TS3 is the solution for large-scale timber construction and column spacing of up to eight by eight meters. With this large buildings and extraordinary architecture made of wood are possible.

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Pouring to Solid

Joining panels at the face

The key technology of TS3 is the TS3 connection by face joint grouting at a distance, without pressing pressure and without any other connecting means. This allows panels of any size to be produced. After ten years of research around 1,000 tensile and bending tests, the technology is ready.

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Quality assurance

Quality assurance processes

TS3 has developed a system for quality assurance. It ensures that the load-bearing safety and serviceability of TS3 connections is guaranteed and traceable at all times.

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Column head

New column head for large distances

To transfer the large floor slab loads to the columns, TS3 has developed a specially layered column head element. In tests, the technology has achieved failure loads of 1,100 to 3,100 kN (110 to 310 tons), depending on the slab thickness and structure.

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Finite Elemente FEM

Planning with FEM software

TS3 structures are best planned with FEM software. Currently the company Timbatec is your contact. In the future, other engineering companies will also offer these services. We train interested companies and persons by means of e-learning.

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Pouring to Solid

Joining panels at the face

The key technology of TS3 is the TS3 connection by face joint grouting at a distance, without pressing pressure and without any other connecting means. This allows panels of any size to be produced. After ten years of research around 1,000 tensile and bending tests, the technology is ready.

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Quality assurance

Quality assurance processes

TS3 has developed a system for quality assurance. It ensures that the load-bearing safety and serviceability of TS3 connections is guaranteed and traceable at all times.

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Column head

New column head for large distances

To transfer the large floor slab loads to the columns, TS3 has developed a specially layered column head element. In tests, the technology has achieved failure loads of 1,100 to 3,100 kN (110 to 310 tons), depending on the slab thickness and structure.

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Finite Elemente FEM

Planning with FEM software

TS3 structures are best planned with FEM software. Currently the company Timbatec is your contact. In the future, other engineering companies will also offer these services. We train interested companies and persons by means of e-learning.

Advantages

TS3 can do everything concrete can do.
And much more.

High and large buildings made of wood

High and large buildings made of wood

The large column grid makes TS3 a genuine alternative to concrete - for residential developments, industry, hospitals, schools and administrative buildings.

Flexibility of use

Flexibility of use

Structural changes are easier to implement than with concrete buildings or conventional timber structures. Your building thus remains highly flexible over its entire service life.

Climate-friendly and local

Climate-friendly and local

Wood stores CO₂ and TS3 is also many times more environmentally friendly than concrete in production. The raw material grows in the region, and transport distances are short.

Building speed

Building speed

Timber buildings do not require a drying-out period, as is common with concrete buildings. The projects are thus ready for occupancy much more quickly and yield a faster return than conventional construction projects.

8x8 meter column grid

8 x 8 meter column grid

Until now, timber construction has been single-axis load-bearing and dependent on beams. With TS3, floor slabs support in two directions and span columns in a grid of
8 x 8 meters.

Lightweight and space saving construction

Lightweight and space saving construction

TS3 floor slabs are space-saving in thickness - a planning advantage. In addition, TS3 is lightweight, making it perfect for additions.

High quality of living

High quality of living

Wood has unique properties for a pleasant indoor climate: it breathes, feels warm and creates comfortable spaces for various uses.

Freeform

Freeforms

Anyone looking for design freedom is on the right track with TS3. It opens up completely new architectural possibilities.

Technology
Technology

Process

Simple process for large projects

TS3 does not challenge you, on the contrary: it makes design, planning, transport and processing easy.

Partner

Research and development partner since 2010

We are excited about the cooperation with our partners who have conquered the new dimension in timber construction with us.
The TS3 technology is the result of several CTI and Innosuisse research projects as well as countless bachelor, master and doctoral theses. We thank all project partners.

ETHZ

ETHZ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
The TS3 column head element was developed and the behavior of the floor slabs analyzed at the Institute of Structural Analysis and Design (IKB) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Andrea Frangi. Marcel Muster obtained his doctorate at ETH Zurich and is now Technology Manager at TS3.

BFH AHB Bern University of Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture, Wood and Construction, Biel

BFH AHB Bern University of Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture, Wood and Construction, Biel
The face joint grouting was developed at the Bern University of Applied Sciences under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Steffen Franke. Furthermore, the column head as a cross-laminated timber element and the direct load transfer from column to column through the floor slabs were further developed.

Handle

Henkel Loctite
Henkel developed the formulations of TS3 pretreatment and TS3 casting resin. These products are now manufactured under a private label agreement for the application of TS3 technology.

Timbatec

Timbatec Holzbauingenieure International AG
Timbatec is one of the leading timber engineering companies in Switzerland. Stefan Zöllig, the founder of Timbatec is the spiritual father of the TS3 technology and has initiated the various research projects.

Schilliger

Schilliger Holz AG
Schilliger Holz was part of all research projects and provided the cross laminated timber in each case. The company was the first official TS3 licensee.

TS3 sets new dimensions in timber construction:

Large column grids and flexible floor slabs for large urban buildings with a future.

For

Clients & Architects

  • climate friendly buildings
  • short construction time
  • low operating costs
  • planning like concrete construction
  • high quality of living

For

Timber Structural Engineers & Civil Engineers

  • Higher construction speed
  • More sustainable production
  • More flexible implementation
  • 8 x 8 meter column grid

For

Cross laminated timber manufacturer

  • new markets
  • efficient production
  • known basic material

For

Carpenters, Woodworkers & Application Engineers

  • short construction time
  • efficient online training
  • new customer segment

Generations

The 3rd generation in wood construction technology

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1 | Generation

Timber Structures 1.0- the origin of timber construction

Felling trees, removing branches, debarking them, sawing them into beams if necessary, and erecting buildings. That was the first generation of timber construction.

2 | Generation
2 | Generation

Timber Structures 2.0 - the familiar technology

Since the 20th century, trees have been sawn into boards, dried, planed and glued into glulam. This allows beams to be created that are longer than trees are tall. Beams transfer the loads to the supports.

3 | Generation
3 | Generation

Timber Structures 3.0 - Timber becomes better than concrete

The TS3 technology connects timber components on the face side. This makes it possible to produce panels of any size. Beams are no longer necessary thanks to high-tech column heads. Wood construction is thus conquering the spheres of conventional concrete construction.

Research

We continue to research

TS3 emerged as a startup from the Timbagroup. There is still a lot of potential in timber construction, which is why we continue to research and found further startups when promising ideas arise. Our current projects in the Timbagroup:

GridBox
GridBox

To make the TS3 technology even lighter, the Bern University of Applied Sciences is developing a biaxial load-bearing filler element in the form of a GridBox (hollow box with girder grid interior) or cross laminated timber.

Timber Basement
Timber Basement

The construction industry has a duty and must significantly reduce its CO₂ emissions in order to comply with the Paris climate agreement. This can only be achieved by dispensing with steel and concrete in building construction. The next logical step is to do away with concrete in basements and floor slabs.

Scrimber
Scrimber

With scrimber technology, timber logs are no longer sawn in a sawmill, but are shredded into long strands with large drums, dried, and then pressed into rectangular pieces. This is a very efficient process for producing load-bearing components for long-term carbon storage.

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The most important questions

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