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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The construction sector alone accounts for 40 percent of resource consumption and environmental pollution. In line with the current considerations on environmental sustainability, particular attention is paid to eco-sustainable building materials such as timber. Timber is able to perform both load-bearing and comfort constructive functions. It is also a natural, renewable and recyclable material. However, its use as an engineering material calls for constant development and research. This book provides insight into the spread of the use of timber in the construction industry, presenting some thoughts on important aspects related to production, design and responsible use.

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