WoodSolutions Timber Talks

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

Timber is becoming known as the building material of the 21st Century. It is strong – a high strength to weight ratio is recently being utilized with innovative developments; it is safe – being both durable and achieving fire ratings; it is sustainable –timber being the most viable option, acting like a carbon sink to reduce the effects of global warming. Research by Mcgraw and Hill suggests that innovation in the construction industry has been stagnant for over 50 years. Timber may provide the productivity gains similar to that of other industries, being suitable for prefabrication and allowing rapid construction cycle times. Timber Talks, provides the latest informative and entertaining information about the best design practices, latest innovations and interesting case studies from the world leading experts in timber design, specification and construction.

Episodes

October 13, 2021

In order to achieve zero carbon goals, we need to measure both operational and embodied carbon impacts, for short and tall buildings. Different densities indeed pose different challenges. In this episode we’re speaking with Philip Oldfield (Associate Professor at UNSW) about:

— the challenges for sustainability in high-rise and mid-rise buildings

  • What are the solutions on offer to reduce embodied carbon impacts
  • What are the most imp...
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    The productisation of construction is changing design and delivery models for our buildings. By using data to generate designs, buildings can be delivered faster with cost savings and cost certainty. In this episode, we speak with Paul Wintour, Founder of Parametric Monkey about:

  • The inputs that can be optimised for in design
  • The right business models to capitalise on the changes
  • The development of prefabrication and BIM
  • If you want ...

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    September 15, 2021

    The construction industry is evolving as it embraces digital technologies and sustainable design. Lendlease pioneered mass-timber construction for almost a decade now and continues to evolve. Today we’re speaking with Lisa Podesto, Senior Business Development Manager at Lendlease about:

  • The evolution of Lendlease and mass timber
  • Why big tech companies are adopting timber
  • How digital technology can change the way we design, fabricate ...
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    Multidisciplinary understandings can unlock new innovations. By getting a grip of installation, architecture, engineering, manufacturing and everything to do with timber construction, designers can unlock the best solutions for what a project may need. In this episode we’re speaking with Shannon Hilchie Founder at Faet Lab and David Bowick President at Blackwell Engineers about:

  • Principles for how engineers can best work with archi...
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    Ascent is a 25 storey building and when complete, is set to be the tallest timber building in the world. The mass timber floors are constructed above five levels of concrete. The system adopts a glum post and beam with CLT floor plates. Today we’re lucky to be speaking with John Peronto, Senior Principal at Thornton Tomasetti about:

  • The lateral stability system as we get taller
  • The compliance pathway for the project
  • Allowing for tole...
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    August 18, 2021

    As the construction industry adapts to new challenges in environmental and social sustainability, new opportunities are emerging. SCIUS Advisory is a boutique consulting firm based in Vancouver, Canada focused on leading the way towards a more sustainable future. Today we’re speaking with Helen Goodland, the Principal of Research and Innovation at Scius Advisory about:

  • Effective policies around the world to enable change
  • Best practi...
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    August 4, 2021

    Timber buildings can last for thousands of years, if designed properly. Water is the enemy of all materials and must be accounted for. The risks associated with mould, fungi and decay must be minimised if we’re looking to maximise the service life of a designed building. And today we’ve got one of the world’s leading experts in this field, Professor Jeffrey Morrell here to speak to us about:

  • The differences between mould and decay
  • W...
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    Since 1875, the Lehman Group has transformed raw wood into innovative products. Today, the most brilliant ideas are brought into reality with the technical planning, production and assembly from the craftspeople at Blumer Lehman. And today we’re lucky to be hearing from Katharina Lehman, the CEO of the Lehman Group about:

  • How timber has evolved and developed in recent decades
  • The craftsperson’s approach to freeform construction
  • Using...
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    Venice is undergoing stresses due to tourism and sea-level rise. But with new stresses propose the opportunity to innovate and evolve design approaches. Tye Farrow, Partner at Farrow and Partners has proposed an innovative solution to transform and evolve the city of Venice through the new stresses. In this episode we discuss:

  • What are the current threats to Venice
  • The concept design, and how the philosophy of antifragility is appli...
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    The Ballarat Gov Hub is a new $100 million multi use office development in the Northern end of Ballarat's central business district. This multi-story mass timber structure, is the largest timber built office building in Victoria to date, and achieve a Green Star 5 Star rating for the base building and the fit-out. Today we’re speaking with Jack Alam, Design Manager at Kane about:

  • Timber first design principles applied for the p...
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    Evolution consists of trial and error over the space of millions of years. Over time, it’s safe to say nature typically lands on what works. And two ways to implement nature inspired design is through biophilia and biomimicry. In this episode, we’re lucky to be speaking with Bill Browning, world renowned on the research of these concepts. He was a co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green and founding member of the US Green Building Coun...

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    Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre, Mount Gambier’ includes outdoor aquatic facilities, a 1000 seat capacity performance space, six indoor multi-purpose courts and community function rooms. The aquatic center consists of glulam beams spanning 42m, the largest within the southern hemisphere. The construction team including DesignInc Adelaide as architects, Badge Constructions as Head Contractor, SCP Engineers as lead engineer ...

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    As computing power increases, designers are able to create unprecedented structures with unlocked creativity and productivity. In this episode, we’re lucky to be speaking with David Benjamin, a Director of AEC Industry Futures at Autodesk Research and Founder of The Living. In this episode we discuss:

  • The concept of, how to best utilise generative design procedures
  • The range of design goals that can be optimised for with powerful co...
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    Canadian architecture and multi-disciplinary practice Dialog has designed a hybrid mass timber tower prototype that promises to revolutionise tall buildings as we know them. The design is of a hybrid timber towers of up to 105 storeys of zero carbon, addressing climate change. Today we’re speaking with Craig Applegath, Partner Architect at Dialog about:

  • The concept design for the 105 storey sky scraper
  • Solving both operational and e...
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    Murray Grove is the first tall urban housing project to be constructed entirely from pre-fabricated solid timber, from the load bearing walls and floor slabs to the stair and lift cores. The project came in cost effective and sequestered carbon rather than emitting it, opening a new door to sustainable construction. Andrew Waugh, the Foudner of Waugh Thistleton Architects was the lead pioneer in unlocking this new door to the entir...

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    Collectively we all had a year like no other in 2020. The challenges we faced were unprecedented but with them come new trends and new opportunities. And After predictions of Armageddon, the residential construction sector is going through an unexpected boom. we’re speaking with Adrian Hondros, the CEO of Porter Davis about:

  • Making sense of 2020 and what it means for our future
  • The future of sustainability, digital and prefabricatio...
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    To begin Season 4, we’re going to be doing a best of series for the next 4 weeks. Today, we’ll be looking at the best moments in Timber Talks so far, on the topics of design. In this episode you’ll hear from:

  • Jennifer Cover CEO at Woodworks USA on 7 advantages to tap into for timber
  • Nick Milestone Chairman at Trada on the importance of timber first design
  • Emma Russell, Senior Engineer at WSP on building extensions
  • Andy Buchanan on use...
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    To begin Season 4, we’re going to be doing a best of series for the next 4 weeks. Today, we’ll be looking at the best moments in Timber Talks so far, on the lessons learned for the case studies we’ve had on the show. In this episode you’ll hear from:

  • International House and Daramu House, with Jonathan Evans (Director at Tzannes Architects) and Karl-Heinz (former GM at Design Make)
  • 25 King Street, with Basil Richardson (Studio Direct...
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    To begin Season 4, we’re going to be doing a best of series for the next 4 weeks. Today, we’ll be looking at the best moments in Timber Talks so far, on the topics of sustainability and wellness. In this episode you’ll hear from:

     

  • Davina Rooney the CEO at GBCA on keeping on target mitigating global warming risks
  • Ken Morrison the CEO of The Property Council Aus on the forward trajectory of the construction code to improve base stand...
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    To begin Season 4, we’re going to be doing a best-of series for the next 4 weeks. Today, we’ll be looking at the best moments in Timber Talks so far, on the topics of innovation. In this episode you’ll hear from:

  • Michael Marks the Founder Of Katerra on the inefficiencies in construction and a new paradigm of designing
  • Michael Green Director at MGA, on how to improve the supply chain
  • Adam Strong, formerly at Strongbuild, on importance...
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