In this special guest episode, Paul speaks to David Barber from Arup. Prior to the pandemic David was based in Washington, DC where he specialised in the fire safety of mass timber buildings. For over 25 years he has assisted with fire testing, developing new timber technologies, authoring fire safety design guides, working with timber product suppliers and completing fire safety solutions for mid-rise and high-rise timber buildings. David leads a global team within Arup that works with researchers, architects and developers in the fire safety of timber structures. Currently David is working with project teams on mass timber buildings located throughout the US and internationally. In this conversation we talk about the essential ingredients for a successful mass timber project, and how the best timber projects are the ones that actually get built. Please enjoy the conversation with David Barber.
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.