In this week's episode, Stephanus van der Westhuyzen, a structural engineer at Zutari, has carried out a research study on the economic viability of multi-storey mass timber buildings in South Africa, focusing on a development cost comparison between mass timber frame and reinforced concrete frame building. Safety can be further enhanced if you use timber that has been treated with a specialist flame retardant, which will provide the material with an invisible shield to help protect against fire. The Edison, a 15-story building with around 200 units coming to 1005 N. Edison St., will take about 16 months to complete, with a goal to be open by late summer 2023. Beginning in April, Mitsubishi Estate Co. will sell single-story houses made exclusively from Japan-grown timber. Construction of the new Terminus at District 56 commercial building has been completed in Langford, B.C. Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation worked on the five-storey mass timber post-and-beam building in partnership with Design Build Services and Aspect Structural Engineers. A new article from Paul Kremer, our founder, for the New Year! Welcome to 2022. Paul writes " There are several large companies around the world focusing on mass timber construction as a viable alternative solution in meeting corporate sustainability objectives and measures in property development. Be it, a corporate head office, a campus building, or even a retail shopping precinct, the evidence is mounting that mass timber solutions are a pivotal and necessary response to meeting the reductions of C02 emission in construction, and beyond." Find out why they are changing the way we all construct.
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.