Mass Timber Construction Podcast

Mass Timber Market Updates - August 2023 - Week Thirtytwo

August 14, 2023 Paul Kremer Season 3 Episode 169
Mass Timber Construction Podcast
Mass Timber Market Updates - August 2023 - Week Thirtytwo
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Prepare to journey into the mesmerizing world of mass timber construction around the globe. Unravel fascinating details about the cutting-edge developments in Sydney, Australia, where two significant designs are set to redefine architectural standards. Get the inside scoop on the Red Sea Destination Project, marking progress like never before and setting the stage for regenerative tourism. You'll be on the edge of your seat as we reveal the tallest mass timber project in the United States, a beacon in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions.

Be the first to know about the British Columbia government's generous funding for the province's mass timber demonstration program, nurturing growth and innovation. Then, celebrate Nashville's bold step towards a greener future as we discuss their recent inclusion in the International Building Code. This episode is more than just news; it's an in-depth exploration of the evolution and growth of mass timber construction. From Sydney to Nashville, we're tearing down borders to bring you the latest and greatest in the field. Whether you're just waking up or winding down for the day, this week's episode is a must-listen. Tune in and let's explore the future, one timber project at a time.

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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 it Anyway podcast in the world. The past Timber construction podcast, and now here's what's right about your house. Good morning, good afternoon all, good evening Wherever you're on the world today, welcome to the Mass Timber Construction podcast. My name is Paul Kremer, your host, and we take a look at mass timber construction around the world each week to tell you about the projects that are making impact on the global stage. Before we begin, though, make sure that you never miss an episode of this podcast by hitting the subscribe button in whatever platform Spotify, Apple, google, wherever you get your podcasts downloaded from. Please make sure you hit subscribe, because we bring you episodes every week, and we would hate for you to miss out on some important news. Thanks very much for joining us again for another week. Let's have a look at what's making news around the world this week, in mass timberland and in Australia. First up, a practice in Sydney called Choffery has won a design competition for two significant buildings in a place called Paramatta, at what's called the waterfront. The 52 story mixed use tower is an eight story high commercial building, and the eight story high commercial building will be built from mass timber. The mass timber structure will be redefining the architectural statement of the building in the area, bringing a warmth and natural tactility to the project, says the architects in the statement. The tall tower will house arrangement apartments and a five story podium which will be accommodating a 4000 square foot commercial and retail residence. If you'd like to see more about this amazing project in Sydney, australia, please head to our LinkedIn feed page and you can have a look there. The British Columbia government is at it again and is just recently announced it's providing more than $4 million to the provinces mass timber demonstration program, or the MTDP. The funding is for incremental costs in the design and construction of buildings that showcase emerging new mass timber, mass timber hybrid systems and construction processes. It builds on BC's global leadership in the area developing and utilizing mass timber product technologies and services to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Two of Diamond Schmitt's projects are among the list of eight demonstration projects and four research projects that received a grant. So congratulations to everyone who's been in the next round of BC grant investment, including Diamond Schmitt, for your work. If you'd like to see the designs for these projects again, please head to the mass timber construction journal LinkedIn feed. And about two years ago we reported on the Red Sea global. The RSG multi project developer behind the world's most ambitious regenerative tourism destination has released a comprehensive update on the construction progress across phase one of the Red Sea destination project. This month, in August, marks six years since the Red Sea was first announced by his Royal Highness, the Saudi Crown, prince Muhammad bin Salim, as the international tourist destination as part of the Kingdom's 2030 vision. And now the Red Sea's first three hotels in the phases one of the International Airport are on track to open later this year, and the latest construction update reveals the remarkable progress achieved across the destination, including a future further 13 hotels and supporting infrastructure. And to the United States. Now and the data science building in Philly's tallest mass timber project in the United States is increasing its efforts to reduce greenhouse carbon gas emissions, which has had a federal funding government target of eliminating carbon by 2050. Gutman Hall is a perfect example of what the effort of a six story structure that's being built through use of mass timber construction and the method of building and assembling of large engineered wood panels from a prefabricated approach to construction, reporting a total of 82 truckloads of mass timber construction products that will be assembled on site using the frame and new for the new data science building, according to KSS Architects. If you'd like to see more about this impressive project in Philly, please head to our mass timber construction journal LinkedIn feed and you'll be able to see more then Staying in the US now and we'd like to extend an amazing welcome to the family to Nashville for signing up for the International Building Code, the IBC 21. Mayor John Cooper signed the agreement and making it law, amending the metro building code and adopting the new standards, including the regulation of mass timber construction. The passage of this legislation has been welcomed by the department with Metro codes, interim director Byron Hall, stating as the need for residential commercial space continues to grow in Nashville, it's vital that Metro buildings code continue to adapt and adopt new and environmental ways for builders to create innovative, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions for structural systems. Fantastic to have you on board Nashville. Welcome to the party. So that's it, folks. That's all we've got time for this week in mass timber construction land, with a very quick update for you doing the global round, some interesting news coming from all corners of the world this week. We look forward to bringing the news next week as well. Please make sure you like, subscribe, comment and give us some positive feedback for all of the efforts that we put into bringing you the news from mass timber construction land around the world each week, and thank you very much for tuning into this episode. Good morning, good afternoon or good night. I'm Paul Kramer signing off for another week of the mass timber construction podcast. You.