Opinion survey of master carpenters about wooden architecture technical skill

Yuko Shirai*

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Followings are the results from this study, 1) The most rudimentary thing of wooden construction is to identify the feature of timber. The basic idea of wooden architecture is persistently framework and flexible structure. 2) The majority of master carpenters disbelieves building standard laws, and sees some problems with conventional method of construction, esp.; foundation and sill, joints. 3) The durable period of traditional wooden building is longer than conventional, accounting for 106 years. Furthermore the leveling construction cost is lower.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Master carpenter
  • Opinion survey
  • Technical skills
  • Traditional building construction
  • Wooden architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture


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