New Innosuisse project launched



TS3 connects timber on the front side and thus enables point-supported large wooden surfaces. This technology is the result of ten years of research and development by Timbatec together with the Bern University of Applied Sciences and ETH Zurich. Since the beginning of 2021, a new Innosuisse research project has been running for the further development of the technology and its successful establishment on the market.

Timbatec Holzbauingenieure Schweiz AG develops modern products and technologies. One of them is so promising that it was spun off into its own startup company in 2014. The Timber Structures 3.0 technology, TS3 for short, is revolutionizing timber construction. With this technology, large areas can be made of wood without beams. This means that wood can replace traditional reinforced concrete in countless projects.

TS3 technology is available to any interested companies worldwide. They only need to license themselves. Licensed are CLT manufacturers, application technicians and engineers after a training. Want to learn more? Contact us at

New research project

The Innosuisse research project Achieving market readiness of the two-axis load-bearing flat deck system in timber construction had started on 01.01.2021. TS3 is researching and optimizing the TS3 system together with Henkel & Cie AG and Schilliger Holz AG and the research partners ETH Zurich and Bern University of Applied Sciences in the next three years. Innosuisse supports the research institutes with about 700'000 CHF. The implementation partners provide the same amount. 

Leading universities involved

At the Bern University of Applied Sciences, two work packages are being processed. On the one hand, under the title Pour to solid (PTS) to market the construction site suitability of TS3 is being optimized under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Steffen Franke. On the other hand, the industrialization of the technology is being further developed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Rehm. 

At the ETH, the Institute for Building Materials of Prof. Dr. Ingo Burgert is researching the interaction of the wood-adhesive system and at the Institute for Structural Analysis and Design of Prof. Dr. Andrea Frangi. A biaxial load-bearing box-girder floor is being developed, which will be integrated into the TS3 system. Together, the work packages will lead to an increase in load-bearing capacity, a broadening of the scope of application and, ultimately, an increase in efficiency in the application of the TS3 connection. 

Timbatec is pleased that the TS3 technology is already being used successfully in initial construction projects. We are convinced that, not least thanks to the new research project, the technology will become established and soon register a significant market share.



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