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Mass Timber Market Updates - April 2024 - Week Seventeen

April 28, 2024 Paul Kremer Season 4 Episode 199
Mass Timber Market Updates - April 2024 - Week Seventeen
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Mass Timber Construction Podcast
Mass Timber Market Updates - April 2024 - Week Seventeen
Apr 28, 2024 Season 4 Episode 199
Paul Kremer

Unlock the secrets to cutting-edge mass timber construction in this week's episode of the Mass Timber Construction Podcast! Join us as we explore Victor Ortiz's groundbreaking design for the new GS headquarters in Brazil, cleverly integrating CLT and concrete to slash the project's carbon footprint. Plus, get the inside scoop from Ariana Cohen of Timberlab, who recently graced the Autodesk Digital Builder podcast to unravel the complexities of digital construction engineering with a focus on mass timber. And don't miss out on Timberlab's thrilling expansion plans, set to revolutionize the industry.

But that's just the beginning. Discover the visionary affordable housing project by the Low Income Housing Institute in Seattle, featuring a 12-story mass timber building aimed at supporting a diverse range of renters. We also spotlight Warth Thistleton Architects' newly approved timber-framed office building, Treehouse, in London, and delve into BIG's innovative Mass Timber Makers Kube for the University of Kansas, showcasing traditional Japanese joinery techniques. Tune in for these stories and more, and stay ahead in the mass timber construction world!

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Unlock the secrets to cutting-edge mass timber construction in this week's episode of the Mass Timber Construction Podcast! Join us as we explore Victor Ortiz's groundbreaking design for the new GS headquarters in Brazil, cleverly integrating CLT and concrete to slash the project's carbon footprint. Plus, get the inside scoop from Ariana Cohen of Timberlab, who recently graced the Autodesk Digital Builder podcast to unravel the complexities of digital construction engineering with a focus on mass timber. And don't miss out on Timberlab's thrilling expansion plans, set to revolutionize the industry.

But that's just the beginning. Discover the visionary affordable housing project by the Low Income Housing Institute in Seattle, featuring a 12-story mass timber building aimed at supporting a diverse range of renters. We also spotlight Warth Thistleton Architects' newly approved timber-framed office building, Treehouse, in London, and delve into BIG's innovative Mass Timber Makers Kube for the University of Kansas, showcasing traditional Japanese joinery techniques. Tune in for these stories and more, and stay ahead in the mass timber construction world!

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Support the Show.

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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 undisputed heavyweight podcast in the world the Mass Timber Construction Podcast. And now here's Paul Ramblin, your host. Good morning, good afternoon or good evening wherever you are in the world today. Welcome to the Master of Reconstruction podcast. Thank you, bruce Buffer, the veteran voice of the Octagon, once again for creating the wonderful announcement at the start of the podcast for the weekly updater creating the wonderful announcement at the start of the podcast for the weekly updater. It is week number 17 in April and we have lots of news to get to. But before we do that, please make sure you hit the subscribe button so you never miss an episode of the podcast and we can bring you all the latest updates from around the world in mass-term construction land. So let's get into it, and we're going to Brazil first up. And Victor Ortiz has done the design plans for the new GS headquarters. The design utilizes a hybrid approach combining both CLT and other materials, including concrete, to optimize and provide a cost efficiency to the project. The approach further minimizes the project's carbon footprint and embodies a commitment to environmental responsibility. With a total of 42,000 square meters of area, the GS headquarters is set to be a landmark development in Brazil. If you'd like to have a look at the lovely drawings, head to our Mass Timber Construction Journal LinkedIn feed and you can see all the details there. And wonderful supporters of the show.

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Timberlab have had Ariana Cohen on a podcast, which was the Autodesk Digital Builder podcast, talking about digital construction. Ariana is the digital construction engineer at Timberlab and the whole focus of Timberlab at the moment is really centered on mass timber construction. We actually hope to have the Timberlab team coming up very soon because there's an announcement that has been made about the expansion, so we look forward to bringing you the news around that. But if you'd like to hear Arianna on the podcast, please head to our Mass Timber Construction Journal linkedin feed. Search for the autodesk digital builder podcast and you'll be able to hear her insights around digital construction engineering, specifically with timber lab, with a focus on mass timber.

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It's staying in the west coast and specifically in seattle, and the low income housing institute has been selected to develop affordable housing in a sound transit property at 1000 Northeast 45th Street in the University District. They're thrilled to provide the affordable housing solution which is going to feature mass timber construction. The proposed development will consist of a 12-story building featuring 160 apartments for renters earning between 30 and 80% of the area median income, with an average of 60% or below for AIM average median income. Roughly one-third of the apartments will be two and three bedroom units. You will be able to see the plans of the or the concept I should say, if you head to our Mass Timber Construction Journal LinkedIn feed. So head across there. Now. Over to London now and Warth Thistleton Architects.

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Revised plans for a timber-framed office building in Maidenhead have been given the green light. The local council voted to approve the six-story building, which will provide more than 6,000 square meters of office space earlier in the week. Known as Treehouse, spelt T-R-E-H-U-S all one word, the Norwegian word for house of wood. The project aims to cut embodied carbon levels by 40% in comparison to concrete frame. If you'd like to see some more details and read more about the article, please head to our mass timber construction journal linkedin feed and danish architecture firm big has, alongside the university of kansas, unveiled its design for the mass timber makers cube k-u-b-e in kansas in the united states. The structure will serve as an education building for the university of Kansas. For the School of Architecture and Design in Lawrence in Kansas, biggs Design was chosen partly because of its open cell and for the needs and wishes of the students and the faculty to have an exposure to a lovely looking building. You can see the drawings on our LinkedIn feed. The 50,000 square foot educational building will have a die grid structure made completely from wood, achieved through the use of notched glulam timber and dowels used from traditional Japanese joinery techniques to eliminate the need for steel fasteners or plates. Do head to the LinkedIn feed and have a look at the amazing images, and congratulations to Kansas University and the Danish architecture studio big.

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And speaking of Timber Lab, timber Lab Swinerton have started the construction of Oxbow, a 97.8 million mixed-use multifamily development with heavy mass timber elements in Charlotte, north Carolina. The build was announced on April the 11th. Once complete, the Oxbow will contain six floors of nearly 14,300 square feet of commercial space for pre-release and for residents. It holds 389 rental units which will range from studio apartments, four-bedroom units including amenities, gyms, rooftop patio, bike storage and more. The structure will feature heavy mass timber. Use Plans call for a two-story concrete podium which will then house below-grade car park, topping out with five stories of hybrid structure of stick frame, clt and using Swinerton's mass timber subsidiary, timberlab. Approximately 50% of the structure will feature exposed mass timber ceilings. If you'd like to see more details, head to our LinkedIn feed.

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And that's it, folks. That's all we've got time for this week in mass timber construction land. We hope that you've enjoyed this particular episode. Stay tuned next week for some more interesting news as it comes out around the world in mass timber and good morning, good afternoon or good evening. Wherever you are in the world today, don't forget to hit the subscribe button. This is paul Cramer signing off on the mass timber construction podcast. Thank you.