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IJSCER 2023 Vol.12(3): 106-111
doi: 10.18178/ijscer.12.3.106-111

Designing in Wood-Results of a Survey among Architects in Portugal

João Gagoa 1*, Paulo Almeidaa 1, and Pedro Mendesb 2
1. CIAUD,Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design,Lisbon School of Architecture, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa,Portugal
2. Lisbon School of Architecture, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
*Corresponding author: joaogagodossantos@gmail.com (J.G.)

Manuscript received July 15, 2022; revised September 3, 2022; accepted December 10, 2022.

Abstract—This paper presents the results of the survey carried out with architects working in Portugal, regarding wooden construction. The study was carried out between 2021 and 2022 at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, and corresponds to a phase of the work of the first author aiming to his PhD degree in Architecture (in the field of Construction Technologies and Management), which addresses the applicability of the CLT (Cross-laminated Timber) system to mid-rise housing construction in Portugal. The survey aims to know the openness that currently exists by architects in Portugal regarding the use of wood as a constructive option, as well as the main difficulties that the architecture sector encounters when designing in wood. The results allow to characterize the current situation of designing and building in wood in Portugal, and to identify potentialities and difficulties. The results are useful for the development of ongoing research, and, in the near future, to design strategies in order to overcome any identified constraints.  
Keywords—teaching of architecture, wooden constructions, architects in Portugal

Cite: João Gagoa, Paulo Almeidaa, and Pedro Mendesb, "Designing in Wood-Results of a Survey among Architects in Portugal," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 106-111, August 2023. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.12.3.106-111

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