Mass Timber Construction Podcast

Mass Timber Market Updates - August 2023 - Week Thirtythree

August 21, 2023 Paul Kremer Season 3 Episode 170
Mass Timber Construction Podcast
Mass Timber Market Updates - August 2023 - Week Thirtythree
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What if I told you that you could discover the future of building construction through one podcast episode? Well, brace yourselves for a whirlwind journey across the globe as we delve into the world of Mass Timber Construction. Tune in to hear about the notable industry insights on Timber Offsite Construction technology from our expert speakers at the upcoming Frame Australia event in Melbourne. Don't miss out on hearing about the significant changes in the Californian building code aimed at reducing embodied carbon emissions and the merits they convey. 

Ever wondered how a vertically integrated business model can offer simple yet effective solutions? Find out from our discussion on the Mastimba project in Abbotsford, Canada. We also take a detour to Sydney to find out more about Choffery's design for the Paramatta Mixed Use Development and its towering 52-storey mixed-use tower. Finally, we travel to Vancouver for a peek at a revolutionary 10-storey mast timber commercial office building with a unique honeycomb-shaped exterior facade. Subscribe and stay on top of the latest trends and advancements in Mass Timber Construction. Let's build a greener future together!

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are live. This is the moment you all have been waiting for. It's a compile for the global sensation, the one, the only, the all-disputed Anyway Podcast in the World, the past Timber construction podcast, and now here's what's right behind your house. Good morning, good afternoon all, good evening. We're out there in the world today. Welcome to the Mass Tima Construction Podcast. It has been an incredible week. We look forward to bringing the news, but before we do, please hit the subscribe button. If you're not a subscriber to our podcast, never miss an episode by subscribing, and thank you to Bruce Buffer for bringing us the introduction every week here on the podcast. There are some exciting events happening around the world this week, so let's get right into it. The first one is that Frame Australia, called Timber Offsite Construction, will be happening in September early September, from September 10 in Melbourne at the convention centre. So if you want to go and hear some amazing speakers talking about industry-wide information around Timber Offsite Construction technology, please do head down and get your tickets at Timber Offsite Construction, or what is called Frame Australia, as soon as possible and we'll see you down there. And to California now and California has recently adopted changes to its building code that will limit embodied carbon emissions in commercial and school buildings. The California Building Standards Commission voted to changes to make effect in August 2023, which then is the first state in the nation to implement the required embodied carbon reduction in some buildings. The new code will limit the embodied carbon emissions in the construction, remodel, the adaptive reuse of commercial buildings larger than 100,000 square feet or 9,230 square metres in the metric, or school projects over 50,000 square feet or 4,650 square metres, according to the AIA. In California, and excellent friends to the podcast, to the team at Structural Craft, have topped out on-site their Mastimba project in Abbotsford in Canada, a challenging project for the engineers and the site team. They strategised to effectively lay the Mastimba grid out in irregular shaped building and the many boundary conditions, including counter-lever canopies. The project served as an example for how vertically integrated business model can simply and elegantly provide solutions for clients. So well done to the clients, who is the Seventh Day Adventist Church, to site lines architect, to quantum properties and, of course, to the engineer and the subcontracting team based with Structural Craft to get that project over the line, and to Sydney, australia now. And Choffery's designed for the Paramatta Mixed Use Development which is on the riverfront of Paramatta, celebrating what they deem as a place for modern living, will have a 52-storey mixed-use tower with an eight-storey commercial building sitting alongside it. They're located on the banks of the river and they will form part of the high-density northern edge set of towers forming the second CBD in Sydney. The winning design that was chosen proposes a five-storey podium, which will accommodate a 4,000 square metre of commercial and retail space, with an additional 4,500 square metres of bespoke commercial offering, an eight-storey mast timber engineered building at the south end of the site. If you'd like to see images of this amazing project for the Paramatta, sydney's second CBD, please head to the Mast Timber Construction Journal linked in feed. And Vancouver. Canada hits the mark again with a mast timber constructed building. A revolutionary 10-storey mast timber commercial office building that will feature a unique honeycomb-shaped exterior facade is under construction in False Creek Flats neighbourhood in Vancouver. The 168,000 square foot structure is being constructed using mast timber and components include CLT floor plates, sheet walls and balconies, and glue-laminated timber beams, columns and braces. The striking perimeter becomes part of the structural frame being used as the exterior, which eliminates the need for conventional cast-in-place concrete cores, whereby reducing the building's environmental impact. If you'd like to see more on this amazing building, head to our linked in feed. And so that's it, folks. That's all we've got time for this week. That's what's making news around the world in the Mast Timber Construction Land. Please do subscribe and tune in every week so you can hear what's happening On the latest around the world from Mast Timber Constructed Project, and please do keep us up to date with any current events or affairs that are happening for you in Mast Timber Construction Land, and we'd be very pleased to promote them. As long as they're publicly available, we will promote it. Thank you for tuning in again and we wish you an amazing week ahead. Good morning, good afternoon or good evening, wherever you're on the world today, my name is Paul Kramer, your host, signing off on the Mast Timber Construction Podcast. Thank you.