In this weeks episode, Steeltech Industries release a rare photo the construction of Asia largest timber building, where Steeltech Industries is constructing. With the use of Mass Engineered Timber (MET), we have substantially reduced the amount of concrete required, hence avoiding more than 2,600 tonnes of CO2 emission in the concrete production process. Mass Timber Construction Journal founder/editor-in-chief, podcast host and global mass timber industry expert, Paul Kremer, has been appointed to the steering committee for an innovative project with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) based in Chicago. The project will see the development of a research program examining the benefits of using mass timber (CLT) in concert with structural steel for the realisation of a hybrid solution for high-rise buildings. The internationally active office White Arkitekter is dedicated to the renewable material wood and ecologically and socially sustainable architecture. In 2016, they designed a 20- storey building in Skellefteå in Sweden that will be one of the world’s tallest timber high- rise structures. Sara Kulturhus – a new cultural centre right in the core of the city combining theatre, museum, art gallery, public library, conference centre and hotel – opens this year. The building, designed to reduce embodied as well as operational carbon emissions, is mainly made of wood grown in the regional boreal forests. Solar panels and efficient energy systems further contribute to minimising the project's climate footprint. Don't forget the www.iamtc.org is looking for foundation members for the association, get your applications in! We are looking for foundation members, consider submitting an EOI here https://www.iamtc.org/membership/expression-of-interest/
Production by Deeelicious Beats
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production
Sponsors of the Podcast:
Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.
International Association for Mass Timber Construction (IAMTC)
The International Association for Mass Timber Construction aims to promote and deliver value to its members and associated stakeholders through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy, thought-leadership, development for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing sectors, provide education, training/teaching and research in establishing a global mass timber construction sector across the five contents of the world.