Giovanna Concu

University of Cagliari,

Giovanna Concu is Assistant Professor of Structural Design at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, Italy, where she teaches Timber and Masonry Structures and Laboratory of Structural Rehabilitation. She graduated summa cum laude in Structural Engineering at the University of Cagliari, Italy, and received her Ph.D. degree in Geoengineering from the same University. She authored about 70 papers, for the most part published in international conference proceedings and international journals. She is a reviewer for some international journals and scientific associations. She has been involved in a number of research projects funded by regional, national and international public and private agencies. Her research interests include timber engineering, non-destructive testing, sustainability of building materials.

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Wood is a natural building material: if used in building elements, it can play structural, functional and aesthetic roles at the same time. The use of wood in buildings, which goes back to the oldest of times, is now experiencing a period of strong expansion in virtue of the sustainable dimension of wood buildings from the environmental, economic and social standpoints. However, its use as an engineering material calls for constant development of theoretical and experimental research to respond properly to the issues involved in this. In the single chapters written by experts in different fields, the book aims to contribute to knowledge in the application of wood in the building industry.

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