Mass Timber Construction Podcast

Mass Timber Market Updates - September 2023 - Week Thirtysix

September 18, 2023 Paul Kremer Season 3 Episode 173
Mass Timber Construction Podcast
Mass Timber Market Updates - September 2023 - Week Thirtysix
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Get ready for a global architectural journey! From Canada to Australia, this episode takes you through some of the most intriguing developments in the world of mass timber construction. As your host, I'm thrilled to invite you on this journey, starting with the groundbreaking A building at Centennial College. This marvel isn't just an architectural wonder, but also Canada's first lead gold, zero carbon mass timber high education building.

We'll also discuss the crucial outcomes from the Niri project's 10-story shake table test, providing valuable insights on modular stair systems. You'll be fascinated by the details of a proposed world's tallest timber tower, a $350 million development project in Perth, Western Australia, and marvel at the British Columbia Institute of Technology's (BCIT) colossal $33 million private funding obtained for its new trade and technology complex. Join me, Paul Cramer, as we explore these captivating developments in this week's episode of the Mass Timber Construction Podcast.

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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 our driver, your host. Good morning, good afternoon all. Good evening. We are the Otherworld Today. Welcome to the Mass Timber Construction Podcast. My name is Paul Cramer, your host. Welcome back for another week. Yes, the year is flying. There's only a few more weeks until we finish this year.

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Week 37 generally marks the start of the summer season for us here in Australia and I hope, wherever you are in the world, that you are getting some relief from the heat If you're in the north and you're getting some warmth If you're in the south, because certainly it has been a very interesting and cold, often cold, winter here in Australia. Let's have a look at what's making news around the world this week in Mass Timber Construction Land and the amazing Centennial College is opening its doors for its trailblazing A building in Canada's first lead gold, zero, carbon Mass Timber high education building, the A building, formerly known as the A block, establishes a new gateway between Centennial flagship progressive campus at Scarabara to the supporting indigenous ways of that being a part and function of the way it teaches. Using black spruce and predominantly featuring Mass Timber structure in the A building. This amazing wood structure showcases cross laminated and glulaminated timber systems and if you go to our LinkedIn feed, you will be able to see this amazing shot of this circular glulam structure with a skylight element and there are people sitting around having a conversation. It is an impressive building. So if you have not looked at the final photos, please go and do so. And if you've been following the updates from the Niri project which is just a reminder, the 10 story shake table test that Shaling Pay is doing with a team of people from all over North America and Canada, there are now some project outcomes coming out, and the first is five key takeaways for modular stair systems. If you go to our LinkedIn feed, you can actually see an article from the BDC networkcom BDC networkcom on the five things construction specialists learn from the 10 story shape table building specifically relating to modular stair systems, and we've posted an abbreviation of the entire little synopsis report that was put out on our LinkedIn page, so if you go there you'll be able to see it.

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And back to my home country, australia and Perth in Western Australia sees the $350 million development for the proposal for the world's tallest timber tower. It is yet to clear planning and has been rejected in a few areas in its development application by the city of South Perth, and so James Debel and team at Grange developments will have to keep pushing forward to make sure that the 178 meter tall project gets through planning and then becomes a realisation. And just as a reminder, according to its DA approval, it has a proposed development comprising of 237 dwellings, a ground floor arcade, an open rooftops sort of area and a facilities for horticultural workshops and urban farm, all located inside an amazing and impressive building made out of mass timber. So keep going, james. We're all behind you. If you want to follow updates, please head to the LinkedIn feed.

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And a great breakthrough for the British Columbia Institute of Technology, bcit. It has announced a $33 million private funding has been raised for its new trade and technology complex in Barnaby at the BC campus. Over 45 organisations and individuals contributed towards the construction $220 million project for the BCIT Inspire campaign. A release stated that is the largest fundraising campaign in the Institute's history. The BCIT curricula is developed in close consultation with industry, and so it's no wonder that industry has looked to provide support for this initiative. The state of the art facility will include classrooms, shops, labs, simulators, broadcasting studios, green roofs, energy grids, forest and waterway elements that all contribute to the School of Construction and Environment. It is impressive to see such community support for such a project and we look forward to watching its progress with interest.

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And so that's it, folks. That's all we've got time for this week in mass timber construction land and on the podcast, don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode that we bring to you every week. We've got some great guests lined up for you coming into the summer here in Australia, moving into the autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and we hope that you are well and we hope to see you again, or let you hear us again, in another week's time. So good morning, good afternoon all, good evening. We're everywhere in the world today. My name is Paul Kramer, signing off on the mass timber construction podcast.