Get ready to navigate the global landscape of mass timber construction with me, your host, Paul Kramer. From the buzzing streets of North London to the sun-drenched outskirts of Brisbane, we're taking you on a whirlwind tour of the latest mass timber projects that are reshaping the way we think about construction.
First, we'll journey to the heart of corporate America, where software giant Sage is paving the way with their new office space at Ponce City Market. Next, we're jetting off to British Columbia, where the BC Institute for Technology has some big plans for a mass timber trade complex. Down under, we'll explore a sustainable commercial office building with a layered façade of glazing and perforated metal screens. Back in the UK, we'll have an up-close look at an approved nine-floor mass timber building in North London. You don't want to miss these updates and more in our latest episode. Trust me, the future of construction is here, and it's made of wood.
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Ladies and gentlemen, we are live. This is the moment you all have been waiting for. It's time for the global sensation The one the only, the oldest you've ever made, anyway podcast in the world. The past Timber construction podcast, and now here's what's right around your house. Good morning, good afternoon or good evening, wherever you are in the world today. Welcome to the mass Timber construction podcast. My name is Paul Kramer, your host, and welcome to the middle of the year. It is week 25. It is June and it is the middle of the year. You will be getting either cooler or warmer, depending on which hemisphere you live in. And we'd also like to say an amazing milestone for the mass Timber construction journal family We hit 24,000 followers on LinkedIn recently, so that's 2.8 million impressions per year, over 41,000 engagements. That means likes, you know, numerous shares, and it's all thanks to your contributions, your comments, your reposts, etc. And we really do. Thank you for your engagement. Let's have a look at what's making news around the world this week. In mass Timber construction land, sage, the software organization they're going to relocate to the 619 Ponce Road, showing that the use of mass Timber for big corporates is a desirable feature. The building just recently topped out with a topping out ceremony And it is impressive to see that they will be entering into the Ponce City Market in 2024. Sage will take 57,000 to 87,000 square feet of the office space planned in Jamestowns in the newest development down there, that's using mass Timber construction. So congratulations to the executives at Sage for choosing a renewable material for your office tower A great choice by anyone's means in the mass Timber construction sector. And heading to British Columbia now, and the BC Institute for Technology has a concert properties center for trades and technology And a four story building is proposed. 7,670 square meter building with mass Timber elements will be announced by the end of the summer period, which is the summer period in the Northern Hemisphere, so probably heading towards August. The center is an anchor of $162 million worth of trades and technology complex. The first build phase will include four new trade centers impacting 20 trades in the Barnaby campus. The center is expected to begin construction in 2025 and will be completed in the last quarter of 2027. There is an estimate that the smaller complex of buildings will start in the first quarter of 2024 and take about a year to complete. So a number of phases. Congratulations to the BC IT Institute in British Columbia. A great project. If you'd like to see more details, you can see the renders on the mass Timber construction journal LinkedIn feed. And heading to Australia now, the Royal Neal architecture has designed a sustainable commercial office building on the fringes of the city of Brisbane, which is in Queensland, near the CBD, in a place called Newstead. The four story building will be the headquarters of the Asia Pacific Internet Development Trust, accommodating about 80 staff. The offices will be constructed using cross limited timber with layered facade of glazing and perforated metal screens that provide an expression of the depth from the outside world. The building is designed to be a vision and sound and light when required, inside the building. If you'd like to have a look at the renders for that place, head to the mass Timber construction journal LinkedIn feed. And heading to North London now, and a nine-floor mass timber building has been designed by Bennett's associates and just recently been approved for the site at number two copper square. The big timber office project site will sit next to the newly opened Clermont Park and alongside two major new public squares that will act as a gateway for the rest of the neighborhood. Typical floors are a spacious 18,350 square feet with views over Clermont Park and beyond playing fields to the Hampstead Heath area. If you'd like to see any more details on this project, head to our mass timber construction channel LinkedIn feed and you'll be able to read up on about it there. So that's it, folks. That's what's making news around the world this week in mass timber construction land. Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode. We look forward to bringing the news for the next coming week. Next week when we get there It's the middle of the year, celebrate the solstice and we look forward to catching up with you very soon. Thank you again to our 24,000 followers on LinkedIn, our followers on Twitter, and we look forward to bringing you the podcast next week. Have a great morning, evening or afternoon, wherever you're on the world. Today. This is Paul Kramer signing off on the mass timber construction podcast.