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Mass Timber Market Updates - May 2024 - Week Twenty

May 13, 2024 Paul Kremer Season 4 Episode 201
Mass Timber Market Updates - May 2024 - Week Twenty
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Mass Timber Construction Podcast
Mass Timber Market Updates - May 2024 - Week Twenty
May 13, 2024 Season 4 Episode 201
Paul Kremer

Can artificial intelligence truly revolutionize the construction industry? Discover the groundbreaking strides Intelligent City is making in industrialized construction and advanced manufacturing. This episode of the Mass Timber Construction Podcast explores their innovative approach, which leverages AI, data integration, software automation, and robotics to create sustainable, carbon-neutral building systems. Plus, we'll take an exclusive look at Paris's newly completed timber Aquatic Centre, designed to shine at the 2024 Olympics and provide a lasting legacy for the community.

But that's not all. Journey with us to Portland to uncover a remarkable mass timber apartment project featuring 100 affordable units with exposed timber design and energy-efficient heating. We'll also highlight Weyerhaeuser's collaboration with the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design to foster innovation in wood products and sustainable construction through a new Research Fellows Program. And don’t miss the sneak peek of the spherical CLT dome extension at the National Swedish Museum of Technology in Stockholm. Tune in for these stories and more, celebrating the latest advancements in mass timber construction.

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Can artificial intelligence truly revolutionize the construction industry? Discover the groundbreaking strides Intelligent City is making in industrialized construction and advanced manufacturing. This episode of the Mass Timber Construction Podcast explores their innovative approach, which leverages AI, data integration, software automation, and robotics to create sustainable, carbon-neutral building systems. Plus, we'll take an exclusive look at Paris's newly completed timber Aquatic Centre, designed to shine at the 2024 Olympics and provide a lasting legacy for the community.

But that's not all. Journey with us to Portland to uncover a remarkable mass timber apartment project featuring 100 affordable units with exposed timber design and energy-efficient heating. We'll also highlight Weyerhaeuser's collaboration with the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design to foster innovation in wood products and sustainable construction through a new Research Fellows Program. And don’t miss the sneak peek of the spherical CLT dome extension at the National Swedish Museum of Technology in Stockholm. Tune in for these stories and more, celebrating the latest advancements in mass timber construction.

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Support the Show.

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Let's have a look at what's making news around the world this week. In mass timber construction land, there's some news out this week from intelligent city, which consider themselves to be a new generation in industrialized construction and advanced manufacturing, and it's marching towards a carbon-neutral future. According to the spokesperson, they've commenced manufacturing of certified building systems compliant with high-rise mass timber building codes using AI through data integration, software automation and advanced robotics. If you'd like to see what Intelligent City are doing, you can check out our mass timber construction journal linkedin feed. Head to the article and you'll be able to see more about this amazing adventure that intelligence city is on. And it's all about the olympics. With only a few months to go and the timber aquatic center in paris is ready for the 2024 olympics.

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The construction of the new Aquatic Centre, designed by Venhoven CS and Ateliers 234, featuring an undulating timber appearance, has reached completion and awaits its debut at the Paris Olympics. The Aquatic Centre is one of the only permanent buildings constructed for major sport events, which begins on the 26th of July. The Aquatic Centre is a world-winning multifunctional design that aims to create a memorable experience for games and leave a lasting legacy for the neighbourhood and beyond to promote healthy lifestyle beyond the games. The building will be open and transparent, offering for a range of indoor and outdoor sports. Through the Aquatic Centre, people can come together and enjoy the leisure activities and also bridge themselves between different cultures and districts. The facility is surrounding public spaces and utilised to create a community atmosphere. If you'd like to see some images of the finished Aquatic Centre, please head to our LinkedIn feed.

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And to Portland now. An eight-storey 72,000 square foot mass timber apartment building in Portland topped out this winter and will soon be available for 100 affordable units. We have spoken about this particular project before glulam beams, column CLT floor plates and steel frame brace system, and utilizes a five inch ply CLT floor plate, which is two hour fire rated and the height of steel ceramic braced frames for the lateral system. The building's exposed mass timber design will allow residents and those passing by to see the beauty of the mass timber inside and outside. The structure uses hydronic floor heating and reduces energy costs for tenants. If you'd like to have a look at the images, please head to our social media feed.

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And why? How's? The company has partnered with faye jones school of architecture and design at the? U of a for a new research fellows program that supports the development of innovative wood products and sustainable-based construction. The newly formed Research Fellows Program includes two simultaneous applied research and design units at the? U of A. One is focused on prototyping in 3D printed wood composite house and the other on engineering mass timber to support three common housing typologies important for rural communities. The two-year program expands on the previously established partnership between Weyerhaeuser and Fay Jones School and will run through 2025. It directly supports Weyerhaeuser's three by 30 sustainability ambitions, and work advancing in the future for everyone has been to quality, affordability and sustainability in homes for all.

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We've reported the winsome stockholm project extensively previously, but we've now got new images of the spherical space with the giant clt dome and the extension to the national swedish museum of technology in stockholm. So if you want to have a look at the 1,325 square meter building and its spacious space dome theater, a cafe and a bar acting as a freeform building with its specific material properties, you can either head to Sweden and head to Stockholm specifically, or you can head to our Mass Timber Construction Journal LinkedIn feed. And that's it, folks. That's all we've got time for this week in Mass Timber Construction land. I hope that you have had an amazing week. We look forward to bringing you more news from around the world next week as it comes into our desktops, and we look forward to catching up with you then. Good morning, good afternoon or good evening, wherever you are in the world today, and don't forget to hit subscribe. I'm Paul Kramer signing off on the mass timber construction podcast. Thank you, bye.