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Accelerating The Market Of Mass Timber With Andrew Waugh

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

Release Date: 05/21/2024

Keys To Driving Productivity Of Mass Timber Buildings With Dean Lewis show art Keys To Driving Productivity Of Mass Timber Buildings With Dean Lewis

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

We're experiencing a time of fast innovation and growth in the timber industry, driven by the megatrend of decarbonization. Today, we're lucky to be speaking with Dean Lewis, Director of Mass Timber From Skanska.  In this episode, we explore the potential of a mass timber program, discuss key conversations needed at the start of projects, and discuss the most exciting developments in mass timber globally. Dean also highlights recent innovations and shares insights on the future of the mass timber industry.  

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Understanding The Insurance Process for Timber Buildings show art Understanding The Insurance Process for Timber Buildings

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

In this episode, we dive into the intricacies of insuring mass timber projects with Michael Hastings from M.D. Hastings Risk Consulting. Michael provides valuable insights into how the insurance market operates, the current availability of insurers for mass timber buildings, and the unique challenges that these innovative structures present in terms of insurance. He offers practical advice on achieving the best coverage and price in today’s market, explores ways to improve the insurability of mass timber buildings, and discusses how the industry can handle major innovations on the horizon....

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Tall Wood Buildings With Meike Engel & Ornagh Higgins show art Tall Wood Buildings With Meike Engel & Ornagh Higgins

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

As mass timber continues to innovate the construction industry, it brings both challenges and groundbreaking advancements. In this episode, I sit down with Meike Engel and Ornagh Higgins from Aspect Structural Engineers. They share their extensive experience with tall mass timber projects, discussing key lessons learned, optimal building systems, and the integration of mass timber with concrete and steel. We delve into optimizing design programs for efficiency and explore the promising future of mass timber construction. Join us to gain insights from these industry leaders on navigating and...

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How To Innovate In The Timber Industry show art How To Innovate In The Timber Industry

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

We're experiencing a time of fast innovation & growth in the timber industry on the back of the megatrend of decarbonisation. There has never been a better time to act like an entrepreneur to make the change that you might be looking to see. Today we're lucky to be speaking with Tim Seims, a Global Innovation Leader & Go To Market Strategy specialist. In this episode we speak about fertile ground for innovation, nuances in timber construction & go to market strategy. 

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Accelerating The Market Of Mass Timber With Andrew Waugh show art Accelerating The Market Of Mass Timber With Andrew Waugh

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

As timber products enter new markets, there are naturally going to be moments with teething pains alongside moments of innovation that the world hasn't seen before. Since 2014 when Andrew Waugh and the project team drove Stadthaus, the world's first mid-rise mass timber building that unlocked the new market we know today. Since then, there has been a variety of hurdles that have popped their head up and in the midst of being overcome to take the industry forward. As always we enjoy learning from the leaders from around the world and not many more fun to speak to than Andrew Waugh! 

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Creating The Future Of Mass Timber Construction show art Creating The Future Of Mass Timber Construction

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

Timber is a material that can meet some of the emerging trends in construction; including offsite manufacturing, productization and sustainability. Some people & companies around the world are on the bleeding edge of driving this change to make the future a reality. In this episode, we're lucky to be speaking to Lucas Epp Vice President at Structurecraft. In this episode we discuss the importance of a master-builder mindset, the advantages & disadvantages of vertical integration, the future of software & how to best design with mass timber products.  Lucas is very humble...

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Finding The New Limits Of Wood Design show art Finding The New Limits Of Wood Design

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

There are pioneers on the cutting edge pushing the boundaries of what's possible in timber design. And luckily today we're speaking to Robert Jackson a Partner at Fast + Epp, a company pioneering the field of timber construction. In this episode we discuss a range of projects that he's been in previously, the prospects of the post & plate system and finally a 10 storey commercial office in a seismic region.   Robert was awesome to speak to and I know you'll love this one! 

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Keys To Successful Mass Timber Delivery show art Keys To Successful Mass Timber Delivery

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

Mass timber buildings are maturing fast as a viable option for new projects. In Australia there is a small group of people who have been getting their hands dirty for a while now; Andy Knight (Construction Manager) and the team at Brother Nature are some of them. In this episode, we chat to Andy about some of the scars and lessons he's had since the start of the journey and also speak about the keys for successful mass timber project delivery.  

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Leadership, Technology & The Future Of Mass Timber show art Leadership, Technology & The Future Of Mass Timber

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

In this episode of Timber Talks we're priviliged to be speaking with Christoph Kulterer CEO of Hasslacher Timber. Christoph is a seasoned CEO in the industry and iinvestment decisions over his career a big reason the mass timber market is what it is today. We discuss his thoughts & philosophies on leadership, the role of technological innovation going forward and what the future holds for the industry.  Chris is an influential leader and we are very lucky to get to sit down with him. Enjoy! 

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Acoustic Design Fundamentals For Timber Buildings show art Acoustic Design Fundamentals For Timber Buildings

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Acoustics design is often considered the dark arts of mass timber design. Most importantly, the acoustic solution can be the governing factor for designs and the differentiator for what an overall cost effective solution might be. In this episode we're chatting with Aedan Callaghan about the design principals for acoustic design, how to determine acoustic performance and of course the unfolding future of mass timber construction.

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As timber products enter new markets, there are naturally going to be moments with teething pains alongside moments of innovation that the world hasn't seen before. Since 2014 when Andrew Waugh and the project team drove Stadthaus, the world's first mid-rise mass timber building that unlocked the new market we know today. Since then, there has been a variety of hurdles that have popped their head up and in the midst of being overcome to take the industry forward. As always we enjoy learning from the leaders from around the world and not many more fun to speak to than Andrew Waugh!