"Building and living with wood"
The text „Building and living with wood“ commissioned by the DHWR German Wood Industry Council (Berlin) was published in March 2013. Prof. Tunga Salthammer and Prof. Dr. Rainer Marutzky convincingly present the advantages of living in wood. The objective of this text is to inform project managers, planners and those building with wood of the health and hygiene characteristics of wood and the diverse aspects of using wood products in a domestic setting.
Hazardous substances – keeping our air clean, 73 (2013) No. 3 - March
The article below was published in March 2013 in the journal „Hazardous substances – keeping our air clean, 73 (2013) No. 3 - March“ (Springer-VDI-Verlag GmbH & Co.KG) by M. Wensing, B. Bliemetsrieder, A. Ligarski: „Investigation into emissions from internal doors relevant to indoor air in order to assess the behaviour of building products with respect to hygiene, health and environmental protection“. As part of collective industrial research project 16210 N/2 supported by the iVTH, promoted and financed by AiF and BMWi, door frames and door casings conforming to standard EN 14351-2 were comprehensively tested for emissions relevant to indoor air quality using the test chamber method..
"Investigation into emissions from internal doors relevant to indoor air in order to assess the behavior of building products with respect to hygiene, health and environmental protection"
M. Wensing, B. Bliemetsrieder, A. Ligarski
Practice Comments on Standard DIN 68800 in the BEUTH Commentary Series
At the start of 2013, Practice Comments on Standard DIN 68800 was published in the BEUTH Commentary Series. The publishers are the Deutsche Institut für Normung (German Standards Institute) and the International Association for Technical Issues Related to Wood – iVTH. The team of respected authors, Dietger Grosser, Horst Hertel, Borimir Radovic and Hubert Willeitner, give a detailed explanation of the implementation of the standard in construction practice and provide useful notes on all relevant aspects. The second, completely revised and updated edition of the Beuth Commentary is an important addition to the new wood preservation standard. The DIN 68800 series of standards has been redesigned. In parts 1 to 4 it sets out central conditions for wood preservation in an area where there is tension between building longevity and the requirements for modern standards of health and safety.
The book offers to all those using the standard:
- extensive explanations of the new design of the standard,
- comprehensive commentary on individual sections of the standard,
- transparent explanation of the background and context of the standard and
- the original text of all parts of standard DIN 68800.
The commentary can be ordered direct from the publishers Beuth.