Mass Timber Construction Podcast

Mass Timber Market Updates - January 2024 - Week Two

January 14, 2024 Paul Kremer Season 4 Episode 188
Mass Timber Construction Podcast
Mass Timber Market Updates - January 2024 - Week Two
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Get ready to feast on the latest architectural innovations as we unveil the secrets behind the Villa Heights development in Axios Charlotte, a beacon of sustainable urban living. Picture this: a seven-story testament to eco-conscious design, intertwining biophilic elements with the robust beauty of mass timber. You won't want to miss our discussion with the strategy director, who'll share an insider's look at how this project is setting new standards for responsible construction.

As we highlight Dialog's impressive salmon safe certification in British Columbia, we celebrate their triumph in championing land and water stewardship. Plus, the academic prowess of PhD candidate Alex Mary shines through as we delve into her groundbreaking work on bio-based adhesives for cross-laminated timber. And finally, we cast our eyes towards Vancouver's skyline where the Mount Pleasant neighborhood may soon be crowned with the world's tallest hybrid residential building. Join us for an episode that not only maps the future of mass timber construction but also celebrates the minds shaping this sustainable revolution.

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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 Mass Timber Construction Podcast. And now here's what's right around your house. Good morning, good afternoon all, good evening wherever you are in the world today. Welcome to the Mass Timber Construction Podcast. This is the second week of 2024. We've already got into the swing of things. Just to let you know, the early bird specials for the International Mass Timber Conference in Portland, oregon as closed now, and so room and tours are booking out quickly. We're going to have Arnie on the show at some point before that conference. So if you do intend on going, act immediately because things are selling out quite quickly. If you have not listened to the podcast before and you want to keep up with the updates from all the projects that are reported around the world, please do make sure that you hit the subscribe button and never miss an episode. Let's have a look at what's making news around the world this week in Mass Timber Construction Land, and first up, we have the new seven-story villa heights development that will add flourishing retail and parks to the Axios Charlotte building. The project is known for providing the best of urbanist. Charlotte developers have big plans to weave the seven-story mixed-use building into villa heights, the hip and relatively new stretch of business and parks in the area. The project is known for promoting walkability and sustainability. The project is going to incorporate natural materials, bio-based materials, including brick facade, and using mass timber. Operations and strategy director of the project tells Axios. If you'd like to read more and see some images about this project, please head to our LinkedIn feed page and you can have a look and dialogue has earned the salmon safe certification for its mass timber building. In a recent announcement, the salmon safe BC certification recognises the building's implementation of sustainable land and water management practices within British Columbia. It's dedicated to protecting the habitat of aquatic health and ecosystems in the surrounding areas, creating more liberal communities for everybody concerned. The salmon safe works with the West Coast Farmers, developers and Environmental Initiative that produces better outcomes for landowners to reduce watershed impacts through rigorous third party verification. The current under construction 160,000 square foot 10-story building has also targeted a lead gold certification. It includes a bio-filic design principle throughout its interior and its exterior. With the building, the project will use none other than mass timber construction. Congratulations to the team at dialogue. Congratulations to salmon safe certification. We look forward to seeing the building finished at some point in the near future and we will report that news. And one of two students awarded a research scholarship recently by the Canadian Wood Council says her approaches to her. Research on biobased adhesives and cross-lemonaded timber is her passion. Alex Mary is a third year PhD candidate in the Wood and Biobased Materials Engineering at Lovell University in Quebec City. Her application in 2023 to the scholarship impressed the council so far that its dual pledges to pursue environmental sustainability and product performance measures through research awarded her an amazing scholarship. The focus of her research lies in exploring the potential for replacing petrochemicals used in most CLT production with recycled biobased protein materials such as soybean meal, micro berry, us bent grains, skim milk powder and even shrimp cells. She wrote in her project description submitted to the Wood Council that her research has the potential to revolutionise the way wood industry is approaching adhesives and aligns perfectly with the Canadian Wood Council and Canada's primary climate goal initiatives. So if you'd like to read more, you can head to our LinkedIn feed. But congratulations to Alex Mary. And it's all happening in Canada, as Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood could be soon home to the world's tallest hybrid residential building. An application from Enrique Partners Architects, on behalf of West Bank projects, goes to public hearing on the 23rd of January with a 25 story rental high rise at Main Street and Fifth Avenue. Hybrid timber construction has become popular in Vancouver, with staff reporting pointing out that the city is a leader in North America, with an increasing number of large developments incorporating mass timber as the primary structural element. Examples of projects to prove under the review include a list on our LinkedIn feed page and if you'd like to see some more designs on the project at Main Street and Fifth Avenue, you can go to our LinkedIn feed and have a look. And that's it, folks. That's all we've got time for this week. In mass timber construction land. We bring you the news each week, so make sure you hit subscribe. Thank you for being a follower. Thank you to our followers on our LinkedIn feed and our podcast. We really do look forward to catching up with you every week in 2024. So good morning, good afternoon or good night, wherever you are in the world. Today. This is Paul Kramer signing off on the mass timber construction podcast.