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Mass Timber Market Updates - June 2024 - Week Twentythree

June 02, 2024 Paul Kremer Season 4 Episode 204
Mass Timber Market Updates - June 2024 - Week Twentythree
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Mass Timber Construction Podcast
Mass Timber Market Updates - June 2024 - Week Twentythree
Jun 02, 2024 Season 4 Episode 204
Paul Kremer

Ever wondered how bamboo could reshape the future of sustainable construction? Get ready to be intrigued as we explore the Built by Nature International Competition Prize winner and the innovative use of bamboo for future timber elements. We'll also take you to Phillip Island, Victoria, where a groundbreaking project is making waves with the use of Australian sustainable hardwoods. Discover why this local landmark is becoming a global talking point and feast your eyes on some stunning architectural photos available on our LinkedIn feed.

But that's not all—journey with us to the Alyaska Resort project in Alaska, where Skylab Architecture's new renders promise a harmonious blend with nature using mass timber elements. Learn about Arup's latest fire safety guidance designed to bridge regulatory gaps for mass timber structures, and hear about the newly completed Michael Kirby Law Building at Macquarie University in Sydney by international studio Hassell. This episode is packed with insights and groundbreaking developments in the world of mass timber construction that you won't want to miss!

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Ever wondered how bamboo could reshape the future of sustainable construction? Get ready to be intrigued as we explore the Built by Nature International Competition Prize winner and the innovative use of bamboo for future timber elements. We'll also take you to Phillip Island, Victoria, where a groundbreaking project is making waves with the use of Australian sustainable hardwoods. Discover why this local landmark is becoming a global talking point and feast your eyes on some stunning architectural photos available on our LinkedIn feed.

But that's not all—journey with us to the Alyaska Resort project in Alaska, where Skylab Architecture's new renders promise a harmonious blend with nature using mass timber elements. Learn about Arup's latest fire safety guidance designed to bridge regulatory gaps for mass timber structures, and hear about the newly completed Michael Kirby Law Building at Macquarie University in Sydney by international studio Hassell. This episode is packed with insights and groundbreaking developments in the world of mass timber construction that you won't want to miss!

Send us a Text Message.

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 Kramer, your host. Good morning, good afternoon or good evening, wherever you are in the world today, welcome to the Mass Timber Construction Podcast. My name's Paul Kramer, your host, and welcome to another weekly episode. We're nearly in the middle of the year. It is getting exciting, the summer is coming out in the Northern Hemisphere and it's getting very cold near the solstice for us here in the Southern Hemisphere. Don't forget to hit subscribe. Make sure you never miss an episode of the weekly update of projects from all over the globe, and we look forward to catching you each week. And we have interlude special guest episodes to join the updates on a weekly basis.

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Let's have a look at what's making news around the world this week in mass timber construction land, and whilst the winner of the Built by Nature International Competition Prize was not mass timber construction based, it is bio-based and that means it's good for our industry. Specifically, bamboo features as a heavy winner. And if you'd like to see the amazing finalists presentation we've actually uploaded onto the Mass Timber Construction Journal LinkedIn feed and read more about bamboo and the way that its rapid growth cycle might support new timber elements that might be used for sustainable construction in the future and in the news. First up for this week is based on projects. That is is that a location near me which is called Phillip Island is about an hour's drive from where I live in a place called Cowes. Phillip Island is about an hour's drive from where I live in a place called Cowes. There has been an amazing project that's dominated the news in the local region. Using Australian sustainable hardwoods ash hayfield plant in regional Victoria grew laminated timber product called Masslam. It's huge, 5.9 meter beams and 4.2 meter high columns, and the amazing project is produced using glulam, which is victorian ash, which is a eucalyptus species. Jcb are the architects on the project. If you'd like to see some impressive photos, please head to our mass timber construction journal.

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Indian feed and recent reports from the Alyaska Resort that are being produced in Djukak Mountains in Alaska has come to fruition. There is some new renders from Skylab Architecture and you can actually see how this particular resort is going to take place. Phase one of the project was to look at a 3,250 square foot new space, including the expansion of existing hotel condominium spaces for 78 units, and the owners from those units might not be able to use them all the time, so they'll be rented out or, through the hotel and there will be in the Moose Meadows, will have 120,000 square foot of building space, including 20,000 square foot for small build workforce housing units. The design concept for Fire 1 has a walkable village around the existing Skylab architecture project and it will feature mass timber constructed elements throughout. So if you'd like to see some impressive images using CLT and GLULAM, please head to our LinkedIn feed and global firm Arup have released some fire guidance documents focusing on mass timber and timber-based building.

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The new guidance is on how to construct fire-safe mass timber structures. It's been published recently and has supported the sustainable development consultancy that Arup has for a more widespread deployment for low carbon alternative to concrete and steel production. The document sets out evidence-based approach to support the plugging of gaps for the local country codes and regulations with the view towards assisting in the fire safe design of mass timber buildings. While in the US, canada, australia and several European nations they have mature construction plans industries with mass timber supported by regulation frameworks. The authors of this report firmly believe that there's a clear lack of consistent guidance on a global stage and this might be holding back an uptake of mass timber construction. So they've aimed to try and pitch this document to support. So if you'd like to download the document, please head to our mass timber journal linkedin feed or you can actually go to aarup's website and get it from there.

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And international architectural studio hassle has completed the michael kirby law building at the macquarie university in sydney, organizing its teaching spaces around a skylit timber framed-framed atrium. Located in the University campus in North Sydney. The 8,500 square meter building replaces the existing two-story administration center in the 1890s, which was an underutilized area, including the underutilized courtyard. Hassel transformed the former courtyard into a large atrium surrounded by a new four-story building structure that sits atop the existing concrete base. If you'd like to have a look at the finished product images, you can head to our Mass Timber Journal LinkedIn feed. And to London now. And BAM gets underway with the first office at London's new net zero business in the innovation district of Brent Cross. You'll remember we reported about Brent Cross many, many months ago. The site now has started and the construction of the first building at 3 Copper Street, brent Cross Town, with the 180-acre £8 billion mixed-use business park Development in North London, targeting the net zero carbon by 2030.

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That's it, folks. That's all we've got time for this week. In Mass Timber Construction Land. There is lots going on. If you'd like to keep up with all the latest news, head to our social pages or continue to subscribe to this podcast and get an update every week. Special guests episodes are intermixed in with the updater, so don't forget to check them out. The back catal catalog of over 200 episodes now, and thanks to your contributions, both on social media and from your listening, we keep going. You are what drives us forward until next week. Good morning, good afternoon or good evening, wherever you're on the world today. This is paul kramer signing off on the mass timber construction podcast. This is Paul Kramer signing off on the Mass Timber Construction Podcast. Thank you, bye.