How would you describe your solution in a few words?
A solid Swiss structural timber that combines superior strength with the natural aesthetics and ecological advantages of wood. Filigree constructions, extended spans and slender supports can thus be realised in a fascinating variety of ways. Building owners benefit from an improved climate balance of the buildings and the local economy from a higher added value.
Who are your customers?
Architects, civil engineers, carpenters, timber construction companies
What are the environmental benefits of your solution?
Fagus beams, made from Swiss hardwood in the Jura, make it possible to replace steel and concrete in construction, without height limits. Beech wood is CO2-neutral. Swiss wood and production in Switzerland reduce transport costs. Wood waste is used for district heating. If a building needs to be rebuilt, the beams can be split open and reassembled for a new purpose.
How do you manage to exist on the market?
agus is the first company to master the technique of gluing beams made of hardwood slats, especially beech wood. Only 1% glue is used. This allows these beams to be used in ECO-certified buildings. The beams have the appearance of solid wood. The automation of the production makes it possible to produce a consistent quality with high flexibility.
Nominated solution: High-performance rod-laminated timber made from native hardwoods
Company: Fagus Suisse AG
Further information: www.fagussuisse.ch