Utilisation du lambris de bois en construction non résidentielle

Authors: Guy-Plourde, Samuel
Advisor: Blanchet, PierreBlois, Michel de
Abstract: Traditionally, wood is used as an exterior cladding material in residential construction for its economic, aesthetic and environmental benefits. However, the current structure of the non-residential market means that wood paneling products are hampered in the non-residential market access. The non-residential market is nevertheless strategic given its size and growth. Moreover, increased use of wood in the construction sector reduces the environmental impact of buildings. Thus, the objective of the project is to explore the potential use of wood in non-residential construction. The multidisciplinary context of the study leads to the use of a systemic approach based on a range of methods including semi-directed interviews, online surveys, and websites analysis. The results of the study show that current wood cladding products are not suitable for the non-residential market. First, the study organizes the various aspects that contribute to the selection of a cladding for non-residential buildings. The project considers the various stakeholders involved (clients, architects, contractors, subcontractors) and the life cycle of a project from identification of the needs to maintenance of the cladding. Secondly, the study confirms the barriers to the use of wood: recurring maintenance, regulations, product offer and technical problems related to construction details and installation. The juxtaposition of the previous results revealed a discrepancy between the needs of the stakeholders and the cladding products currently on the market. Thus, it was possible to provide recommendations to promote the use of wood. The recommendations are organized around three axes: communication, adaptation and development. Ultimately, the recommendations will help wood cladding manufacturers not only in marketing but also in product development.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/28213
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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