Team of students from Stellenbosch University (SA) and Czech University of Life Sciences.  

Ing. Philip Crafford | Stellenbosch University (SA)
Studied Wood Products Science and did his Masters in Wood Mechanics, Grading and Wood-Physics. Currently, he is doing his PhD on Green Building or more specific; The contribution of Timber in greening the South African Building Industry.

Melanie Blumentritt, PhD. | Stellenbosch University (SA)
Has experience in wood composites (particle board, OSB) production and mechanical testing, wood anatomy, ultrastructure and chemical evaluation mostly using electron microscopic techniques, and life cycle assessment. In Stellenbosch she is mostly involved in projects related to Green Building, especially with regards to conducting LCA of SA timber products.

Ing. Eliška Oberhofnerová | Czech University of Life Sciences (CZ)

PhD student in the field of wooden products and constructions. She has experience with designing houses in extreme climatic conditions. She currently focuses on the topic of degradation of wooden materials.


TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY IN THE WALL

Testing the wall composition with different thicknesses of thermal insulation, impact of window surface and roof overhang.

3 CO² room sensors measuring the climate in the rooms | 7 measuring points in the walls (temperature and humidity) | 7 sensors in the walls | 7 sensors on the walls in the interior | 2 sensors on roof | 2 sensors on ceiling

DEGRADATION OF WOODEN MATERIALS

Observing the impact of exposure to solar radiation and other aspects of the South African climate to untreated timber.

TREATMENT OF WOODEN FACADE

Testing of different profiles of larch and thermo-pine facade with oil based treatment and without treatment.