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Moving Forward In Mass Timber Construction

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

Release Date: 03/31/2021

Can Tall Buildings be Sustainable? show art Can Tall Buildings be Sustainable?

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

In order to achieve zero carbon goals, we need to measure both operational and embodied carbon impacts, for short and tall buildings. Different densities indeed pose different challenges. In this episode we’re speaking with Philip Oldfield (Associate Professor at UNSW) about: — the challenges for sustainability in high-rise and mid-rise buildings What are the solutions on offer to reduce embodied carbon impacts What are the most important design aspects to get right with timber If you want to learn more about designing or building with timber, I recommend you go to the WoodSolutions...

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Detailed Design Up Front show art Detailed Design Up Front

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

The productisation of construction is changing design and delivery models for our buildings. By using data to generate designs, buildings can be delivered faster with cost savings and cost certainty. In this episode, we speak with Paul Wintour, Founder of Parametric Monkey about: The inputs that can be optimised for in design The right business models to capitalise on the changes The development of prefabrication and BIM If you want to learn more about designing or building with timber, I recommend you go to the WoodSolutions Website and download the Technical Design Guides: I recommend...

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Where Architecture Meets Engineering show art Where Architecture Meets Engineering

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

Multidisciplinary understandings can unlock new innovations. By getting a grip of installation, architecture, engineering, manufacturing and everything to do with timber construction, designers can unlock the best solutions for what a project may need. In this episode we’re speaking with Shannon Hilchie Founder at Faet Lab and David Bowick President at Blackwell Engineers about: Principles for how engineers can best work with architects Designing for fabrication and assembly The next rounds of innovations in timber construction If you want to learn more about designing or building with...

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The Evolution of Mass Timber show art The Evolution of Mass Timber

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

The construction industry is evolving as it embraces digital technologies and sustainable design. Lendlease pioneered mass-timber construction for almost a decade now and continues to evolve. Today we’re speaking with Lisa Podesto, Senior Business Development Manager at Lendlease about: The evolution of Lendlease and mass timber Why big tech companies are adopting timber How digital technology can change the way we design, fabricate and build If you want to learn more about designing or building with timber, I recommend you go to the WoodSolutions Website and download the Technical Design...

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Ascent – Largest Mass Timber Building in the World show art Ascent – Largest Mass Timber Building in the World

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

Ascent is a 25 storey building and when complete, is set to be the tallest timber building in the world. The mass timber floors are constructed above five levels of concrete. The system adopts a glum post and beam with CLT floor plates. Today we’re lucky to be speaking with John Peronto, Senior Principal at Thornton Tomasetti about: The lateral stability system as we get taller The compliance pathway for the project Allowing for tolerances for fast installation And a lot more If you want to learn more about designing or building with timber, I recommend you go to the WoodSolutions Website...

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Our Sustainable Future show art Our Sustainable Future

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

As the construction industry adapts to new challenges in environmental and social sustainability, new opportunities are emerging. SCIUS Advisory is a boutique consulting firm based in Vancouver, Canada focused on leading the way towards a more sustainable future. Today we’re speaking with Helen Goodland, the Principal of Research and Innovation at Scius Advisory about: Effective policies around the world to enable change Best practice methods of measuring sustainability impacts How offsets can be used as a bridge to low carbon   Check out their research:...

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The 4Ds of Durability show art The 4Ds of Durability

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

Timber buildings can last for thousands of years, if designed properly. Water is the enemy of all materials and must be accounted for. The risks associated with mould, fungi and decay must be minimised if we’re looking to maximise the service life of a designed building. And today we’ve got one of the world’s leading experts in this field, Professor Jeffrey Morrell here to speak to us about: The differences between mould and decay What are the conditions for insect and termite attack The application of the 4Ds of durability   If you want to learn more about durability, I recommend...

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Craftsperson’s Approach to Modern Timber Construction show art Craftsperson’s Approach to Modern Timber Construction

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Since 1875, the Lehman Group has transformed raw wood into innovative products. Today, the most brilliant ideas are brought into reality with the technical planning, production and assembly from the craftspeople at Blumer Lehman. And today we’re lucky to be hearing from Katharina Lehman, the CEO of the Lehman Group about: How timber has evolved and developed in recent decades The craftsperson’s approach to freeform construction Using technology to drive innovation.   If you want to learn more about designing or building with timber, I recommend you go to the WoodSolutions Website...

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Embracing Antifragility With The Venice Archipelago Project show art Embracing Antifragility With The Venice Archipelago Project

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

Venice is undergoing stresses due to tourism and sea-level rise. But with new stresses propose the opportunity to innovate and evolve design approaches. Tye Farrow, Partner at Farrow and Partners has proposed an innovative solution to transform and evolve the city of Venice through the new stresses. In this episode we discuss: What are the current threats to Venice The concept design, and how the philosophy of antifragility is applied to the project How timber is incorporated into the project   If you want to learn more about designing or building with timber, I recommend you go to the...

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Ballarat Gov Hub – Prioritising Certification show art Ballarat Gov Hub – Prioritising Certification

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The Ballarat Gov Hub is a new $100 million multi use office development in the Northern end of Ballarat's central business district. This multi-story mass timber structure, is the largest timber built office building in Victoria to date, and achieve a Green Star 5 Star rating for the base building and the fit-out. Today we’re speaking with Jack Alam, Design Manager at Kane about: Timber first design principles applied for the project Why the prioritisation of certification is paramount Most important lessons from the project   If you want to learn more about designing or building with...

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Murray Grove is the first tall urban housing project to be constructed entirely from pre-fabricated solid timber, from the load bearing walls and floor slabs to the stair and lift cores. The project came in cost effective and sequestered carbon rather than emitting it, opening a new door to sustainable construction. Andrew Waugh, the Foudner of Waugh Thistleton Architects was the lead pioneer in unlocking this new door to the entirely new industry that is mass timber construction today. We spoke with Andrew Waugh on Season 1 of the podcast, and it is a privilege to circle back and speak to him again. In this episode we discuss:

  • What has happened since the Stadthaus (also known as Murray Grove) and today
  • Learn about a new evolution in architectural design, with a recent project 6 Orsman Road
  • And where the puck is moving with digital design, prefabrication and assembly.

 

If you want to learn more about designing or building with timber, I recommend you go to the WoodSolutions Website and download the Technical Design Guides:

https://www.woodsolutions.com.au/publications

 

If you want to learn more about designing or building with timber, I recommend you go to the WoodSolutions Website and download the Technical Design Guides:

https://www.woodsolutions.com.au/publications