Collegium Academicum - Dormitory in Heidelberg, Germany
On the site of the former US hospital in Heidelberg-Rohrbach, a dormitory is being constructed which will be both a residential and meeting place for students, trainees, and young professionals from the Collegium Academicum.
Collegium Academicum GmbH
DGJ Architektur GmbH
ZÜBLIN Timber GmbH
Cross-Laminated Timber Floor Model Parameters
This project focuses on sustainability and innovation. Cross-laminated timber, glued laminated timber and BauBuche are primarily used as the building materials.
The structure offers space for 176 residents throughout 46 apartments. The total cost of the project amounts to 18 million euros. Dlubal customer PIRMIN JUNG was responsible for the structural design as well as the room and architectural acoustics. They utilized the programs RFEM and RSTAB for the structural analysis.
The Collegium Academicum dormitory consists of three structures connected by a single-story hall. The timber structure is joined by form-fitting and force-fitting all-timber connections. In order to decrease the join loads, a narrow construction grid was selected. The building’s lateral stiffness includes cross-laminated timber panels for the walls and ceilings. The access balconies act as a projected frame structure. An additional unique feature of the project is that the partition walls within the residential units are movable and can be adjusted to individual needs.
The building, which is mainly made of renewable raw materials, is intended to offer young people in Heidelberg affordable long-term living space.
Project LocationKarlsruher Straße
69126 Heidelberg, Germany
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- How do I display some results of all load cases in the printout report, but other results of the selected load cases only?
- I would like to carry out the flexural buckling design for timber components with imperfections and internal forces according to the second-order analysis. Is it sufficient to activate this in Details of the RF‑/TIMBER Pro add-on module or is it necessary to make additional settings?
- Can I design laminated veneer lumber with RFEM/RSTAB?
- How can I calculate a timber-concrete composite floor with cross-laminated timber?
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- Is it possible to save the structures of the manufacturer-specific cross-laminated timber plates in the RF‑LAMINATE add-on module?
- How is it possible to display the main support direction graphically in RF‑LAMINATE?
- Is it possible to create a second design case in RF‑LAMINATE?
- I have a model of a timber building, which I have transferred from Scia Engineer and adapted it into the RFEM program. The models should be the same; however, it can only be calculated in Scia Engineer while RFEM reports singularity. How do I edit the model to analyze it in RFEM?
- How can I model a timber-concrete composite floor?