Mass Timber in Hybrid Industrial Developments: Halcyon Warehouse Case Study – A current project being built in South Auckland by Robert Cunningham Construction for local company Halcyon, showcases the use of mass timber structural solutions as part of a hybrid approach for industrial developments.
This project utilises both Glulam and CLT to provide the structure for the two-storey office located at the front end of the main warehouse. Glulam portal frames with double-height columns, mid-floor beams and roof rafters in a moment-resisting portal frame configuration, provide gravity support to the floor and roof as well as lateral bracing, the base and knee connections incorporate cleats for a steel rod cross-bracing system to provide longitudinal bracing.
The CLT floor system takes care of gravity and live loads, in-plane floor bracing and acts as a diaphragm. Together this provides a complete mass timber solution that is quick to install and cost-effective. With a number of elements left exposed in the finished interior, this structure will also provide an amazing visual environment for the office team to work.
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