Intelligent Stressed Skin Panel

Engineering Partner:
Stephenson Engineering

This concept is an all wood solution for a prefabricated structural floor system best suited for low-rise high residential buildings including hotels. The modular floor panels are constructed from one material - plywood which offers larger spans versus traditional sawn lumber including a lighter structure. The vision for the Intelligent Stressed Skin Panel is to fabricate the floor panels on a zero labour assembly line - plywood panels, cut, screwed and glued in one continuous process, very much like the assembly of wood trusses. The void within the panel offers a location for the placement of mechanical and electrical services.