In this weeks episode, Rothoblaas host a webinar dedicated to Asian timber lovers: Designers and builders in tropical climate zones need specific solutions when it comes to timber constructions. This is why we offer a webinar dedicated to all timber lovers living in these Asia. A tower that reaches a height of 75 m (246 ft) may not sound all that impressive – the Empire State Building is over five times taller, after all – but when you consider that the Sara Cultural Centre in Sweden is made almost entirely from wood and is actually one of the world's tallest timber towers, it puts that height into perspective. The project also packs a lot of sustainable features and is expected to become carbon negative in 50 years. Germany’s tallest wooden skyscraper broke ground in Hamburg. The building is called ‘Roots’ and the impressive concrete and wooden structure, sitting at 65 metres and 19 floors. The Mayor of Hamburg, Peter Tschentscher, attended the ceremony in HafenCity and symbolically laid the foundation stone together with Fabian von Köppen, the head of Garbe Immobilien-Projekte GmbH, and Jörg Soehring, the board of directors of the Deutsche Wildtier Foundation. Structurlam CEO Hardy Wentzel has announced that the Penticton, B.C.-based firm is close to commissioning its first U.S. plant, in Conway, Ark. The new 287,000-square-foot facility will produce glulam and CLT, just as Structurlam’s existing three plants in Penticton do, but the U.S. site will have double the production capacity of the Canadian plants.
And the winner is: Willmott Dixon – Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building, University of Warwick. The University of Warwick’s new Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) is a six-storey, 7,000 square-metre facility for up to 300 biomedical researchers. It comprises five floors of labs, plus social and collaborative spaces and a 400-seat lecture theatre. Södra is now launching its complete offering for the assembly of cross-laminated timber (CLT) framing in Denmark. Södra is establishing a new position in CLT across the country and expanding the existing business. This is the first step of Södra’s establishment of the business in Europe and Södra’s complete offering of CLT panels for frame assembly with complementary products and services will now be available in the Danish market. The Transforming Timber initiative – led by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) with support from Edinburgh Napier University, ECOSystems Technologies, the University of Edinburgh, and SNRG – has been awarded £1.45m of funding from Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).
Production by Deeelicious Beats
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production
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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.