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30 Nov 2022

Warren and Mahoney Designing our Largest Mass Timber Building

How this New Zealand local council office building became a “timber hero” – One of New Zealand’s leading architects Warren and Mahoney has designed the country’s largest mass timber building...
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30 Nov 2022

Techlam to Supply Glulam to TCC Building

Techlam supplying the glulam components and systems for New Zealand’s largest mass timber office building – Tauranga City Council’s new six-star Green Star office building, 90 Devonport Road to feature...
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30 Nov 2022

UK – Timber Solutions UK for Fire Challenges

Timber Development UK has released an article co-authored by Waugh Thistleton associate director David Lomax and Whitby Wood director Kelly Harrison that looks at emerging solutions for mass timber construction,...
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30 Nov 2022

Building and Construction Sector Trends: Annual Report

Purpose of the report The purpose of the annual report is to provide an overview of the current and emerging trends in the building and construction sector; and fulfills section...
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30 Nov 2022

Australia’s First Mass-Engineered Timber Fire Station Officially Operational in Maryborough, QLD

More than six years and $14 million of works are complete at the Queensland Fire and Emergency Headquarters in the heritage city of Maryborough, but this is a building like...
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30 Nov 2022

Professional Development Grants

The New Zealand Timber Design Society (TDS) is happy to offer two professional development grants for consulting engineers actively involved with timber design.Successful recipient(s) will receive financial assistance to cover...
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22 Nov 2022

Brisbane: Kirk Creates “Experimental” Office Tower

Kirk has created an “experimental” office tower in Brisbane that thoughtfully navigates a complex brief, a challenging site and a tight timeframe by utilizing locally grown and manufactured CLT. In...
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22 Nov 2022

Computer Modelling Helps Designers Understand Building Performance

With the increased demand for taller wood buildings as a low-carbon alternative, there is a greater need to better understand the building performance of wood structures. Computer modelling allows demonstration...
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22 Nov 2022

What is the Ironclad Rule of Carbon?

Lloyd Alter, Treehugger Editor: I try to distill many of the thoughts discussed on Treehugger into coherent lectures when teaching Sustainable Design at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Interior Design...
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22 Nov 2022

Australia’s First CLT Extension Project Wins Top Award

From Bates Smart: Great news out of Chicago, as 55 Southbank Boulevard has been named overall winner of the Renovation category at the 2022 CTBUH Awards. This comes after director Julian...
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16 Nov 2022

Job Vacancy: Digital Builder (Prefab/Mass Timber)

Looking for an opportunity to get away from the construction site, step up your career, while being part of the future of construction? Offsite Design Ltd are experts in prefabrication...
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11 Nov 2022

Four-level Office Block Planned for Christchurch CBD

Ruamoko Solutions is proud to be involved with Portus Property and Ignite on the innovative structural design of this mass timber building. The development of this iconic site into a...
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11 Nov 2022

Challenging Architects to use More Wood

This is a story about Irving Smith Architects’ new studio in Nelson. It’s as much about its outer contextual boundaries as it is about its lack of interior ones, and...
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11 Nov 2022

Mass Timber Business Case Studies

Created for the developer/investor audience, these case studies discuss qualitative influences and provide quantitative data to examine investment success, challenges and lessons learned. WoodWorks US – click here for more. Steel...
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31 Oct 2022

Mass timber: 10 Reasons and 10 Challenges

10 Reasons to Build With Mass Timber – Are you considering using mass timber as a structural system for your next building project? If so, you will want to check...
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31 Oct 2022

Wood-Works US : Another excellent technical resource!

Mass Timber Connections Index: Optimal Connection Considerations – The cost of connections in a mass timber structure can significantly affect the overall project cost. However, because mass timber connection design...
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31 Oct 2022

Stacked rectangular structures form Jenga-like college building

Taking the form of a series of timber and glass rectangles stacked on top of each other, the Robert Day Sciences Center for California’s Claremont McKenna College is likened to...
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21 Oct 2022

Glulam: A Premium Building Product That Ensures Low Carbon Design

Designing with low carbon in mind doesn’t take away from a project, it enhances it giving it an innovative edge that makes it unique. Using Techlam Glulam takes away the...
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21 Oct 2022

Pounamu Pathway Design Revealed

RM Designs have released the first images of ‘Te Ara Pounamu’. The building will be at the gateway to Mawhera and the flagship for the Pounamu Pathway on the West Coast...
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21 Oct 2022

Wood Makes Solid Construction Comeback

RNZ: Wood is making a comeback as the construction industry looks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from high carbon materials like concrete and steel. The government’s Building for Climate Change...
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21 Oct 2022

CLT Handbook now Available in Special UK Edition

A new edition of the 150-page Swedish Wood CLT handbook has been adapted for the UK market and brought up to date with the latest research and developments by industry...
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14 Oct 2022

New Apartments Showcase Low Carbon Building Benefits 

Building with renewable engineered wood rather than concrete offers a significant win for the environment and the financials, a new case study has revealed. The study used Clearwater Quays luxury...
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14 Oct 2022

Unique Opportunity for Young Interns

This opportunity comes with a free conference registration – up to about eight of them in fact for – for this year’s WoodWorks event running in Rotorua, New Zealand on...
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14 Oct 2022

Mitsubishi Jisho Design Completes “Japan’s First Hybrid Timber High-Rise Hotel”

Architecture studio Mitsubishi Jisho Design has completed an 11-storey hybrid timber hotel in Sapporo, Japan, that was designed to use as much local timber and as little concrete as possible....
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07 Oct 2022

Launceston’s $30 Million, 28-Metre-High Timber Building

Launceston’s $30 million, 28-metre-high timber building is set to become the most sustainable and carbon-positive office in Tasmania. Encompassing 500m2 of Cusp CLT, it also aims to be the first...
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07 Oct 2022

Unique Opportunity for Young Interns/Trainees

This opportunity comes with a free conference registration – up to about eight of them in fact for – for this year’s WoodWorks event running in Rotorua, New Zealand on 8-9...
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07 Oct 2022

Premium USA Wood-Works Content Available

WoodWorks NZ followers now have access to premium content on the Wood-Works USA websites. To take advantage of the free access to events and content use the code: FreeNZ Click on...
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07 Oct 2022

TDS Webinar this week: Seismic Performance and Durability of Timber-Based Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – Webinar 13 October

Join the Timber Design Society for the ninth webinar of the Timber Design series with David Carradine. The detailing and performance of SIP systems can be significantly different to other...
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07 Oct 2022

Research in BC on Wood-Steel Hybrid Building Safety

(Prince George, BC, Canada) — Combining steel and wood in building design can make our structures more sustainable, but how do these hybrid buildings handle fire, earthquakes and other cascading...
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30 Sep 2022

Last Chance for Early Bird Rates

Our WoodWorks conference is now just over a month away and registrations are pouring in.  Early bird rates finish this Friday so this is your last chance to take advantage of...
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30 Sep 2022

Embodied Carbon Unicorn Moment

From the team at Logic Group: Recently we were given the chance to truly test our V-Quest comparative analysis tool as a service. The project, Five 5 storey apartment blocks,...
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30 Sep 2022

Cool School

Check this out, if this doesn’t make you want to go back to kindergarten again, what would? The project brief was to create a unique early childhood centre that would...
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26 Sep 2022

TE WARE HONONGA Digital Fabrication

The new building at Taranaki Cathedral will be a centre for peace and reconciliation; called Te Whare Hononga – The House That Binds. The single storied structure consists of a...
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26 Sep 2022

WoodWorks Conference a Must for Those in Engineered Wood Design and Construction

Running in early November, our 7th annual WoodWorks mass timber conference brings together leaders in engineered wood design and construction. Mass timber technology developments, including LVL and CLT, prefabrication and...
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26 Sep 2022

Mid-Rise Wood Construction Events

World’s Tallest Timber Residential Building: Hear first-hand from the Danish Architect Places at the Mid-Rise Wood Construction event hosting Enlai Hooi, Global Head of Innovation at Schmidt Hammer Lassen, are...
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26 Sep 2022

Canadians Release New Guide for Timber Structures

FPInnovations launches its new Modelling Guide for Timber Structures. FPInnovations is a Canadian organisation performing state-of-the-art research, developing advanced technologies, and delivering innovative solutions. Their new guide aims to reduce...
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21 Sep 2022

Japanese and Australian Firms Collaborate on World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Construction firms from Japan and Australia have started work on a 182-meter-high skyscraper in central Sydney in what is planned to be the world’s tallest hybrid-timber building using an eco-friendly...
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19 Sep 2022

PM Visits He Toki Kai Te Rika Building Site

On an official visit to Dunedin, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took the time to visit the Otago Polytechnic, for a tour around the building site of what will eventually become...
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19 Sep 2022

Timber Design Society 2022 Roadshow

Join TDS for a full day design workshop to share expert knowledge and meet likeminded colleagues Feature Topics Adoption of the new Detailed Connection Design to the NZS AS 1720.1...
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19 Sep 2022

Wooden Cities Key to Cutting Worldwide Carbon Emissions to Combat Climate Change

The Forest Owners Association President is predicting massive increases in the worldwide demand for engineered timber construction. Grant Dodson has told delegates at the Forest Institute Conference in Auckland today...
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19 Sep 2022

London: New Wooden Office Building by Waugh Thistleton Is Absolutely ‘LVLy’

A different kind of mass timber is thinner and stronger. The Black and White Building is a future office structure in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood that started construction this summer under...
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19 Sep 2022

Fire Code updated by American Wood Council

This week the American Wood Council issued the first-ever ANSI accredited version of the Fire Design Specification for Wood Construction (2022). This document has been updated and expanded through a...
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12 Sep 2022

Taranakipine Vacancy: Chief Operating Officer

Taranakipine are leaders in the design, manufacture, and marketing of engineered timber products. Established 40 years ago, Taranakipine holds a significant position in both NZ and overseas timber products markets...
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12 Sep 2022

Launceston’s Mass Timber Build

Launceston’s $30 million, 28-metre-high timber building is set to become the most sustainable and carbon-positive office in Tasmania. Encompassing 500m2 of Cusp CLT, it also aims to be the first...
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12 Sep 2022

Law Changes To Enable Faster Consenting, More Prefabs, Comes Into Force

Government Law Changes To Enable Faster Consenting, More Prefabs, Comes Into Force; from Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister for Building and Construction. BuiltReady scheme will streamline consenting for offsite manufacturers...
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05 Sep 2022

The Otago Polytechnic Trades Training Centre Update

Update from the team involved in the Otago Polytechnic Trades Training Centre. This week the final LVL and CLT installation will take place in Zone 3 as well as the...
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05 Sep 2022

HomeGround Case Study Seminar

The award winning HomeGround building is the venue for a stand-alone Mass Timber Case Study seminar brought to you by Mid-Rise Wood. About this event A fantastic opportunity for those...
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05 Sep 2022

World’s Tallest Timber Residential Building: Hear First-Hand from the Danish Architect

In the next four years, the world’s tallest residential building with a load-bearing structure in wood, will rise above the ridges in the Swiss city Winterthur, close to Zürich. The...
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05 Sep 2022

Timber Construction Takes off with Stunning Zurich Airport Terminal

A team of prestigious architects and engineers, including Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), HOK and Buro Happold, has revealed plans for an ambitious new airport expansion for Zurich, Switzerland. The building will be primarily constructed from...
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29 Aug 2022

State of Tall Timber 2022

The past few years have seen tremendous interest in the development of mass timber buildings of increasing height, in urban settings, many of which are hybrid structures with other materials....
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29 Aug 2022

Ten Years of Mass Timber R&D Coming Together on Haven Road

The Engco team are proud to have delivered the structural design on this exciting project. It is a benchmark project for the industry made possible by our specialist timber design...
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28 Aug 2022

Invisible Coating to Make Wood ‘Fireproof’

An invisible coating that can “fireproof” wood has been invented by scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). With the popularity of mass engineered timber growing in the construction...
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28 Aug 2022

Atlassian Sydney Headquarters

“TTW are proud to be part of the team who are bringing to life this world-leading sustainable tower that will become Atlassian‘s flagship home in Sydney. It’s an incredible hybrid timber...
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22 Aug 2022

ACM HomeGround Seminar Invitation 

A fantastic opportunity for those in the wood industry; architects, project teams and industry partners, to step inside this award winning Mass Timber building and learn more about the processes...
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22 Aug 2022

Semi-Permanent Invitation to Auckland & Wellington

Mid-Rise Wood Construction is pleased to welcome Enlai Hooi, Global Head of Innovation at Schmidt Hammer Lassen, to share inspiring insights into the project and to discuss the opportunities for...
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19 Aug 2022

Conference Support Grant for WoodWorks Conference

The New Zealand Timber Design Society (TDS) is happy to offer two conference support grants for the WoodWorks Conference, 8-9 November 2022, Rotorua, New Zealand. Successful recipients will receive financial assistance...
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17 Aug 2022

Auckland City Mission HomeGround Building Wins Top Property Council Award

Auckland City Mission’s HomeGround development took home the Supreme Award at this year’s Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards. The complex, which is designed to give...
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17 Aug 2022

Job Vacancy: Cadwork CAD/CAM Technician

Hector Egger New Zealand has a unique opportunity for an intermediate/advanced Cadwork CAD/CAM technician to join their fast growing team in Central Otago. The successful applicant will be working in...
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08 Aug 2022

Red Stag purchases TimberLab

Surging interest in sustainable construction has seen one of the country’s oldest mass timber businesses combine with one of the youngest. After 64 years in McIntosh family ownership TimberLab Solutions...
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03 Aug 2022

World’s Tallest Timber Hotel to Open in Adelaide in 2024

Veteran developer Barrie Harrop’s Thrive Construct will build the world’s tallest timber hotel in the Adelaide city centre, and a second timber hotel in regional Whyalla, as part of a...
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03 Aug 2022

Meet the Robot Helping to Build Western Australia’s Largest Mass-Engineered Timber Building

A new Murdoch University project is to be the largest mass-engineered timber building in Western Australia. Large mass-engineered timber construction projects require placing hundreds of thousands of screw fixtures. A...
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03 Aug 2022

Fire Safe Use of Wood in Buildings – Global Design Guide

The Fire Safe Use of Wood (FSUW) global network has published the “Fire Safe Use of Wood in Buildings – Global Design Guide”. The guideline is edited by Andy Buchanan and...
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29 Jul 2022

Auckland City Mission ‘HomeGround’ wins NZIA Award

Auckland City Mission’s new HomeGround, a striking new Mansons TCLM Fanshawe St office block and many homes won regional architecture awards recently. Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects...
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29 Jul 2022

Fortifying CLT Walls for Earthquake-Proof Buildings

Wood has similar strength to concrete, yet one fifth of the weight, meaning timber buildings naturally have much lower earthquake loads. A novel approach to the way cross-laminated timber (CLT)...
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29 Jul 2022

Carbon Solutions Lie With Tall Timber for Buildings

When it comes to reducing the energy intensity of buildings, turning out the lights and easing up on the air conditioning will only go so far. Ultimately, reducing the carbon...
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29 Jul 2022

Williams + Goulder choose Cusp CLT for Self Portrait at Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne design week is an annual showcase of the best collectible contemporary design in Australia. It is the event for Australia’s leading designers to exhibit their work. Jon Goulder and...
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18 Jul 2022

Techlam’s Sustainability Expansion

Two manufacturing companies can take the next step in innovation and sustainability thanks to a cash injection from the Government’s Regional Strategic Partnership Fund. Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart...
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18 Jul 2022

Fire Engineering Key to Haven Road Apartment Design

Mass timber is going through a meteoric rise within NZ, with many major projects committing to significant timber content of the building’s structure. Locally, Holmes have worked with the RM...
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18 Jul 2022

Low Office Vacancy Rate: Mass Timber Opportunity?

While new build office development activity is ramping up in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, now is still the best time to proceed, says Colliers. Development plans are being readied and...
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18 Jul 2022

16-Storey Midrise Office Tower Bentall Centre Downtown Vancouver

Burrard Exchange will offer premium AAA-calibre office space, with large floor plates reaching up to 30,000 sq ft — suitable for the unique needs of tech companies and other larger...
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06 Jul 2022

CHECK OUT OUR NEW CONFERENCE PROGRAMME ONLINE NOW

We are pleased to announce our conference programme for WoodWorks NZ Conference on 8-9th November in Rotorua. The programme is now online and registrations are open.  Be sure to register quickly at...
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06 Jul 2022

Climate Change Options Survey

With the built environment contributing nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions1, awareness and demand for more sustainable materials are increasing. The MBIE led ‘Building for Climate Change’ programme...
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06 Jul 2022

Entries for The Architecture Drawing Prize 2022 now open

In partnership with Make Architects and Sir John Soane’s Museum, World Architecture Festival (WAF) announces the call for entries for the sixth edition of The Architecture Drawing Prize, sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group. Launched in 2017, the...
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04 Jul 2022

Tauranga City Council mass timber building

The Tauranga City Council has revealed plans for their new multi-storey office building on Devonport Road. The building, which will house the Tauranga City Council, will aim for a net...
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04 Jul 2022

Call for Appointment of Government Architect

Greater Design Oversight Needed With NZ Set To See Impact Of Developer ‘Gold Rush’ – International Architect Tuesday, 28 June 2022 9:40 am | Sloan Architects Press Release An international...
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04 Jul 2022

Preliminary results from Ottawa mass timber fire tests

After last week’s more detailed story, we now have some initial results from a series of fire research tests on a mass timber structure in Ottawa, Canada. Public and private...
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27 Jun 2022

Haven Road, Nelson: A 6-storey apartment building project: RM Designs and partners

The Canterbury-based RM Designs team proudly shares their experiences with WoodWorks readers on their journey to design and build a new 6-storey apartment complex in Nelson for Vining Investment Properties...
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27 Jun 2022

MBIE: Proposed modular component manufacturer rules

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on proposed rules to support a new voluntary modular component manufacturer certification scheme. Several changes to support housing supply and...
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27 Jun 2022

Ottawa: Large scale mass timber fire testing

Trial by fire: Largest mass timber test in North America takes place this month Canada’s public and private sectors have partnered to conduct a series of fire research tests on...
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13 Jun 2022

Our WoodWorks NZ team is delighted to welcome Warren and Mahoney as a Sponsor

“Warren and Mahoney is excited to be partnering with WoodWorks NZ in their support of the development of mass timber architecture. We, like other industry leaders, believe that mass timber...
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13 Jun 2022

Conference dates and location for November

PLEASE NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have decided to change the DATE and VENUE for this event to 8-9th November, Distinction Hotel Rotorua.   Tues, 8 Nov: CLT Plant...
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13 Jun 2022

Hybrid steel and mass timber design guide

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has released the first-ever set of US recommendations for hybrid steel frames with mass timber floors, according to a news release. Design Guide...
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23 May 2022

V-Quest soft launch – An embodied carbon design tool

V-Quest is currently going through the final stages of development before we move into our Beta testing programme. We expect the Beta programme to commence upon the soft launch of...
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23 May 2022

Commercial Construction Survey Request/Invitation

BRANZ would like to invite you to participate in an industry-wide survey on the uptake of engineered wood products in the New Zealand construction industry. You have been identified as...
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16 May 2022

Plans submitted: Aussies reach for the sky in Perth

Grange Development submits plans for world’s tallest timber tower in South Perth – The world’s tallest $350 million hybrid timber tower with 245 apartments over 48 levels could soon be...
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16 May 2022

Protecting tall timber buildings from fire

Specialist engineers from WSP were commissioned to design the fire safety system for what is now Auckland’s tallest timber construction. Led by Auckland-based fire and life safety manager Biswadeep Ghosh,...
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16 May 2022

People On the Move

STEVE AVERY Woodspan are excited to introduce Steve Avery who started with them on the 26th of April as their new Woodspan Market Manager. Steve has a great foundation of knowledge...
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04 May 2022

Mass Timber for Nelson Apartments

Nelson apartment project granted special housing status in 2019 is getting underway, and is hoped to be completed in under two years, barring unexpected Covid-19 delays. Vining Investment Properties director...
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04 May 2022

Perth Timber Tower to be World’s Tallest if approved

Melbourne developer James Dibble is hoping to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber building in South Perth after submitting plans for a 183-metre apartment tower that would be three metres higher...
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19 Apr 2022

International trends in mass timber construction

Vittorio Salvadori has a PhD in Timber Hybrid Buildings.  As part of  his PhD Research he surveyed and analysed more than 200 multi-storey timber-based buildings in the world, built between...
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19 Apr 2022

Investment For Next Gen Earthquake Protection Technology

New Zealand’s leading specialist seismic engineering company, Tectonus has raised NZ$8 million in a recent funding round led by New Zealand deep-tech venture capital firm Pacific Channel. Other investors who...
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29 Mar 2022

Case Study: New Zealand Artificial Limbs Society showcases wood for clients

WoodWorks sponsor, Techlam, are currently manufacturing components for the new NZ Artificial Limbs Society building in Burwood, Christchurch. We got some feedback from the team we’re working with on the...
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29 Mar 2022

Adam Strong, back in prefab along with the “A team”

Adam Strong has emerged in a new role as chief executive of Viridi Group, one of the “verticals” established by Kirk Tsihlis through his ambitious impact investment company TrueGreen. TrueGreen...
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29 Mar 2022

News just in from Sydney – World’s tallest hybrid timber tower approved

Shop Architects and BVN’s $1 billion tower for Australian tech company Atlassian has been approved. Billed as the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower when it was first unveiled in 2020,...
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29 Mar 2022

Meet the 2022 US Wood Design Award Winners

We are excited to announce the 2022 U.S. Wood Design Award winners—and to once again celebrate excellence in wood building design. The annual awards program charts the growing prevalence of...
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22 Mar 2022

Building for Climate Change update

In 2021, the Building for Climate Change team developed a proposed technical methodology for assessing the embodied carbon of new buildings in New Zealand. The proposed methodology has since been...
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22 Mar 2022

A mission to reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint

CIES Associate Professor Hamid Valipour has long been a man on a mission – a mission to reduce the construction industry’s currently massive carbon footprint. His work over the last...
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22 Mar 2022

New Sydney Fish Market’s distinctive roof to be made with spruce glulam and steel

A flagship project of the New South Wales government to support the tourism and fishing industries, the new Sydney Fish Market is being redeveloped as a world-class social and tourist...
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22 Mar 2022

Mass Timber Building Science Primer

Mass Timber Building Science Primer provides range of insights into how wood brings a range of advantages to commercial construction.  While this primer starts from first principles, it does contain...
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22 Mar 2022

Was 2021 the year mass timber broke through?

2021 might be remembered as the year when mass timber finally broke through as a construction material in the US. Last year, the International Code Council updated its International Building...
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09 Mar 2022

WoodWorks 2021/22 conference draws a large audience

Over 260 people registered for the 2021/22 WoodWorks Conference held last week using an online format.  Delegate feedback ratings were close to the highest ever received for this event which...
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09 Mar 2022

The Nature of Wood – New publication available

Terrapin’s new paper highlights the experiential and sensory aspects of wood as a building material and illustrates perspectives designers can use in material selection. The authors, Bill Browning, Catie Ryan...
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09 Mar 2022

New Virtual NZ Timber Design Centre announced

An agreement to create an industry advisory service for building designers will promote and facilitate greater use of timber in New Zealand buildings, says Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand...
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25 Feb 2022

In Conversation: Office building design

The world’s largest companies are striving to lead the way in building space for their staff and communities.  Here is some inspiration from Steven Paynter, an architect who was the...
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25 Feb 2022

Low-carbon lifestyle at Clearwater Quays

Cheaper, quicker, and more environmentally friendly… is this the future of New Zealand’s multi-story construction industry? We talk with Red Stag Timber CEO, Marty Verry about how the Clearwater Quays project, they are delivering...
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25 Feb 2022

Tryp Hotel Mass Timber Site Visit (Wellington)

Mass Timber Site Visit:  We invite all design and construction professionals to a site visit to the Tryp Hotel building project in downtown Wellington JOIN US on 7th April from 4pm. The...
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24 Feb 2022

Vacancy: Market Manager with Woodspan PLT Panels [Closing 7 Mar 2022]

Woodspan PLT Panels is growing. Seeking a Market Manager to lead this growth. Role can be based in New Plymouth, Auckland or Waikato. Woodspan are a proudly NZ owned manufacturer and fabricator of PLT (Parallel Laminated Timber) providing sustainable mass timber solutions to the construction market.  This innovative company was founded in 2018 and its success has resulted in a strong reputation and repeat business built from providing high quality, fit for purpose products and great customer service. Woodspans’ rapid...
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04 Feb 2022

A $300 million to boost timber construction

(Australia) The Clean Energy Finance Corporation will offer $300 million in debt financing to encourage greater use of cross-laminated timber and cut embodied carbon in commercial projects such as office...
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04 Feb 2022

Sustainable plasterboard uses seaweed

New seaweed plasterboard design provides safer, more sustainable building option – A revolutionary new plasterboard design incorporating seaweed could reduce the carbon footprint of building materials and contribute to safer,...
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04 Feb 2022

Video on the first vertical forest in social housing

Seven years after the inauguration of Bosco Verticale in Milan, Stefano Boeri Architetti presented a video documentary of Trudo Tower, the first Vertical Forest in social housing. The 19-storey residential...
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29 Jan 2022

Engineering student wins timber innovation contest with novel design

A 27-year-old civil engineering student at the University of Waterloo has caught the attention of mass timber engineering and design professionals in Europe through his design proposition for a seven-storey...
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29 Jan 2022

Innovation Hub putting NZ on the architecture world map

Scion’s Te Whare Nui o Tuteata is putting New Zealand on the architecture world map. Scion’s innovation hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, has won 14 domestic and international awards...
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29 Jan 2022

Changes are coming to the way Kāinga Ora works with architects

Changes are coming to the way Kāinga Ora works with architects, with the establishment of preferred supplier panels. These panels will give preferred suppliers visibility of the Kāinga Ora pipeline,...
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20 Jan 2022

Do you know where NZ’s biggest CLT building is?

Otago Polytechnic’s 231-bedroom Student Village is New Zealand’s largest completed* cross-laminated timber structure. Designed by architecture firm Mason&Wales, the project represented a significant opportunity for the institute to incorporate some...
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20 Jan 2022

Wood buildings ideal for coastal environments

Engineered timber experts, TimberLab, has been working alongside community representatives since early 2020 on the design and supply of a new hall for the Niutao Island community. Situated on Tuvalu’s...
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20 Jan 2022

New 20-storey timber building overlooking the Arctic Circle

The award-winning Sara Cultural Center by White Arkitekter building is located in Skelleftea, Sweden. Completed late 2021, it’s currently one of the world’s tallest timber buildings and includes a hotel,...
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19 Jan 2022

Operations Manager – Red Stag Wood Solutions Limited; Rotorua, New Zealand

Red Stag Wood Solutions Limited (Red Stag) is seeking a quality Operations or Plant Manager to be responsible for its Engineered Wood Product (EWP) plant in Rotorua within the greater Red Stag site. Red Stag is New Zealand’s largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturer in the country, and is in the process of becoming the largest manufacturer of Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) in New Zealand.  Red Stag is also a leading independent manufacturer of timber frames and trusses and prefabricated...
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21 Dec 2021

Have your say on Greenstar consultation (by 23 December)

A pivotal moment. Three years ago NZGBC commissioned thinkstep-anz to consider emissions from buildings. They set out that around 20% of NZ’s carbon pollution is from buildings (when one excludes...
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21 Dec 2021

Twenty per cent of new homes in Amsterdam to be constructed from timber

Architects and cities around the world are turning to timber construction for its sustainable attributes. Amsterdam’s new mandate that 20% of all new housing must use wood (or other bio-based...
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21 Dec 2021

Facade Rising On Google’s First Sunnyvale Mass Timber Office Building at 1265 Borregas Avenue

Google’s First Sunnyvale Mass Timber Office Building – Construction has topped out, with facade installation starting at 1265 Borregas Avenue in Sunnyvale’s Moffett Park area. The project will open as...
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13 Dec 2021

Massive mass timber development set for fast-track consent in Queenstown

Billion-dollar Queenstown development dubbed ‘Alpine Britomart’ a step closer to reality ~ Lakeview | Taumata, the stunning residential, hospitality, and retail precinct planned as an expansion to Queenstown’s CBD has...
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13 Dec 2021

What do we mean by ‘green’​?

The Green Star points system is under review so it is timely to ask; what does ‘green building’ mean to you? And therefore, what weightings should be given to the...
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13 Dec 2021

Wood is keen green and good in shakes

(its eco-friendly, value for money in construction and good a protecting us in an earthquake) Eco-friendly timber walls could replace steel or concrete, research finds ~ Two University of Canterbury researchers...
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13 Dec 2021

LVL webinars on LVL for tall timber buildings

Click here to view available webinars!...
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13 Dec 2021

First in Canada for robotic construction – New urban housing factory opens

Intelligent City opens first urban housing factory as world leader in applying robotics to construction Intelligent City has begun building urban housing projects in the company’s new factory on River...
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07 Dec 2021

Be Constructive Podcast #1 | Techlam

This week we give you our first instalment of our ‘Be Constructive Podcast’, where we speak to industry leaders and drivers of innovation to discuss the innumerable benefits of building...
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07 Dec 2021

Risk assessment for development and insurance: why Engineered Wood Products are a safe solution for mid-rise construction.

This article describes the typical risk assessment considerations applicable to the use of Engineered Wood Products (EWPs) in mid-rise construction, following the approach that I have learnt at the Property...
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07 Dec 2021

Stora Enso launches low-carbon industrial buildings solution

Eurban Limited have been working closely with Stora Enso to develop the structural solution for some of the concepts. A great collaboration with all different parties involved. It hopefully gives...
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26 Nov 2021

Local Modular Mass-timber Connection System to be developed

TimberLab is proud to announce that we have secured a Callaghan Innovation R&D Project grant to help us develop and standardise connection details for mid-rise mass timber construction. The project...
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26 Nov 2021

Scion Innovation Hub achieves global recognition

Scion Innovation Hub Te Whare Nui o Tuteata has won the top award in the Higher Education and Research category at the World Architecture Festival (WAF). The project by RTA...
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26 Nov 2021

WoodWorks USA resources for mass timber designers and engineers

Updated tall wood resources are available! Gain in-depth guidance on three common topics related to tallwood buildings, including design paths for 2021 code compliance. According to our tall wood expert, Ricky McLain, PE,...
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26 Nov 2021

Multi-Storey Timber-Based Buildings: An International Survey of Case-Studies with Five or More Storeys Over the Last Twenty Years

by Vittorio Salvadori I am thrilled to finally be able to share my dissertation “Multi-Storey Timber-Based Buildings: An International Survey of Case-Studies with Five or More Storeys Over the Last Twenty Years.” You can find the digital version here:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/356458852_Multi-Storey_Timber-Based_Buildings_An_International_Survey_of_Case-Studies_with_Five_or_More_Storeys_Over_the_Last_Twenty_Years/link/619c981907be5f31b7acebf1/download  My research includes the largest survey ever done on the state of the art of Multi-Storey Timber-Based Buildings, with an in-depth analysis of the design and contextual aspects of 197 selected case-studies. Sharing this knowledge with as many professionals as possible was the...
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22 Nov 2021

CLT: The Healthy Choice – A Case Study

As featured in Master Builder New South Wales magazine MODULAR building company Fabprefab has decked out its NSW central coast warehouse with XLam’s Responsible Wood-certified Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) product...
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22 Nov 2021

Forget ‘Gliding On’ … here are the facts direct to you

Back in the good old days of cardigans shorts and walk socks as the unofficial uniform of dithering public servants; here is a live dashboard for keeping check on Government’s actual delivery...
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22 Nov 2021

Ashburton District Council’s new library and civic centre

The team at Ashburton District Council‘s new library and civic centre is relishing the opportunity to use some of the latest construction technology on the project. As a fully integrated...
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22 Nov 2021

Adidas HQ in USA a mass timber convert – In Portland, the Adidas Village Connects Creativity, Community, and Sport

Following a national design competition, Adidas selected LEVER Architecture and Studio O+A to realize a 460,000-square-foot expansion of its North American headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The design for the North...
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10 Nov 2021

Zero-carbon Kiwi timber apartments cheaper to build, study says

Building a luxury apartment block from timber rather than concrete has kept more than a million kilograms of carbon dioxide out of the environment, a study has found. The timber...
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10 Nov 2021

Exploring the Benefits and Costs of Mass Timber Solutions

As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Linda Lodetti has spent most her life providing construction cost advice in South Africa, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. She is also the author...
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10 Nov 2021

Kāinga Ora showcases their successes at COP26

Great to see Ngā Kāinga Anamata developed by Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities being celebrated at the virtual pavilion for Build Better Now at COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference now open to the...
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04 Nov 2021

Our Very Own Mass Timber Giant

Mass Timber Giant Techlam has completed a massive (and mass timber) challenge – To produce more than a kilometre of timber rafter beams for Red Stag’s new manufacturing plant –...
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04 Nov 2021

Tasmania Health HQ is Carbon Neutral Building

Mass timber office building designed to be Tasmania’s greenest – Terroir has designed a mass timber office building in Launceston that is aiming to become “the most sustainable and carbon...
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04 Nov 2021

In Milwaukee a Very Tall Timber Building is Under Construction

How Ascent Is Pushing Mass Timber to New Heights — Partnerships, planning and perseverance are all critical components of a unique project in Milwaukee. The footings are in. The foundation...
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29 Oct 2021

Clearwater Open Days running next week

The Mid-Rise Wood Construction team invites you to register for our free on-site tours at the Clearwater Quays Apartment building project in Christchurch. Construction professionals invited to inspect low-carbon demonstration...
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29 Oct 2021

Mass timber close to home – University of Adelaide Student Accommodation

These are no Castle Street flats; in fact they are the complete opposite!  Today’s university students are certainly living the dream with this outstanding new award winning mass timber facility...
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29 Oct 2021

The “Duloc” of Mass Timber: Sweden’s Eco-town built on wood

Isn’t it good, Swedish plywood: the miraculous eco-town with a 20-storey wooden skyscraper – Skellefteå has wooden schools, bridges, even car parks. And now it has one of the world’s...
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26 Oct 2021

Clearwater Open Days coming in November

The Mid-Rise Wood Construction team invites you to register for our free on-site tours at the Clearwater Quays Apartment building project in Christchurch. Construction professionals invited to inspect low-carbon demonstration...
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26 Oct 2021

MBIE annual update shows healthy construction sector

Building And Construction Sector Trends Annual Report 2021 Indicates Sector Remains Strong In Face Of COVID-19 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the Building and...
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26 Oct 2021

Timber Industry plans wood festival for COP26

The World of Wood Festival for COP26 With the eyes of the world on COP26 in the first two weeks of November, the global timber industry is collectively hosting the...
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15 Oct 2021

WoodWorks Conference Rescheduled to 1-2 March 2022

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we have made a decision to reschedule our event. This will give us the best chance to attend this event in-person and enjoy our Red Stag CLT plant tour...
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15 Oct 2021

Construction professionals invited to inspect low-carbon demonstration building in November

In mid-November, construction professionals and property developers are invited to attend site visits to the Clearwater Quays Apartments, a model building for low-carbon construction in Christchurch. Earlier this year, open days...
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15 Oct 2021

Mass Timber Column to Column Connection Demo

If you’d like a sneak peak of the new mass timber column to column connector Holmes Solutions developed with Lendlease, check out this video showing the prototype in action.  Harriet...
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15 Oct 2021

CLT load bearing shearwalls?

“Sure, no problem” says Fast + Epp. Just add some steel plates, lots of screws and some cool concrete cylinders. Problem solved at Timber House Port Royal New Westminster BC. Source: LinkedIn...
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08 Oct 2021

UPDATE ON 6th ANNUAL WOODWORKS CONFERENCE

The biggest event on the mass timber calendar is our 6th Annual WoodWorks Conference.  We have had great support for this event and the associated tours to the nearby Red Stag...
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08 Oct 2021

Fire Professionals Impressed with Test Facility

(Australia) Fire safety professionals impressed by timber demonstration building – Recent tours of the FWPA-supported WoodSolutions mid-rise timber demonstration building were a big success with some of Australia’s leading fire safety professionals. ...
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08 Oct 2021

Swedish Cultural Centre joins Tall Timber Building Leaderboard

Designed by White Arkitekter, one of the world’s tallest timber buildings at last opens its doors to the public. The ‘Sara Cultural Centre’ rises 75 metres (246 feet) above the...
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04 Oct 2021

Techlam Case Study – Pre-Conference Tour insight!

Mass Timber Giant Our Challenge – Produce more than a kilometre of timber rafter beams for Red Stag’s new manufacturing plant – no problem for Techlam.Designed to be 161 meters...
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04 Oct 2021

Brisbane is home to Australasia’s most awarded workspace!

Among the steel and concrete buildings in Brisbane’s landscape, Aurecon’s client, Lendlease, offered an opportunity to be part of something special. Lendlease had an aspiration to construct tall buildings made of timber as part...
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04 Oct 2021

UK pavilion in Dubai uses CLT to celebrate their message

Lauded as one of the “must-see” highlights at this year’s Expo 2020 Dubai, the entry from the United Kingdom stands above the crowd thanks to a unique collaborative design from...
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27 Sep 2021

Peddlethorp’s Manuel Diaz identifies some of the challenges and opportunities facing architects under the New Zealand Government’s Building for Climate Change programme.

Changes are coming fast to the building industry, driven by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Building for Climate Change programme. This is the direction we need to...
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27 Sep 2021

Hines Breaks Ground on Melbourne’s Tallest Timber Tower

US real estate firm Hines will break ground on Melbourne’s tallest mass-engineered timber office building later this year after pausing plans for the $200-million project last year. The 15-level office project, dubbed...
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27 Sep 2021

New leader for tallest timber building in Germany “Roots”

Germany’s tallest wooden skyscraper broke ground in Hamburg. The building is called ‘Roots’ and the impressive wooden structure stands at 65 metres with 19 floors. The building is set to...
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17 Sep 2021

Chris Scott | Meet Our Presenters

Case Studies Showcasing Adaptive Reuse & Engineered Timber – Opportunities for Balancing Carbon Chris Scott, Principal – Registered Architect, JASMAX Jasmax have researched the carbon emissions of a number of...
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17 Sep 2021

Hunt on to find and fund large-scale mass timber buildings

Design funding is now available for qualifying, yet-to-be-constructed wooden buildings as part of a partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Red Stag. Funding of several hundred thousand...
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17 Sep 2021

Law changes may make apartments less risky

Housing affordability – A select committee report is due back this week on a bill reforming regulations for apartments, townhouses and other types of high-density property. As more home buyers...
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17 Sep 2021

ABBA reunion stage in mass timber

British architecture studio Stufish has revealed the first image of a temporary performance venue that is set to host Swedish pop group ABBA’s reunion tour at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic...
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17 Sep 2021

New residential development planned for Epsom

A new development in Auckland, dubbed ‘Symphony303’ is a great example of an adaptive reuse project being rebuild anew with mass timber. This latest residential project is   taking place on...
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17 Sep 2021

Kāinga Ora Passive Houses

Passive House is a performance based standard that is first and foremost about delivering on a promise: a comfortable, well-ventilated home that needs very little energy. These homes regulate their...
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13 Sep 2021

Shamubeel Eaqub | Meet Our Presenters

Build-to-Rent: An Opportunity for Engineered Wood and Commercial Builders Shamubeel Eaqub, Economist, Sense Partners House building is twice as big as non-residential. The way we build houses is about to...
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13 Sep 2021

Compare Embodied Carbon in Mass Timber, Steel, and Concrete Structures

Our climate is changing. Human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land, according to the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report. 39% of global GHG emissions are...
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13 Sep 2021

Remember the Food Pyramid – here’s a Construction Materials Pyramid

We’ve recently come across a clever saying “Planted-based Building Materials” of which wood is right up there as one of the best.  Well, those even cleverer folks at Abodo have...
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13 Sep 2021

Paul Fast – Gold Medal Address

On September 22, 2021, Paul Fast will be giving his Gold Medal Address at The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) International HQ in London. Paul has over 35 years of...
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03 Sep 2021

Are Engineered Wood Products (EWP’s) a viable alternative in commercial construction?

Member Chris Prier of Naylor Love is currently undertaking an MBA at Massey University and has chosen to do his final research project to determine whether engineered wood products can...
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27 Aug 2021

Marty Verry: Building Green – Stuart Nash on Right Side of Climate History

OPINION: The Government is using its own procurement to show how to build green by using less high-emission materials like concrete and steel. The lobbyists from those sectors have attacked...
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17 Aug 2021

Daniel Moroder | Meet Our Presenters

Case Study: From Paper to Reality – Te Ara o Puanga (Mary Potter Hospice Apartments) Daniel Moroder, Senior Structural Engineer, PTL, and President of the NZ Timber Design Society PTL...
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17 Aug 2021

New Leader takes World’s Tallest Timber Crown

World’s tallest timber tower begins overtaking nearby buildings USA – Construction of Ascent, a 25-story mass timber building, is underway in downtown Milwaukee, and it’s beginning to overtake nearby buildings....
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17 Aug 2021

The Treatment & Prevention of Mould on Engineered Timber Products.

We’ve released a new document! The Treatment & Prevention of Mould on Engineered Timber Products.Have a read on our website, and let us know if you want any more information...
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10 Aug 2021

Bernie O’Fagan | Meet Our Presenters

The Tools Required to Advocate for Mass Timber – (Perspectives from a small Christchurch design studio) Bernie O’Fagan, Owner – RM Designs How do you introduce your clients to mass...
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10 Aug 2021

This Week’s Highlights

WoodWorks 2021 Conference – Our 6th Annual WoodWorks 2021 Conference, incorporating local CLT plant tours, has been rescheduled. It will now run, as an in-person event, on Wednesday 3 November 2021. The BRANZ pre-conference workshop and CLT plant tours to Red Stag’s Waipa site are planned to run on Tuesday 2 November. Further details can be found in the story in this week’s issue or from the event website...
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10 Aug 2021

Government Updates on Carbon Reduction for Buildings

MBIE Update – The team at MBIE are busy analysing feedback received on the embodied carbon methodology, and are incredibly grateful for the time and effort that went into submissions,...
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10 Aug 2021

Dr. Tripti Singh | Meet Our Presenters

Potential NZS 3602 Changes Relating to Engineered Wood Products Dr. Tripti Singh, Team Leader (Wood Science Design) & Project Leader (Bioactives, Wood Protection), Scion As a chairperson of the Standards committee for the...
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10 Aug 2021

Curved Stairwell at Clearwater Quays

Rounding it out! Our curved stairwell is starting to take shape at Clearwater Quays. Amazing how a few new timber members make all the difference to a project. Kobe Construction...
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10 Aug 2021

Timber and Digital Design Make Great Dfma Combination

The combination of digital technology and mass timber is revolutionising the way we design and build buildings, according design specialist at Dassault Systèmes. Titled “How Virtual Mass Timber Extends and...
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03 Aug 2021

Revolutionary Screw Halves Sound Transmission

One of the biggest complaints about the kind of multi-family housing is noise from neighbours that comes through the walls and ceilings. The problem can be even worse in wood...
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03 Aug 2021

WoodWorks USA Online Workshop – Mass Timber Construction Management: Unique Considerations for Success

More and more, building owners and designers are pursuing mass timber for its speed of construction, aesthetics, sustainability and strength-to-weight ratio. However, while design and code aspects receive a great...
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26 Jul 2021

Phillip Howard | Meet Our Presenters

Clearwater Quays Architecture: Showcasing Wood in Design for Apartment Living Phillip Howard, Principal & Registered Architect, Pacific Environments For architects, the attraction of working with timber goes beyond the clear...
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26 Jul 2021

Webinar – Detailing Deep Dive for Fire Acoustics & Structural for Mid-Rise Multi-Family

Step up your detailing game with this wood design workshop! What is the most economical unit demising wall assembly in a multi-family building? How do you detail the intersection of...
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26 Jul 2021

Mass Timber for athlete’s villages at future Olympics

With the Olympics being top of mind for anyone following any news feeds just now, the topic of timber and building athlete’s villages now springs to mind as Brisbane has...
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20 Jul 2021

Be Constructive Podcast – Timberlab

Timberlab’s Sam Leslie and Andrew Hewitt join us to chat about their innovative elements for the Clearwater Quays Apartments currently under construction in Christchurch. Listen below....
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20 Jul 2021

Webinar notice – A Kiwi in Canada: Mass timber case studies and timber design learnings

Join the upcoming TDS webinar by Andrew Dunbar from Structex, who will talk about his experience while working in Canada at Fast + Epp. The presentation will cover general observations...
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12 Jul 2021

Marty Verry | Meet Our Presenters

A 5-Storey Mass Timber Demonstration Building – It’s Role in Building for Climate Change Marty Verry, Group CEO & Chair, Red Stag Group Marty Verry spearheaded the industry’s advocacy for...
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12 Jul 2021

Kāinga Ora is Ramping up Offsite Manufactured Builds

In Session 4 for our WoodWorks Conference we will have 2 speakers outlining how the Kāinga Ora team did the mahi to arrive at their recently announced building system approach....
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12 Jul 2021

Roy Thompson | Meet Our Presenters

Build-to-Rent Case Study: New Ground Living Roy Thompson, Managing Director, New Ground Capital New Ground is both a developer and manager of Build-to-Rent housing, and a joint-venture manager of the...
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12 Jul 2021

Timber towers stronger than steel

Mass engineered timber is taking on other tall towers besides making beautiful buildings.  Danish wind energy giant Vestas has boosted its investment in Swedish wood technology company Modvion, which specialises in...
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05 Jul 2021

Bereavement | Jason Guiver

It is with great sadness to inform you that Jason Guiver passed away on Monday 21st June 2021 at Nelson Hospice at the age of 55. In late 2019 Jason...
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05 Jul 2021

Barry Lynch + Eoin McLoughlin | Meet Our Presenters

Rapid Technology Quantifies Advantages of Timber Design & Carbon Sequestration Barry Lynch, Director & Quantity Surveyor & Eoin McLoughlin, Quantity Surveyor, Logic Group The decision to build with sustainable timber...
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05 Jul 2021

Clearwater Quays Apartments Update

LVL Prefabrication for Clearwater Apartments, Christchurch, New Zealand Project team: Enovate Consultants, Pacific Environments, Logic Group, Kobe ConstructionClient: Red Stag Investments  The Clearwater Apartments (The Gap) is a 5-levelled high-end...
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29 Jun 2021

WoodWorks 2021 Conference Registrations Now Open

We’re pleased to announce that registrations for our 6th Annual WoodWorks Conference for 2021 are now open.  This year we have a fantastic conference program lined up for everyone looking...
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29 Jun 2021

Auckland: Tall timber’s time has arrived

Developers will be able to demolish homes and build apartment blocks of at least six storeys deep inside many of Auckland’s traditional suburbs under a new Labour Government law aimed...
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29 Jun 2021

10-Story High-Rise Built in Just One Day

Prefabricated buildings are designed to be put together very quickly – that’s a big part of their appeal, after all. However, you’d be hard-pressed to find a building that goes...
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28 Jun 2021

Moisture Control During Construction – Practical Hints

“We are just completing the waterproof membrane on level 9 CLT. This allows us to start board on level 2+ while we continue to climb to level 12! Why are...
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