fabricated dovetails for Joints of Prefabricated CLT Components

The widely available automated prefabrication in timber construction companies, as well as modern CAD software with application programing interfaces, allow for the design and production of increasingly geometrically complex building components. This development also enables and demands at the same time advanced joinery techniques. Analog to the developments in timber framing, this article presents the adaptation of a traditional wood-wood joinery technique from cabinetmaking, on the case-study of a shell structure built from curved cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. The dovetail-joints allow for a load-bearing glued joint between the CLT panels. They provide an aesthetic, visible connection and simplify the assembly through their integrated locator features.


Published in:
Bauingenieur, 89, 487-490
Year:
2014
Publisher:
Dusseldorf, Springer Verlag
ISSN:
0005-6650
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