Section for Timber Structures

Section for Timber Structures combines together researchers and experts with long years of experience in different special fields of civil and mechanical engineering. The staff of the Section co-operate with industry and firms which encounter problems or have questions in any of the Section’s fields of work. They are also involved in the development and implementation of new test methods for the field of non-standard tests.


  • technical and expert support for the introduction of new technologies and the implementation of new technical regulations in the field of timber structures
  • field measurements, inspections and in situ assessment of the state of building and civil engineering structures and structural elements;
  • the performance of different types of laboratory tests, examinations and measurements of structural assemblies, elements and construction products;
  • the preparation of assessments, reviews, and expert studies, the performance of inspections and surveillance, and the implementation of quality control;
  • research and developmental work;
  • education and training.

Measuring and testing equipment

  • an electro-magnetic wire rope tester, NDT Technologies, Inc. (USA)
  • a static line tensiometer for measuring the tensile force applied to a cable or a rope, Sensy S.A. (Belgium)
  • a Brookhuis Timber Grader MTG – equipment for the mechanical classification of timber
  • an IML PD500 resistograph for investigations of structural wood in building structures and bridges

Research projects, and research and development tasks

  • RP – 5897: The classification of timber structural elements by strength (ARRS, 2009-2012)
  • COST FP1004: Enhanced mechanical properties of timber, engineered wood products, and timber structures (EU, 2011-2015)
  • COST FP1101: Assessment, strengthening and monitoring of timber structures (EU, 2011-2015)
  • InnoRenew CoE: Renewable materials and healthy environments research and innovation centre of excellence (EU, 2015-2016)

Head of section:
dr. Tomaž Pazlar
Phone: 01 280 42 54