Kerto LVL and Kerto-Ripa were used for framing of Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Location 1-9 High School Yards, City of Edinburgh EH1 1LZ, Edinburgh UK
Building Year 2013
Architect Malcolm Fraser Architects
Structural Design Elliott & Company Engineers
Constructor Graham Construction
Customer University of Edinburgh
Products Used Kerto LVL
Type Public Buildings

Kerto® LVL and Kerto® LVL elements in timber framing

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is a hub and a meeting space for low carbon innovation and technology. The Centre wanted the building itself to set an example of building sustainably.

​Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) has been used in the Centre's framing and roofing elements. The timber frames made of Kerto LVL are flexible to design and fast to install. Metsä Wood can offer exceptional timber frame solutions.

The strength and stiffness of Kerto LVL S-beams makes it an ideal for bending stressed structures. Kerto LVL Q-panels on the other hand has more uniform strength properties giving balanced capacity for varying load combinations.

ECCI is the first historic building to be awarded a BREAAM “Outstanding” rating. BREEAM is the UK construction industry’s leading sustainability assessment method and considers elements such as waste, pollution, land use and ecology, materials, management, health & wellbeing, energy and transport in grading new buildings.

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