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31 Mar 2021

Case Study: Hutt Valley Health Hub

Our Challenge For this project, New Zealand’s most earthquake resilient health centre was to be built. Designed to withstand a one in 2500-year earthquake, the Hutt Valley Health Hub needed...
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31 Mar 2021

SCGZero+

About The SCGZero+ project is designed to be the first “5Zero” office building – Zero carbon, Zero energy, Zero water, Zero waste, and Zero formaldehyde that houses 400+ staff in...
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22 Mar 2021

Glulam on the BIG Stage – Our Longest Beams Ever!

University of Waikato, The Pā – TimberLab Project Update March 2021 CREDITS: Client: The University of Waikato / Project Manager: Greenstone Group /Architect: Architectus & Jasmax / Engineer: Beca / Constructor:...
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22 Mar 2021

Building Carbon Calculator

Engineered timber products such as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) and Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) are some of the most exciting building materials we’ve seen in over...
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22 Mar 2021

Tianfu Agriculture Expo

Canadian wood manufacturers are delivering on decades of Government-established groundwork in Asia.  While New Zealand’s focus is on logs, the synergy of Government officials, locally-knowledge timber standards experts in Asia...
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22 Mar 2021

Nashville’s First Large-scale Mass Timber Project

Nashville is getting its first large-scale mass timber structure in the form of two office buildings, up to 5 storeys tall, as part of a larger mixed use development. A...
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Featured image for “Strong results from year-long monitoring of mid-rise, timber-framed building = good news for timber in construction”
22 Feb 2021

Strong results from year-long monitoring of mid-rise, timber-framed building = good news for timber in construction

A full year of monitoring the movement and moisture content of a mid-rise, timber-framed building has yielded data that will help build confidence and acceptance of wood in the construction...
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18 Jan 2021

Mass Timber’s Carbon Impact

Though mass timber offers many benefits over traditional building materials, its renewable nature and negative carbon impact are perhaps the most exciting. Turning trees into timber emits fewer greenhouse gases...
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18 Jan 2021

MITOSIS Biophilic Regenerative Ecosystem in Soest

MITOSIS Biophilic Regenerative Ecosystem answers the need for healthy homes has hardly ever been more apparent than during the current global condition. The current efforts to reduce the negative impacts...
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18 Jan 2021

BIG unveils The Village student centre for Johns Hopkins University

Architecture firm BIG has won a competition to design a village-like student centre for the Johns Hopkins research university in Baltimore, Maryland. BIG came up with The Village design proposal...
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18 Jan 2021

BRANZ Scientist Wins Royal Society Te Apārangi Video Competition

BRANZ Materials Scientist, Anna Walsh, has won the professional category of the Royal Society Te Apārangi 180 Seconds of Fascination video competition. This competition is open to early career researchers...
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18 Jan 2021

Three Storey Diagrid Design – Scion Innovation Hub

Scion is a NZ Crown research institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forest, wood and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors. TimberLab was involved early...
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07 Dec 2020

The hottest new thing in sustainable building is, uh, wood

The many, many benefits of using wood in place of concrete and steel. Architects, builders, and sustainability advocates are all abuzz over a new building material they say could substantially...
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07 Dec 2020

Rothoblaas: CLT roof supported by columns: 7 x 7 metre grid

The elegant roof structure of Handl Gastro Service is breaking records … The ceiling to the new Gastro Service of Markus Handl Beteiligung GmbH is complete. The new combined trading operation and production...
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07 Dec 2020

Denmark’s first timber parking garage will be enveloped in greenery

Danish architecture studios Open Platform and JAJA Architects have won an open competition to design Denmark’s first all-timber parking garage in the coastal city of Aarhus. Designed with a reduced...
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07 Dec 2020

Mahana House – back to the future

This is a story about a priest, an architect and a builder… Two years ago, Reverend Craig Dixon approached Scott Watson, Business Development Director at Naylor Love, to talk about...
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07 Dec 2020

Nelson Airport wins Gold Award at ACE Awards

Project name: Nelson Airport TerminalConsultant: Dunning Thornton ConsultantsClient: Nelson Airport Limited Nelson Airport Limited wanted a new terminal building that had a visual and spatial impact, without compromising future-flexibility. Dunning...
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07 Dec 2020

Three Studio Pacific projects awarded at Best Design Awards 2020

Congratulations to our clients and project teams for their success at the 2020 Best Design Awards, with three Studio Pacific projects receiving accolades. The Nelson Airport Terminal received a Gold...
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23 Nov 2020

Bringing the outside into the office: Coronavirus bolsters push towards healthier building design

Image: CookFox Architects, a firm in Manhattan that works on sustainability and green spaces in designing buildings, is a showcase for biophilia, with its office building in Midtown equipped with...
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23 Nov 2020

Abodo’s Cardrona Cabin – Wanaka, New Zealand

Designed as a showcase for Abodo, this seemingly simple cabin embodies our motto: Carefully Crafted Timber Set in the heart of Cardrona Valley, in the South Island’s harsh alpine climate,...
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23 Nov 2020

Waechter’s New Mississippi Building

Mississippi is a new mixed-use building located on a prominent commercial avenue in Portland. The building is envisioned as a prototype that works to strike a balance between timelessness and...
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23 Nov 2020

Timberlink plans CLT and GLT plant – New $60m facility to be built by 2023

Timberlink Australia is pleased to announce that following an extensive international review, Danish based Kallesoe Machinery A/S has been selected as the manufacturing equipment supplier for Timberlink’s planned Cross Laminated...
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09 Nov 2020

How can we maximise the benefit for mass timber suppliers from this?

Six storey apartments could be coming to a bus stop near you It is highly likely that the new Labour-led government will repeal the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and replace...
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09 Nov 2020

Improvements To Building Code

Improvements to Building Code cover fire safety requirements, surface water drainage and waterproofing in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries The latest changes to the Building Code will improve fire safety requirements,...
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09 Nov 2020

AUT’s built environment is changing

The way we learn and teach is always changing and AUT’s built environment is changing to meet the challenges of the future. From small beginnings come great things. Nothing could...
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09 Nov 2020

Book Review: Canadian CLT Handbook + Tall Wood Buildings

Canadian CLT Handbook, 2019 Edition Edited by Erol Karacebeyli and Sylvain Gagnon. (FPInnovations, 2019) Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction and Performance By Michael Green and Jim Taggart (Birkhauser, 2020) The...
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