a key stage in the project (at the Sutherland Workshop) it was decided
that one of the most useful things to develop for the purposes of the TICS
Project was a set of jointing details. Given that many of these elements
(Informal and Tourist) will be assembled by amateurs - and volunteers it
is the highly engineered bits that will be at a premium.
To this end a sheet of Jointing conditions has been developed in order to
be able to identify all the various options that are available to people
wishing to make - say - a community children’s playground out of
Foundations (source: Buro
Happold) Some of the
various foundation detail options are discussed in the Foundations
(source: Buro Happold)
The many options for jointing poles are shown in the JICS project to which
the reader is directed.
(source: Gaia) This image shows
the inside build-up of the reconstructed Crannog at Loch Tay and the many
different lashed connections required to fully stabilise the construction.
Joint (source: Gaia) Shown here
somewhat dramatically at the head of a wigwam type structure, dowels can
also be used to make panels such as the brettstapel panels shown in the
Building Elements section.
Shown here at Dunning in Perthshire, the use of connection plates can make
the issue of jointing poles easier, as well as providing a medium for also
jointing to other materials, in this case a glulam beam and cable bracing