Mass Timber Construction with Paul Kremer

Mass Timber Construction with Paul Kremer

Mass Timber Construction is sweeping the planet. In a world first, the podcast brings to you the latest mass timber construction news from around the globe each week. Special guest episodes with members of the global AEC community are dropped on average every two weeks. Sit back, relax and enjoy some refreshing content.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 35 min

Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Council and steering in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, of which he is an ex-officio member. Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Antony is also a Research Professor in the College of Architecture at IIT, and a visiting professor of tall buildings at Tongji U...

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Vestas are using timber to build wind turbines, claiming that compared to more traditional forms of construction using concrete and steel, timber is a more sustainable product. In Holland, the Dutch Mountains is a new project featuring a "U-shaped" twin tower system that forms a unique structure in the Dutch skyline. The "Off-site Wood" app for Autodesk has been launched.  Rotho Blaas have a new platform called "...

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Chris Evans and Sam Dicke from Swinerton talk about the genesis of 'sustainability' within the 130 year-old employee owned organisation. We learn what is happening in Milwaukee in some funny grapevine news. More importantly we explore the way mass timber construction differs from a pre-construction engagement process and what makes for an effective mass timber project collaboration. 

Production by Deeelicious Beats 
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Valentines day means a lot of fun and Rothoblass provides an innovative offering to its die hard fans, find out what it is.  We are on the hunt for Bill Gates to ask him about timber and how it fits into his conceptualisation of modern sustainability efforts. If you know Bill, please hook a brother up! Berlin will get a new 98m tall mass timber tower, StructureCraft are completing a massive timber project in Nashville. Whilst, Greg...

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Part two of a two part series.  In the second part, we talk about technology, insurance, the future of mass timber in the UK and offer invitations to other construction technologies to support in joining forces to build better around the world.   

Listen to this great conversation between two important influential stakeholders who have collectively transformed and forged the [mass] timber movement into what it has become globally kn...

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Thank you for making the podcast rate in the top 10%, we welcome Rotho Blaas as the first sponsor for the podcast, thank you very much Rotho Blaas. News out of Melbourne Australia is that Timberlink have selected Hundegger for the new CNC machine for the plant in South Australia. Also in Melbourne, the new Geelong Council project will be built in mass timber. Rothoblaas top-out on the new fully automated warehouse facility built in...

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Two of the most powerful timber organisations in the United Kingdom have joined forces. The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Timber Research And Development Association (TRADA) are now on a quest to change the world, one mass timber project at a time.  Listen to this great conversation between two important influential stakeholders who have collectively transformed and forged the [mass] timber movement into what it has become ...

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A research project led by Dr. Paul Crovella, Assistant Professor in Sustainable Construction and Construction Management, and Dr. William Smith, Professor and Director of the Wood Utilisation Service, will identify ways to connect the supply of wood from New York State’s unique forests to emerging wood product markets. In turn, these wood products can potentially contribute to the state’s energy and environmental goals. Listen to P...

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In the global mass timber market news this week, AXA have announced tailored insurance solutions for North America, including support for mass timber construction. Queensland University is looking for a PhD candidate to study intumescent fire retardancy for timber, WoodSolutions launches "InFocus" a forest and wood educational video series, and we talk to Mark #BS Wille about "TStud" an innovative framing solution t...

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Is it possible to transition from traditional forms of construction to mass timber? In this episode with Rens Hayes from H + O Structural Engineering we found out how its done. Rens talks about his amazing project in downtown Boston. With a consortium behind the project consisting of Haycon, Monte French Design Studio, and Nordic Structures it was always going  to be a success. 

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- Glulam beams and columns suppo...

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News from New Zealand, Justin Brown from the University of Canterbury recently released of a further research paper relating to CLT post-tension core walls.  Check out www.pres-lam.com for further details. Both the Irish and the Scottish are leading the CLT revolution both looking to utilise locally produced timber in the production of mass timber building elements. In "the grapevine" (a segment in which you can share indus...

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Arnie is the man behind the microphone on the main stage at the International Mass Timber Construction Conference. In this episode we get the inside scoop on the devastation of cancelling the 2020 event only days out from the launch date. Following the cancellation, the conference has been reborn as an all virtual event. Hear how it has changed and what you can expect in terms of speakers/entertainment this year. In grapevine news,...

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News from Facebook's mass timber project called Willow Village including a new campus was announced.  Red Construction announced as the builders for the temp Brent Cross redevelopment site. The German Parliament office building shall be constructed using mass timber modules including 400 units scheduled by the end of 2021.  In Austin, Tx, the news that the new mass timber hotel has recently opened.  We launch "the grapevine...

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Introducing Rodrigo to the global mass timber construction community, he talks a little about blast testing and working in the defence sector with mass timber. State University of New York was recently awarded a grant from the USDA for $250,000 to undertake research into mass timber products. We launch "the grapevine" - a segment in which you can share industry gossip, news or events. Send your grapevine news to the masstim...

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With an absolute passion for timber and sustainable building, Mark #BS Wille is the 
BareNaked #EngineeredWood Carpenter & Storyteller. Educating the industry about Building Science & OffSite Innovations to BuildChange with Green Steps Forward. 

Mark's motto is "Connecting~Consulting~Constructing with a Passion. " ~mw

We discuss what the new year holds for the mass timber sector, I upset Mark by inadvertently launc...

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The first podcast episode for 2021. End of 2020 wrap-up  discussing some major events that shaped 2020. 

Tune in each week for an update on the global mass timber construction sector. 

Production by Deeelicious Beats 
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production 
www.masstimberconstruction.com 



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