Since 1958, TimberLab Solutions have been producing a full range of Glulam options, as well as fabricated LVL structural solutions, in compliance with the strict requirements of internationally recognised codes and standards. They have specialised plant and equipment have been developed to enable the efficient production of high quality timber engineered solutions. The Company’s two 5-Axis CNC Processing Centres mean we are able to offer specialist detailing and extremely efficient processing and finishing of complex timber structures.
TimberLab welcomed Sam to the team in April 2018. Extending the boundaries for engineered timber solutions is an ongoing passion for TimberLab & Sam’s wealth of skills & experience will assist us on our journey to being New Zealand’s finest provider of engineered timber solutions. Sam has spent the last 5 years helping to develop and educate the mass timber market in New Zealand. He was the Engineering and Innovation Manager at XLam NZ Ltd; Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing plant in Australasia. He holds Bachelor of Engineering (1st class Hons) and Master of Engineering Management degrees from the University of Canterbury. Sam’s passion is to see digital technology enhance engineered timber’s ability to expand horizons for the provision of detail designed, prefabricated construction packages.
Sam and I talk about the nature of BIM and projects, Design for Mass Customisation Manufacture and Assembly (DfMCMA), LOD 400 and the impacts of a poor model on machining a project, the Scion building, and the Clearwater project looking at the cost reductions and the carbon accounting as well. Please enjoy my talk with a great friend of mine, Sam Leslie.
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.