SBIR-STTR – August 1, 2016

Success: Wholetrees, Llc

“We have been using branched timbers in structures since 1993, and what we had found was that not only are branched timbers an abundant waste product, they are very strong, serving as bracing and spanning in buildings,” explains WholeTrees Principal Architect and Co-Founder Roald Gundersen. ”Wood connections are usually the weak points in architecture. Surprisingly, there was a gap in the knowledge and no research had been performed on the strength of branched timbers...”

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