In this episode, in the fall of 2017, Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., announced a deal in Toronto to build a dream city “from the Internet up”, however some argue that dream was nothing more than some pretty pictures. After just a single visit to Australia, UK-based James Jones & Sons decided to buy a 60 per cent stake in Australian timber companies XLam and Hyne Timber. Winner in the Experimental Future Projects category in the World Architecture Festival 2021, SAWA – designed by Mei Architects and Planners – is Rotterdam’s first 50-meter-high residential building and it was developed with the goal to prove that humans can live and build in a sustainable way. Designed by CS&P Architects Inc., the Glulam beam and steel structure is being built by construction manager Percon Construction Inc. and is intended to improve the quality of recreational services to meet population growth and changing demographics in the area. Paul Kremer talks with Christina Wijeratne about the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and how it is seeking to transform Australia's approach to large-scale building construction, with a new $300 million program to encourage mass timber construction across the property sector. The International Mass Timber Conference is only two weeks away! Get your tickets now.
Production by Deeelicious Beats
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production
Sponsors of the Podcast:
Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.
International Association for Mass Timber Construction (IAMTC)
The International Association for Mass Timber Construction aims to promote and deliver value to its members and associated stakeholders through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy, thought-leadership, development for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing sectors, provide education, training/teaching and research in establishing a global mass timber construction sector across the five contents of the world.