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09 Jul 2024

WoodWorks Conference Speaker Programme Released!

We’re delighted to announce the programme for our WoodWorks Conference on 22-23 October running in Rotorua and Tauranga. We have a great speaker lineup and some unique site visits so...
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09 Jul 2024

NZIA Awards – RSTL Winning Projects

At the recent NZIA Awards several award-winning and highly commended projects were supplied with WoodWorks sponsor Red Stag TimberLab’s premium timber products. Congratulations to Red Stag TimberLab and the talented...
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09 Jul 2024

Tall Buildings in Tauranga Good for Mass Timber?

Tauranga City Council is proposing to raise the allowable building heights in Mount Maunganui North as part of Plan Change 33. However, submissions on the increased heights in the Mount...
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09 Jul 2024

American Wood Council Releases New Construction Fire Inspection App

The American Wood Council announces the release of a new app to help make construction site fire safety inspections more accessible and safe. LEESBURG, Va., June 4, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The American...
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02 Jul 2024

James Kirkpatrick Group Plans $100m Karangahape Rd Mass Timber Offices

A new 11-storey mass timber building—set to become NZ’s tallest commercial timber building—could rise in downtown Auckland after James Kirkpatrick Group lodged plans to redevelop 538 and 582 Karahgahape Rd...
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02 Jul 2024

Timber Unlimited and CLT Toolbox Partner to Launch Free Advanced Timber Design Software for Engineers in New Zealand.

“Timber Unlimited is thrilled to partner with CLT Toolbox to offer parts of this advanced software for free to New Zealand industry. With the release of the new Timber Structures...
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02 Jul 2024

One for the Sustainability Managers and Architects

The purpose of the Return to Form Comparative Life Cycle Assessment Study building study is to use whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) and cost estimating to understand the embodied...
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02 Jul 2024

Is Mass Timber the Next Big Thing in Cheaper, Greener Construction? More Provinces are Saying Yes

As environmental awareness grows among the wider public, mass timber is growing in many markets.  This week’s story from Canada shows that there is indeed great potential, but check out...
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25 Jun 2024

Two Storey Office Building for Silks Audit

This project consisted of a 195m² two-story office building for Silks Audit, a team of chartered accountants who specialise in audit and assurance engagement. They needed a new building for...
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25 Jun 2024

StructureCraft Technical Highlight

Technical highlight: the Centre for Excellence at KF Aerospace, featuring queen-posted mass timber spanning 60 feet. The aerospace museum is shaped like a plane, with two ‘hangars’ flanking a central...
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25 Jun 2024

Timerlab Acquires American Laminators Accelerating Growth of Mass Timber Construction

Portland, OR (May 15, 2024) Timberlab Holdings, Inc. (Timberlab), owner of Timberlab, Inc., a leading national provider of holistic mass timber systems, and Diversified Wood Resources, LLC, doing business as...
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24 Jun 2024

Canada’s Blueprint for Mass Timber Success Unveiled

A Canadian pan-industry group in Canada has released a “Mass Timber Roadmap” with an associated report outlines an ambitious and strategic vision for the future of mass timber in Canada...
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18 Jun 2024

Lendlease Taps Interest for $1.8b ‘Tallest’ Timber Tower in Sydney

Lendlease has begun pitching a $1.8 billion office development in the Sydney CBD to potential capital partners while undertaking exclusive due diligence on a luxury apartment project in central Melbourne,...
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18 Jun 2024

World’s Tallest Timber Building Redefines Perth’s Sustainability

Western Australia could become home to the world’s tallest hybrid mass timber building, with plans approved for a tower in South Perth by developer Grange Development. The ‘C6’ residential tower will...
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18 Jun 2024

Wooden Warehouses: Making Connections & Growing Momentum

Canada Wood: Just like for trusses, we continue to make connections and momentum grows for the construction of warehouses and other non-residential and commercial buildings using wood construction in Japan. A...
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18 Jun 2024

Wood Wizardry in Oregon: Innovation Raises the Roof for PDX Terminal

Drones, self-propelled modular transporters and a curtain wall that really does hang off the roof like a curtain are all notable technologies that made installing an 18-million-lb timber roof possible...
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11 Jun 2024

Perth Airport’s $5B Facelift: Is Mass Timber Set for Takeoff?

Perth is getting a new airport hub, with Qantas—Australia’s national carrier—and Perth Airport yesterday revealing plans for an AU $5 billion-plus airport precinct. The new airport will include two multi-storey...
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11 Jun 2024

Wood v Concrete Bridge Decision Looms

Using wood instead of concrete for Kakanui’s new bridge could save the Waitaki District Council hundreds of thousands of dollars. On April 23, councillors will decide which design will be...
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11 Jun 2024

‘World’s first’ Wooden Wind Turbine Blades Installed in Germany

German wind turbine blade maker Voodin Blade Technology (Voodin) has announced the first-ever real installation of its wood-based blades on a wind turbine in Breuna, Germany. These 63-foot (19.3-meter) long...
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11 Jun 2024

 New Ottawa Public Library Continues to Take Shape

As Ādisōke, the new Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility, continues to take shape and grow, it is already delivering on its promise to be a...
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11 Jun 2024

‘World’s Tallest Mass Timber Building’ And 5 Other Towers Considered and Approved by Toronto City Council

Toronto City Council considered and put their stamp of approval on a handful of development proposals last week, and among them was what is poised to be the tallest mass...
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04 Jun 2024

RTA Studio Fisher and Paykel HQ Project

RTA Studio: The responsibility for redefining the physical home of one of New Zealand’s iconic brands is a weighty one – but also a huge honour. As a practice focused...
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04 Jun 2024

A Sustainable Intersection of Old and New

Situated in an old industrial neighborhood in Stockholm, the 1920s textile factory Trikåfabriken and its subsequent add-ons have been transformed into a modern and sustainable, 25,000 sqm office complex. With...
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04 Jun 2024

Why “weight” any longer?

V-Quest: Mass reductions bring opportunities, opportunities that are often hidden or not fully appreciated when choosing a build methodology. These reductions can be a game changer for certain projects. Here...
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04 Jun 2024

Why the Paris Olympics Will Be a Modest Showcase of Wood Architecture

Seeking to boost sustainability rather than build grand monuments as host of the 2024 Summer Games, Paris has turned to flexible, reusable timber.  There’s something highly unusual about the new Olympic...
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28 May 2024

Hilti Jaibot: A Game Changer in Construction

The BIMSafe team were recently in Dunedin filming case study videos for the ACC Ōtepoti Project, and while we were there, we had the opportunity to pop across the road...
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28 May 2024

Sustainable Skyscrapers: How Atlassian’s HQ is Changing the Game

Tech Zero is a podcast from Australian Financial Review’s reporter Peter Ker. Peter meets the entrepreneurs leading the charge into the new industrial revolution. In the episode: A new breed...
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28 May 2024

HygroThermal Modelling

Building design professionals, such as architects and engineers, now have a valuable resource for improving consistency and accuracy when conducting hygrothermal modelling: FPInnovations’ latest addition to its roster of wood-building...
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28 May 2024

One for the Architects: US Mass Timber in Pictures

Across the U.S., mass timber and light frame wood construction is branching out into commercial building typologies. If you’re ready to get on board with using wood structural systems in...
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21 May 2024

2024 WoodWorks Annual Conference: Call for Speakers for October

Once again with our plans now progressing for our annual conference on 22-23 October we are seeking people to submit a presentation proposal.  We are also considering running a pre-conference workshop...
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21 May 2024

Imagine a Mass Timber Structure with no Steel Connections or Fasteners – All Wood

Structure Craft: We’re excited to reveal this design collaboration with BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group at our Mass Timber Conference booth in Portland next week! This full-scale structural mockup uses an exterior Glulam...
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21 May 2024

A Visit to Two Passivhaus Schools Shows how far Green Building has come

LLOYD ALTER: That’s me doing an impromptu presentation to students in the library at Harris Academy in Sutton, near London, with Christian Dimbleby of Architype Architects to the left. We...
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21 May 2024

Mercer Mass Timber Launches Mass Timber Installation Services

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA / ACCESSWIRE / March 4, 2024 / Mercer Mass Timber, a low-carbon advanced manufacturer of timber building materials and a subsidiary of Mercer International Inc., today announced...
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14 May 2024

Fisher & Paykel to be Constructed with Engineered Timber Diagrid Frame

Fisher & Paykel Appliances has released the design of its new global headquarters in Auckland’s Penrose. The move to Great South Road will see the whiteware manufacturing giant leave the...
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14 May 2024

Timberlab Accounts New Cross-Laminated Timber Facility in Oregon

Timberlab Inc. (Timberlab), a subsidiary of Swinerton Incorporated (Swinerton) and leading national provider of holistic mass timber systems, unveils its plans to construct and operate a state-of-the-art cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufacturing facility...
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14 May 2024

Vertical Additions in Mass Timber

Vertical Additions in Mass Timber: Key questions to answer: While ground-up construction is necessary in many cases, what shouldn’t be overlooked, especially in urban areas where lot availability is low,...
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14 May 2024

TimberFill Insulation

Architects today are seeking strategies to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. TimberFill insulation offers a high-performance, sustainable solution made from pure wood fiber. TimberFill gives architects...
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07 May 2024

Update on 90 Devonport Rd from LT McGuinness

LT McGuinness Ltd: 90 Devonport Rd, our latest project in Tauranga for Willis Bond! The project team talk about the benefits of mass timber construction in New Zealand and promoting...
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07 May 2024

Why Timber-Concrete Sandwich Walls Are the Next Big Thing!

After more than two years of research and development, the first mass timber concrete sandwich, developed by Swedish concrete maker Heidelberg Materials Precast Contiga and Finnish company Metsä Wood, has...
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07 May 2024

Video: Inside America’s Mass Timber Movement

Mass timber is a type of wood being used to build large buildings, like high-rises and airports. Jeff Glor traveled to Oregon to understand more about the material, its safety,...
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07 May 2024

Design Resources from CLT Toolbox

Click here to view a pdf of the top 15 resources for design procedures and problem-solving worldwide across different categories....
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Featured image for “IKEA Launches MITTZON, its Largest Office System to Date, Conceived to Meet the Changing Needs of the Many People at Work ”
07 May 2024

IKEA Launches MITTZON, its Largest Office System to Date, Conceived to Meet the Changing Needs of the Many People at Work 

Inspired by shifting work trends worldwide, MITTZON was developed to help create spaces that enable various work activities and provide an optimised office experience. The family of 85 products prioritises...
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30 Apr 2024

WoodWorks Site Visit and Seminar – Christchurch

The Court Theatre is located on the corner of Colombo and Glaucester Street, Christchurch. Join us in person next month as we take an exclusive look at the site of one of...
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30 Apr 2024

Hines Bets Big on Mass Timber to Grow its T3 Global Portfolio

One of the world’s largest real estate developers, Hines Global Real Estate, is looking to mass timber-based green buildings” to fuel the next generation of commercial office and build-to-rent residential...
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30 Apr 2024

‘Over 90% of concrete used in construction could be replaced with timber’

Timber Development UK, working with Waugh Thistleton Architects, has released Timber Typologies, a free downloadable ‘beginner’s guide’ for various timber solutions. Fran Williams speaks to Waugh Thistleton associate Alastair Ogle to find out what...
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30 Apr 2024

Top Tips for Insuring your Next Mass Timber Building

You’re planning a building: you need financing, a design, a general contractor and, critically, insurance. But if you’re planning to use mass timber in your building in North America, you may have...
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23 Apr 2024

Less is More with Woodspan

With a mission to combat climate change and tackle the challenges of reducing construction waste, the team at Woodspan are celebrating their Less is More approach to mass timber construction. With efficient...
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23 Apr 2024

Vancouver Approves New Incentives for Mass Timber Construction

Vancouver city council is branching out with new incentives to spur more mass timber construction. The motion approved on Feb. 27, which will amend the city’s zoning and development bylaw,...
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23 Apr 2024

The Future of Cities in Wood

Skyscraper Museum Showcases New Construction Techniques that Reduce Environmental Impact In the 1880s, New York had hit a brick wall, literally and figuratively. The problem was that buildings had gone...
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23 Apr 2024

Hip Hotel Tackles Taxing Terrain with Mass Timber

Faced with a formidably steep site, Skylab turned to ‌prefab mass timber and on-site light-frame construction for the Humbird Hotel in Northern Idaho. The result is a meticulously designed 31-room,...
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23 Apr 2024

How Wood is Making a Comeback in Construction

Utah civil engineers show how “mass timber” construction of earthquake-proof buildings pave the way for wood to replace steel and concrete. We’ve been using wood to build things for a...
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16 Apr 2024

Fire Impacts on Point Supported Mass Timber

Ricky McLain: More and more attention is being paid to point supported CLT over the past couple of years as it has proven to be a viable solution for materially-efficient...
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16 Apr 2024

Harvard Creates Mass Timber University-wide Conference Centre

Harvard has announced the creation of its first University-wide conference center, a state-of-the-art convening and innovation hub that will serve as a universally accessible “front door” to welcome visitors to the University’s...
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16 Apr 2024

Building Products Shakeup to Lower Prices

The coalition Government is eliminating barriers to the use of overseas building products to make it easier and more affordable to build in New Zealand, Building and Construction Minister Chris...
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16 Apr 2024

(USA) Scientists Back Mass Timber for New Building Codes

Mass timber can help solve the housing shortage, yet the building material is not widely adopted because old building codes treat it like traditional lumber. The 2021 International Building Code...
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09 Apr 2024

Sky Bridge Marks Final Phase of Christchurch Post-Earthquake Renewal

A symbolic pedestrian sky bridge now links two newly restored buildings and marks the final phase of post-earthquake renewal and repair at the historic Christchurch Arts Centre complex. The etched...
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09 Apr 2024

Wellington City Mission Progress

Naylor Love: This project was one of the site visits for our WoodWorks 2023 Wellington Conference in September. We always knew The Wellington City Mission Whakamaru was going to be a...
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09 Apr 2024

Reminder for EWP Survey

BRANZ: We are still trying to seek input on the use of engineered wood products (EWPs) in New Zealand, so if you are involved in the building industry, we want...
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02 Apr 2024

Kennedy Point Marina Features ‘Northbeam’

Located on Waiheke Island in the centre of the stunning Hauraki Gulf and only 40 minutes from Auckland, Kennedy Point Marina provides safe, modern and serviced berthage, as well as...
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02 Apr 2024

Red Stag CNC Machines

CNC machines have revolutionized the manufacturing industry with their unparalleled precision, speed, and versatility. Red Stag TimberLab has invested heavily in CNC technology in the last decade and now operates...
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02 Apr 2024

US Military Considers Mass Timber Advantages

A groundbreaking partnership between the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) is paving the way for a new mass timber product...
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02 Apr 2024

Grant Supports Research on Cross-Laminated Timber

Washington State University researchers have received a two-year grant to make more resilient and durable housing materials from thermally-modified cross laminated timber (CLT) and recycled carbon fiber. The researchers, including...
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26 Mar 2024

Air NZ’s Massive Single-Span Arch Roof is World’s Best Practice!

Air New Zealand will finally move into its state-of-the-art Airport Campus next year after plans to build the campus initially proposed in 2019 before COVID-19 caused widespread disruptions to global...
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26 Mar 2024

Sea Change in Bridge Design

Onetai Bridge, about halfway between Paeroa and Kōpū on State Highway 26, might reach just 9m over a tiny stream, but its upcoming replacement marks a giant leap in bridge...
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26 Mar 2024

Book on Sustainability and Toxicity of Building Materials Published

Sustainability and Toxicity of Building Materials: Manufacture, Use and Disposal Stages provides a review of toxicity impacts from building materials, including the consideration of the toxicity in the extraction and manufacture...
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26 Mar 2024

Farrow uses Wood for New Retirement Living Concept

The Treehouse – “Retirement Living” is constructed by Element5 in conjunction with Farrow Partnership Architects Ontario, and has developed a new approach to senior living, constructed with mass timber. Proposing...
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26 Mar 2024

Shaft Walls in CLT for LTF Buildings (OFTE) (One for the Engineers)

(WoodWorks US) Shaft Wall Solutions for Light-Frame and Mass Timber Buildings: An Overview of Design Considerations, Detailing Options and Code Requirements It’s common for mid-rise wood buildings to include shaft...
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19 Mar 2024

Paris Olympics: Forget Steel, for 2024 the Story Is Wood!

With just 180 days before the 2024 Olympic Games begins, Paris organisers are flat out to complete venues behind schedule – with the mass timber Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Village finally inaugurated last...
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19 Mar 2024

A Stand-Out Solution Inside and Out

On-trend and in-demand, Prolam Exposed Trusses are a high impact solution for interiors or alfresco areas, offering designer looks with the proven structural integrity and support of glulam timber. Designed...
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19 Mar 2024

How Local Government can Facilitate Mass Timber Buildings

(Victoria, BC, Canada) In the quest for sustainable and efficient building solutions, mass timber construction has emerged as a game-changer, particularly for structures ranging from seven to 12 storeys. A recent...
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19 Mar 2024

Mass Timber Fastener Development for Connections 

Rothoblaas have developed the VGU washer a revolutionary tool for construction and woodworking. It’s a game changer, allowing the installation of VGS wood screws at a 45° angle on steel...
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12 Mar 2024

The Botanic Retirement Village

Pacific Environments’ design of The Botanic Retirement Village, recently reached a significant milestone in unveiling The Clubhouse & Pool House alongside the Nikau Apartments. In time, the eight-hectare site of...
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12 Mar 2024

Tarpeena Official Opening

Premier of South Australia officially opens NeXTimber Cross Laminated Timber and Glue Laminated Timber facility and Timberlink Tarpeena green mill upgrade. Timberlink is pleased to announce the official opening of...
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12 Mar 2024

Timber Development UK Webinar on Mass Timber

(London) Delivered by bio-based structural design expert David Trujillo and Ramboll director Alan Dowdall, this webinar explores what can be achieved with timber design and discusses the unique characteristics of...
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12 Mar 2024

CLT Toolbox: On vibration (OFTE – One for the Engineers)

Vibration is often the governing factor for CLT Floor Design, therefore understanding it and designing appropriately is critical for successful structural design. In order to evaluate how the structure reacts...
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05 Mar 2024

Parliament’s New Buildings

New Parliament offices set to start using mass timber. Nestled behind our New Zealand Parliament Buildings and the neighbouring Beehive on the site of a former carpark (on Museum Street)...
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05 Mar 2024

Update from 90 Devonport Rd

Here are some photo updates courtesy of the project team LT McGuinness who are constructing the building and Red Stag Timberlab and Techlam are the key mass timber suppliers for...
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05 Mar 2024

Join an Immersive Tour to the Heart of European Mass Timber Manufacturing and Construction

Calling all architects, engineers, developers, and building designers to join veteran tour leader and timber expert Andrew Dunn on an immersive journey to the heart of European mass timber manufacturing...
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05 Mar 2024

Latest Testing Assures Mass Timber Fire Safety

Developers and other project owners in pursuit of low-carbon construction methods are increasingly choosing mass timber for their projects. But to do so in larger and taller buildings, they must...
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05 Mar 2024

Tall Timber Apartments: Hybrid Design for Both Constructing and Living 

District 56 Tallwood 1 in Langford, BC, Canada Tallwood 1 is celebrated as the first tall mass timber building on Vancouver Island, the first Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) building...
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27 Feb 2024

Warren and Mahoney: New Build-to-Rent Development for Docklands

(Melbourne) ‘District Living’ is a bold new build-to-rent project set to significantly expand and enhance Melbourne’s inner-city Docklands precinct, combining community, commerce and recreation. Designed by Warren and Mahoney in...
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27 Feb 2024

Technical Specification For The Design Of New Buildings Out For Public Comment

Standards New Zealand has released a draft Technical Specification for Structural design actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand (TS1170.5) for public comment. The draft specification looks to provide updated...
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27 Feb 2024

CLT Diaphragm Design Guide (One for the Engineers)

(WoodWorks US) Developed collaboratively with experts in mass timber structural engineering, this groundbreaking publication provides guidance for the design of CLT diaphragms used as part of wind and seismic lateral...
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27 Feb 2024

BC Expanding use of Mass Timber in Buildings

(British Columbia) Proposed changes to the building code will expand the use of mass timber to build taller buildings and to make stronger communities. These changes will allow buildings, such...
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20 Feb 2024

Scion Outranks Google’s Bay View to take Top Award in Dubai

RTA Studio and Irving Smith Architects’ Scion was awarded ‘The Most Beautiful, Innovative and Iconic Building’ award at the Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development recently in Dubai....
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20 Feb 2024

Mass Timber Design for Cancer Centre

Sectional perspective of the SZMC ‘butterfly’ cancer centre.  (Israel) Jerusalem SZMC ‘butterfly’ cancer centre was designed by Farrow Partners from Canada.  Readers may recall the principal, Tye Farrow delivered an architectural...
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20 Feb 2024

Green Building Council Launches new Carbon Guide

We are proud to launch “A practical guide to upfront carbon reductions”, a vital report to support developers, architects, builders, contractors and the supply chain to tackle pollution in Aotearoa....
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20 Feb 2024

Mass Timber 350 Metres Tall: It’s Really Going to Happen!

(Japan) World’s Tallest Timber Tower by Sumitomo Forestry: Exciting news from Tokyo where Sumitomo Forestry has announced plans for W350, the world’s tallest timber building, soaring to 350 meters. This...
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20 Feb 2024

Portland Airport: Mass Timber as Functional Art

Q: Is this wood or ART? A: Both, and it is beautiful. For photos click here. ...
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13 Feb 2024

West Coast Visitor Centre Utilises Mass Timber

Sheppard and Rout Architects: The redevelopment of Dolomite Point in Punakaiki is a very important project for the West Coast and a new visitor Experience Centre is a key part...
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13 Feb 2024

New Zealand-Specific Design Software is on the way

Timber Unlimited, TDS, SESOC and CLT Toolbox (Australia) have teamed up with CLT Toolbox to develop NZ-specific design software – The new software modules will make it easier to carry...
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13 Feb 2024

CLT Toolbox: Observations on COP28 and Mass Timber 

(CLT Toolbox) It’s looking like 2024 may be a breakthrough year for mass timber, we are thrilled to see belief in its potential growing globally. 2023 has been a big...
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13 Feb 2024

New Zealand-Specific Fire Guide Developed

(Timber Unlimited) Engineers have been hard at work collaborating with mass timber suppliers, industry organisations, fire engineers, FENZ, MBIE, TDS, SESOC, and structural engineers to bring you New Zealand-specific guidance...
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13 Feb 2024

The Hive: Fast & Epp’s ‘Cool’ Office Building Design

(Vancouver, Canada) Envisioned as the office headquarters for the future lead-tenant, The Hive’s (2150 Keith Drive) first design mandate was the use of mass timber. The design team was looking for...
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06 Feb 2024

Te Ara Pounamu Completed – On Time and On Budget

Bernie O’Fagen, RM Designs: Te Ara Pounamu, the Pounamu Pathway in Mawhera Greymouth opened at the end of last year, on time and on budget. This was the best example of...
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06 Feb 2024

New Zealand’s Largest Office Building Features on 1news

Jason Cordes, Red Stag: Red Stag is proud to be a partner to Tauranga City Council, Willis Bond and LT McGuinness in supplying New Zealand’s largest office building with Cross...
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06 Feb 2024

Hybrid Timber Floor System Patented

(Canada) Attendees at special preview event try out innovative floor system: EllisDon and DIALOG presented a sneak peek of their patented Hybrid Timber Floor System (HTFS) at the FPInnovations testing...
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06 Feb 2024

Hines Formula: Mass Timber Offices that Really Deliver

(and again, and again … ) International developer, Hines has a formula and they are making it real in mass timber over and over around the world.  “Timber Buildings with...
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29 Jan 2024

Haven Road apartment from above

[Nelson] Haven Road is on the rise! The first level of CLT walls/floor (Cross Laminated Timber) was installed this week with 4 more levels to go on this 6-storey CLT...
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29 Jan 2024

Building above our cities: Feasibility of mass timber

[Melbourne] Building Above Our Cities: Evaluating the Feasibility of Mass Timber Vertical Extensions: Exploring the possibilities of creating sustainable communities at the rooftops in our cities. This prototype for a...
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29 Jan 2024

Green warehousing at Rothoblaas

Rothoblaas’ new automatic warehouse is the first in Italy entirely made of timber. The European Union is committed to achieving carbon neutrality in 2050, the so-called “zero emissions” target. The...
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29 Jan 2024

Concrete industry moving to decarbonise

Industry comes together for roadmap towards net zero-emissions in concrete & cement [LONDON] Major concrete companies and cement plants, including Heidelberg, Cemex and Holcim, join architects, engineers, and construction firms...
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22 Jan 2024

CLT Toolbox set to release new features

We’re thrilled to give you a sneak peek at our upcoming Mass Timber Connections Software. Our users have voiced that connections are the most technically challenging aspect of mass timber...
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22 Jan 2024

Bridging the gap on our roads with timber

(Rotorua) Scion’s people are playing a key role in Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s carbon zero mission. Achieving New Zealand’s net carbon zero goals by 2050 requires looking at...
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22 Jan 2024

Mass timber design for podium high rise designs

[WoodWorks US] Tall Mass Timber A-Z: Part 5: To Podium or not to Podium? Why would a project use a podium? The main reason that projects – especially those in...
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22 Jan 2024

Stora Enso delivers precision mass timber for new auditorium

[Stockholm] Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm has unveiled a dome-shaped auditorium made from precision-engineered cross-laminated timber (CLT). Just over 12m high, with a diameter of 21.6m,...
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12 Dec 2023

Indigenous Leadership Central to Extraordinary Design of new College

Warren and Mahoney: We are excited to announce that the new University of Technology Sydney (UTS) National First Nations College (NFNC) will be designed by Greenaway Architects, Warren and Mahoney...
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12 Dec 2023

Glulam Looking Good Onsite

Techlam NZ: Glulam looking good onsite at the new Selwyn Pines Resource Recovery Structure in Christchurch. It’s been great seeing it come together so far… simple but effective. Click here...
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12 Dec 2023

Marian College Chapel Nears Completion

Jasper Van der Lingen, Director at Sheppard and Rout Architects Ltd: Marian College Chapel we designed is almost complete and being prepared for consecration early next month. Click here to...
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12 Dec 2023

Australian Government signs up to Increase the use of Timber in Buildings by 2030

At COP28 in Dubai the Australian Government, with 16 other countries, committed to increase the use of timber in the built environment by 2030. The Forest and Climate Leaders’ Partnership...
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12 Dec 2023

Amazon HQ in Mass Timber Opens

(Thinkwood USA) Featuring a light-filled mass timber event center, Amazon’s new corporate campus ushers in ambitious environmental aspirations for the online juggernaut. When the world’s largest e-commerce company set out...
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05 Dec 2023

Guest Editorial – What Information do Architects want in 2024?

Our feedback from architects about what subjects they would like covered by our CPD partners has been the most popular content of past CPD Bulletins. As a result, we’ve highlighted...
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05 Dec 2023

Celebrating the Beauty of Timber

Kelly Deeks for Business Central: Green School New Zealand’s new junior school classroom block, the Kina, has won its designer BOON a category win and the Supreme Award at the...
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05 Dec 2023

Techlam Growing Capacity and Delivery Simultaneously

More and more, whenever you see a new mass timber building project emerging, it is almost certain to have Techlam’s glulam beams and columns woven into the framework. This week...
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05 Dec 2023

Australia’s Largest Timber Multi-Storey Building Reaches Completion

Hines‘s T3 Collingwood project has achieved practical completion, marking a significant milestone in the country’s architectural landscape. The 15-story timber tower, designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (JCB) and built by Icon, is...
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05 Dec 2023

Timber-Plywood-Concrete Composite System Development

Researchers from Seoul National University have pioneered an advanced Timber-Plywood-Concrete (TPC) Composite Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) system, deriving inspiration from an NLT project undertaken by Canada Wood Korea in Jinju City...
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28 Nov 2023

Timber Arch Sets Record for Size

On its completion in early 2025, Studio Pacific Architecture’s new flagship hangar for Air New Zealand — Hangar 4 in Auckland — will be the largest single-span timber arch aircraft hangar in the southern...
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28 Nov 2023

Introducing Digibuild

DigiBuild™ – New service ALERT …well, we’ve been offering this for a while, but we want to give this ‘string to our bow’ a more distinct profile. Our DigiBuild™ service...
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28 Nov 2023

Affordable Housing in CLT Looks Grand!

(Vancouver, Canada) CLT production is underway for 1766 Frances Street “KHUPKHAHPAY’AY”. This 9-story passive house structure will provide 81 affordable housing units for the indigenous community in Vancouver, and replaces...
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28 Nov 2023

(Japan) Ingenious Element for Fire Design for CLT

Low-Cost, Long-Span Fire-Resistant Wood Construction Technology: O・Mega Wood (FR) – In technical cooperation with Shelter Co, Obayashi Corporation has developed a wood construction technology that allows the construction of fire-resistant...
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21 Nov 2023

Going up: Sydney Tall Timber Building Underway – Atlassian Central

Steel and concrete megaframe supports free-standing, three-floor CLT megafloors to create world’s tallest hybrid timber tower in Sydney, Australia. The 39-storey development, currently under construction and located in the Tech...
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21 Nov 2023

US Army Mandates Mass Timber Consideration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is requiring a mass timber structural option to be considered at the design stage of all of its vertical construction projects going forward.  The...
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21 Nov 2023

Mass Timber for New Airport Terminal Sourced Locally

(Oregon, USA) Portland’s new airport terminal looks like it’s from the future—but it’s built out of wood. All the wood for the 9-acre roof was sourced from within 300 miles...
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21 Nov 2023

NEW: UK resource for fire safety engineering

A recent post from Timber Development UK focused on their final timber engineering webinar for the year – Engineering for fire safety. The webinar covered the essential principles of engineering...
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14 Nov 2023

Mass Timber Apartments by Enovate for K-O

Enovate: We are thrilled to share the remarkable progress made this week as we erected the very first LVL portal frames for the Highbury Triangle Building B Mass Timber apartment. ...
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14 Nov 2023

Boost for Local CLT Capacity

New Zealand’s biggest fans of mass timber, glulam and CLT, the team at Red Stag Timberlab have continued to add production capacity with their latest installations at their Rotorua factory....
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14 Nov 2023

Christchurch Court Theatre: Photo Gallery

The new Court Theatre is a three-storey building fronting on the corners of Colombo and Gloucester Streets in Christchurch’s CBD, forming part of the new Christchurch Performing Arts Precinct. Some...
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14 Nov 2023

High-Capacity CLT Shear Walls Webinar This Week

The Timber Design Society invite you to watch the 10th webinar of the 2023 series with Ben Moerman presenting on High-Capacity CLT Shear Walls. Ben is a structural engineer at StructureCraft, who will...
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14 Nov 2023

Canada: Capitalising on the Rise of Mass Timber

Rise of mass timber – Mass timber accounted for 1% of all building construction materials in North America last year. The global mass timber market reached $1.6 billion in 2022...
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14 Nov 2023

Spiral Staircase Showcasing CLT Stands Nicely

Looking GOOD – A unique steel timber hybrid spiral staircase with CLT fence in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The design team spent hundreds of hours on the digital modeling and figuring out...
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07 Nov 2023

Creativity Celebrated at the Timber Design Awards

Timber building projects from across New Zealand were celebrated at the 2023 Timber Design Awards. ‘Collectively the winning projects shine a light on the role that wood construction can play...
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07 Nov 2023

One for the Architects: Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you hard to buy for at Christmas?  Or want to treat yourself this year? Here are a couple of our strongest recommendations: For Architects: Buy Constructing Health, by Tye Farrow How...
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07 Nov 2023

USA: Timber Tops the Market says T3 Developer

Mass Timber Is Proving Its Value – There’s growing evidence that mass timber buildings are providing a strong return on investment when it comes to higher building values and commanding...
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07 Nov 2023

Another one for the Engineers

(Canada) FP Innovations release: New guide on mass timber diaphragms – Interest in mid-rise and high-rise mass timber buildings has created a need for more rigorous structural analysis and design...
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03 Nov 2023

Job Opportunity: Senior Account Manager – NZ & USA

Taranakipine are leaders in the design and manufacture of value-added wood products. They pride themselves in understanding customers’ needs, manufacturing to industry best practice and servicing customers with quality products....
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31 Oct 2023

Update on the Court Theatre Construction in Christchurch

Christchurch City Council: Here’s your latest update on construction of The Court Theatre – you can see the first truss being craned into position in what will be the main...
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31 Oct 2023

NZ Timber Design Awards are Back for 2023

Since 1975, professionals across the New Zealand construction sector have been celebrating timber design and its usage and on November 2nd 2023, the Timber Design Awards can once again be...
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31 Oct 2023

Go-to Software Tools for Mass Timber Structural Analysis

Ricky McLain, WoodWorks US: Who doesn’t love a good excel file or software tool to speed up our iterative design process as structural engineers? But, it’s extremely important that we...
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31 Oct 2023

Stockholm Planning an Entire Neighbourhood of Wood

The future direction of sustainability is in advanced planning on a new scale seen worldwide.  An entire new city about sustainability creating a sense of community, a walkable urban city...
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24 Oct 2023

From Sweden to Mt Albert: Mass Timber Modular Housing

From Sweden to Ōwairaka: First of three modular timber housing blocks go up Evergreen Modular Construction claims to be the first company of its type in New Zealand, aiming to...
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24 Oct 2023

C6 Mass Timber Tower Approved for Perth

JUST APPROVED – The World record-breaking C6 Perth mass timber skyscraper standing 51 stories or 191 m tall. It’s a $350 million carbon-negative residential high-rise that will have 237 apartments,...
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24 Oct 2023

Maintaining Mass Timber Surface Quality Post-Construction 

The struggle to maintain a nice finish on massive timber surfaces costs time and money. Unwrap your elements and UV and water will quickly yellow and stain a pristine timber...
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24 Oct 2023

US WoodWorks Program Active and Growing

Ricky McLain, Mass Timber Structural Engineer & Tall Mass Timber Specialist at WoodWorks US: The growth of mass timber use in the US has many attributable stakeholders. Developers who seek...
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17 Oct 2023

THIS WEEK: Internationally Renowned Architect Tours NZ with Lecture Series

Tye Farrow is a world-recognised pioneer tackling how what we create either gives or cause health. With award-winning projects around the globe that enact salutogenic design – design that actively...
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17 Oct 2023

Naenae Pool and Fitness Centre Progress

Hutt City Council welcomed a visit from Chief Executive of Crown Infrastructure Partners Graham Mitchell on Friday to see the amazing progress being made on the Naenae Pool and Fitness Centre. The...
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17 Oct 2023

Timberlink Media Release: First CLT Panel

NeXTimber by Timberlink Presses First CLT Panel, Begins Taking Orders Timberlink’s NeXTimber facility has pressed its very first Cross Laminated Timber(CLT) panel, marking another significant milestone in the construction of...
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17 Oct 2023

Australia’s Largest Mass Timber Building Completed 

The team at ICON are celebrating practical completion for t3 Collingwood: We’re excited to have reached practical completion for T3 Collingwood at 36 Wellington Street in Melbourne. The 15-storey building...
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17 Oct 2023

Mass Timber, Urban Infill Project by Skylab 

A leftover 9,000-square-foot berm space was created when the City of Portland built the new one-way Couch Street couplet reconnecting the roadway to the Burnside Bridge. Sideyard was designed to...
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09 Oct 2023

Internationally Renowned Architect Tours NZ with Lecture Series

Tye Farrow is a world-recognised pioneer tackling how what we create either gives or cause health. With award-winning projects around the globe that enact salutogenic design – design that actively...
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09 Oct 2023

Andrew Waugh Launches Open Source Design

(UK) Waugh Thistleton Architects in collaboration with expert fire engineers at University College London, structural engineers at Buro Happold and cost consultancy from Gardiner & Theobald has developed the New...
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09 Oct 2023

Kainga Ora Site Update

Katie Fowden, Hyne Timber: Had a great morning visiting 2 x three storey walk-ups in Auckland yesterday which are currently under construction by Miles Construction for client, Kainga Ora (Housing...
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09 Oct 2023

New Technical Tall Timber Building Guide

Antony Wood, PHD: I have authored perhaps 30 books over the past decade or two, but this is the one I am most proud of (and most likely to have...
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03 Oct 2023

Marian College Progress

Jasper Van der Lingen, Sheppard and Rout Architects: Some progress shots of Marian College we designed. Getting there. The prefabricated timber classroom blocks and school chapel inside the warehouse are...
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03 Oct 2023

Rothoschool on Tour

A full day dedicated to mass timber construction for both aspiring professionals and experts. Featuring a mix of local and international speakers, with research and case studies, it is a...
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03 Oct 2023

Tauranga City Council Project Update

From Tauranga City Council: First floor done and dusted, six to go! Our new Council office block build is on track, thanks to developer Willis Bond and construction partner LT McGuinness Ltd....
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03 Oct 2023

NZ: Timber’s Role in Empowering Amputees with State-of-the-Art Care

Peke Waihanga’s new state-of-the-art $6M centre in Christchurch has had its official opening. Mass timber construction and features were an integral part of this important rehabilitation facility. Located near Burwood...
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03 Oct 2023

Report on Findings from the Largest Mass Timber Fire Tests in Canada

A recent report revealed the findings from Canada’s mass timber demonstration fire tests project led by the Canadian Wood Council (CWC). The findings revealed that even under severe, unsprinklered fire...
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03 Oct 2023

Wizards of Timber: Working Wonders with Wood

Browse Xylotek’s many projects and you’ll encounter a truly eclectic portfolio: from the award-winning ABBA Arena to Jain temple canopies in Gudjarat, alongside a feature CLT staircase for Netflix’s London...
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03 Oct 2023

Timber Concrete Composite CLT Slab Bands

Structural design meets Moriyama Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects Inc.‘ architectural vision at George Brown College‘s Limberlost Place. Fast + Epp and the design team developed a solution to replace beams, reduce total deck width,...
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26 Sep 2023

Internationally Renowned Architect Tours NZ with Lecture Series

Tye Farrow is a world-recognised pioneer tackling how what we create either gives or cause health. With award-winning projects around the globe that enact salutogenic design – design that actively...
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26 Sep 2023

Portland Airport – A Mass Timber Dream Come True

The showpiece of the new main terminal for the beloved Portland International Airport is a stunning mass timber roof that both celebrates Oregon’s history of forest product innovation and serves...
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26 Sep 2023

The Living Pā – Open Day

Join Mid-Rise Wood Construction at Victoria University of Wellington’s Open Day and experience the future of innovation at the Living Pā! WHEN: Thursday 5th October 2023, 3:00pm to 5:00pm  The...
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26 Sep 2023

New Name in Mass Timber: Mercer

Mercer Mass Timber presents ‘The Postmark’. The Postmark demonstrates the potential for mass timber to create elegant and sustainable buildings and to introduce significant construction efficiencies through prefabrication and deeper...
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19 Sep 2023

Wesbeam Played Major Role in Western Sydney Airport Visitor Centre

Wesbeam played a major role in the mass timber construction of the Western Sydney Airport Visitor Centre (WSAVC) as part of the project team. Wesbeam’s Tall Timber Building Systems team...
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19 Sep 2023

CLT Design Tool Launched using Spreadsheet Tools

In North America this month we noted the launch of a CLT design tool developed by structural engineering firm Equilibrium. The interactive spreadsheet helps engineers design CLT floors, roofs, and...
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19 Sep 2023

How to Design a Timber Building to Code in a Seismic Region

In the first instalment of their PMX 15 series, Kristen Slaven along with co-writers Mark Bauernhuber and Lily Huang describe the design choices that would help their timber building withstand...
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19 Sep 2023

Just How Good is Wood?

Just How Good is Wood? ~ Carbon accountants have some tough questions, and some surprising answers. By Mark Harris If there’s one mantra that has anchored the environmental movement since its inception, it’s...
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15 Sep 2023

WoodWorks North Conference – FREE Parking Instructions

If you are registered to attend the WoodWorks North Conference 2023 you will be pleased to know that FREE car parking is available at Sky Stadium for conference attendees. This...
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12 Sep 2023

Job Opportunity: Mass Timber CAD/CAM Technician

Offsite Design Ltd is offering a unique opportunity to work on a wide variety of mass timber buildings with a passionate bunch of people. Domestic and international projects. Offsite Design...
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12 Sep 2023

Mass Timber Apartments Overcome Site Limitations

Alexan Access Apartments – The Alexan Access Apartments is a new 383-unit apartment complex just south of Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, WA. Strouse Davis worked closely with the developers, a...
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12 Sep 2023

Shigeru Ban Reveals CLT Design for Ukrainian Hospital

Japanese architecture studio Shigeru Ban Architects, along with Voluntary Architects’ Network has presented designs for a new extension for a hospital in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. The hospital...
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12 Sep 2023

Mass Timber, But Not as we Know it for Notre Dame

Rebuilding Notre Dame’s fire-ravaged roof transports workers back to Middle Ages – If time travel was possible, medieval carpenters would surely be amazed to see how woodworking techniques they pioneered...
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05 Sep 2023

The Future is Looking Up. Literally – The Evolution of Portland International Airport

The approximately $2 Billion Portland International Airport Terminal Core  Redevelopment Project, located in Portland, OR, is led by the Port of Portland  as owner, with a design team featuring ZGF...
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05 Sep 2023

Internationally Renowned Architect Tours NZ with Lecture Series

Tye Farrow is a world-recognised pioneer tackling how what we create either gives or cause health. With award-winning projects around the globe that enact salutogenic design – design that actively...
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05 Sep 2023

CWC Report Reinforces Safety of Mass Timber Demonstration Fire Tests Results

The findings from Canada’s most extensive mass timber demonstration fire tests project led by the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have been finalized in a comprehensive report titled: Large-Scale Fire Tests...
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05 Sep 2023

Recent Growth of Mass Timber in North America

Until recently, there were stringent regulations that limited the construction of mass timber buildings. Once limited to five or six stories, efforts to change building codes now allow buildings constructed...
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29 Aug 2023

Christchurch ‘The Court Theatre’ Project Update

Christchurch City Council: Here’s your latest look at how The Court Theatre project is tracking. Our contractors are installing six large LVL portal frames! LVL stands for Laminated Veneer Lumber,...
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29 Aug 2023

Södra CLT Plant Scale is Immense

After the first pilot plant for the CLT production, Södra Building Systems made another bolt move and built a big volume plant. This is the 2nd complete Turnkey CLT Line...
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29 Aug 2023

Is Mass Timber too “Bouncy” For Floors in Labs and Life Sciences Buildings?

One of the building types which has yet to see significant adoption of mass timber is labs and life sciences buildings. Is this due to the presence of equipment which...
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29 Aug 2023

Practical Mass Timber Site Visit Tour in Toronto

Have you ever been inside a mass timber building under construction? Well now is your chance—and you won’t even need your hard hat or steel toes for this site visit! ...
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29 Aug 2023

Welcome to a Massive Mass Timber Project Database

The WoodWorks Innovation Network is an online community created by WoodWorks US to facilitate collaboration among professionals using innovative wood building systems and technologies. Click here to view the project...
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29 Aug 2023

Canadian Aerospace Showcase in Wood

(BC) KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence – Mass Timber Spreads its Wings  The vision for the building’s iconic mass timber structure all started with a simple napkin sketch by KF...
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22 Aug 2023

Internationally Renowned Architect Tours NZ with Lecture Series

Tye Farrow is a world-recognised pioneer tackling how what we create either gives or cause health. With award-winning projects around the globe that enact salutogenic design – design that actively...
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22 Aug 2023

Get to the Truth of Timber

“They say there are gaps in timber knowledge. We say we’ve cracked it.” That’s the message from Timber Unlimited, whose newly launched website has just made the use of timber...
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22 Aug 2023

Mass Timber Benefits go Beyond Sustainability

Early Results in World’s Biggest Test of Its Kind Raise Possibility of More West Coast Timber Projects – Buildings made from wood have long provided a warm, aesthetically pleasing atmosphere,...
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22 Aug 2023

Timber Bridge Showcase in NYC

New timber bridge extends high line landscape in New York City: The High Line–Moynihan Connector bridge’s use of glulam evokes both nature and rail infrastructure while reducing embodied carbon. The...
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22 Aug 2023

Cross Laminated Timber Turns 100

It is not readily known, as it is thought of as modern technology, but Cross-Laminated Timber is actually 100 years old as of yesterday. The patent that describes the technology...
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15 Aug 2023

Launceston Home to New Healthy CLT Building

Tasmania: Launceston’s mass timber building a glimpse into the built environment future – The new headquarters for health insurance company St Luke’s Health is a building ahead of its time....
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15 Aug 2023

Castle Hill Bach in Wood Wins ADNZ Award

Baches, cribs and holiday homes that capture a spirit of the outdoors and adventure have to be the best. Especially when they feature natural materials like wood. This week we’ve...
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15 Aug 2023

Timber Development UK Guide to Timber Typologies

Timber Typologies clears up the confusion around timber building systems and their applications. It brings clarity and consistency to the variety of timber systems and options – for policy makers...
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15 Aug 2023

Largest Timber City Development in Stockholm

(Sweden) The largest ‘wooden city’ in the world is going up in Stockholm. Spanning 25 blocks, 30 sustainable mass timber buildings will add 7,000 new offices and 2,000 new homes....
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08 Aug 2023

WoodWorks Conference Site Visit Announced: Living Pa at Victoria University, Wellington

One of the most exciting mass timber projects is the Living Pa facility at Victoria University Wellington. After 2 years the building is rising fast with mass timber structures now...
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08 Aug 2023

Net-Zero Timber Building Showcase for Sustainability

A new government office building under construction in San Mateo County, in California’s Silicon Valley region, promises to be the nation’s first net-zero-energy civic structure made from mass timber. A...
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08 Aug 2023

Australia – EWP Imports Rebound, Revert to Mean

Australia’s total imports of engineered wood products (EWP) were valued at AUD331.2 million on a free-on-board (FOB) basis, year-ended May 2023. The result saw the value of annual imports down...
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08 Aug 2023

Timber Concrete Hybrid Flooring System Tested

A patented hybrid timber floor system (HTFS) by EllisDon Construction and DIALOG has completed small-scale and fire testing and is now moving on to large-scale tests in Vancouver. The HTFS...
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08 Aug 2023

US – Test Building Performs Well

California: One sunny May morning, an earthquake jolted a small area of San Diego. Minutes later, another temblor hit, causing a 10-story wood building to sway.  The quakes were intentional,...
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01 Aug 2023

New Cultural Hub in Tauranga gets Final Green Light

Congratulations to Tauranga City Council and the entire project team, on the final green light to forge ahead with Te Manawataki o Te Papa – a vibrant new cultural hub...
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01 Aug 2023

Mass Timber for Schools: Waimea College Leads the Way

The development of 15 new teaching spaces at Waimea College led to early discussions with the Ministry of Education from the design team requesting the opportunity to explore a mass...
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01 Aug 2023

Australian CLT Icon Finalist in World Architecture Awards

Tasmanian Entrant Shortlisted For World Architecture Festival 2023 Award – Iron Creek Bay Farm Stay shortlisted for coveted award showcases benefits of XLam’s CLT. Iron Creek Bay Farm Stay, an...
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01 Aug 2023

Mass Timber Warehouse Makes Massive Carbon Impact

The USAA Industrial Warehouse is a one-story, Type V-B warehouse building with CLT walls integrated with a structural steel frame. Timberlab was brought on to help with the design-assist and...
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