@About timber engineering ~ from Trees to Construction work ~

Wood is a material that has been used ever since mankind started making tools. Even today, wood and wood-based materials have been used for various purposes close to our life, for example, timber construction (wooden house, dome, bridge), furniture and musical instrument (piano, guitar, violin). Furthermore, wood is the material that is carbon storage and is able to reproduce. Field of timber engineering makes an effort for effective uses of wood.

There is a lot of subject for effective uses of wood, for example, supply of superior wood, evaluation of performance and development of technology for utilizing wood and wood products, improvement of seismic performance for timber structure. Our laboratory has been made research works on these subjects cover from standing trees to timber constructions.