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FII China and the Minhang District Housing Bureau in Shanghai at Qibao Middle School Project
FII China and the Minhang District Housing Bureau in Shanghai at Qibao Middle School Project
June 2014
China
Qibao Middle School wood infill wall project

One innovative application of wood frame technology is the use of wood in non–bearing infill partition walls. Under a formal cooperation agreement between FII China and the Minhang District Housing Bureau in Shanghai, a demonstration project was successfully completed during the first quarter of 2014/15. The Qibao Middle School project was required to meet national and local building codes, including rules on structure, sound insulation and fire control. In terms of energy performance, labour and material costs, and durability, the project demonstrated that light-weight wood partition walls can match, or even exceed, steel and concrete walls.