Wolf Systems, stand S1554, Ecobuild, London Excel, 20 - 22 March 2012.
At this year’s Ecobuild, Wolf Systems will be launching ground-breaking new software. After eighteen months of development, and using the latest technology, the software delivers new opportunities for manufacturers involved in timber engineering construction.
The new software, which will be demonstrated on the stand throughout the show, utilises Autodesk’s Revit platform and, for the first time, opens up the possibilities of collaborative BIM working for timber frame manufacturers.
Wolf Systems will also be exhibiting the company’s easi-joist metal-web product. Originally developed to facilitate the installation of services through the floor zone, Wolf Systems’ easi-joist is now often found employed in place of solid timber studs in the walls to timber frame systems; as well as in both flat and pitched roofing construction.
Both specifiers and building contractors are making increasing use of the engineered timber joists offered by Wolf Systems’ manufacturers for a wide variety of applications throughout the building structure.
Such are the spanning and load-bearing benefits of the highly engineered easi-joists – underpinned by the flexible Wolf design software – they can be incorporated into a selection of situations at any angle between the horizontal and vertical. In turn, imposed live or dead loads are supported and optimum performance from minimum material usage is ensured. The easi-joist beam, stud or rafter member also allows the building designer to accommodate increased levels of insulation into the project with ease.
Karl Foster of Wolf Systems comments: “As a metal web beam, easi-joist not only provides ample open area within its overall depth for the routing of pipes, cables and even ductwork, the installer is also provided with a wide flange area. This simplifies the fixing of sheet flooring panels or roof decking and sarking; with the finished assembly offering an extremely solid feel.”
Individual beams are now regularly assembled into panel or cassette modules, furthering the offsite potential of easi-joists, while offering a close fit with industry priorities for sustainable, defect-free approaches to construction.
All Wolf Systems’ products – which range from nailplates for trussed rafters, easi-joist metal-webs for its metal-web joist systems through to its structural design and management software – are developed, manufactured and supported in the UK.