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 frequently. Sit back, relax and enjoy some refreshing content.

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July 25, 2021 9 min

In this weeks updater, the Forest Green Rovers in western England plans to build the world’s first modern football stadium, almost entirely using wood, one of the oldest materials in construction. The elementary school provides an ideal educational facility for modern pedagogic approaches. It is an uncompromising example of cluster design offering a flexible and nurturing learning environment. Australian Fire Ratings Whitepaper: Do...

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In this very special guest episode, I speak with Kevin Hill the founder of Venturer. Kevin has completed over 100 construction projects in markets all over the globe using sustainably sourced timber from forests on every continent.? From humble beginnings building a heavy timber frame at? the Singapore Botanic Garden, to the challenge of completing the world-famous deck at Marina Bay Sand's Skypark,? Venturer continues to grow ...

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In news this week episode, Södra’s second production facility for cross-laminated timber is scheduled for completion by mid-2022. The facility will be able to deliver framing materials for 4,000 homes per year, which is ten times the current output of Södra’s existing facility at Värö. Three engineered timber office towers worth $173 million have been approved for a site in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. The eight, 12- and 18-storey t...

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In this weeks episode, SmartLam North America is growing. Stephen Tolnai and Derek Ratchford are changing the future of SmartLam. The Catalonia region in Spain is one of the most forested areas in Europe with about 60% of its surface being tree-covered, a surprising fact is that it has more woods than Switzerland. A pioneering investment has recently been initiated by Mosser Leimholz GmbH and the order for a complete cross-laminate...

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Happy Fourth of July to all our United States listeners. In the podcast this week. Sweden's largest wooden parking garage. Will there be room for just over 600 cars (18,000m2). The parking garage has high sustainability ambitions and a role model for future projects. As part of westbank’s sweeping campus transformation of san jose, james k.m. cheng architects unveils its‘orchard’ residences. Together with the residential projec...

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In this special guest episode I talk with CLTP Tasmania CEO Chris Skeels-Piggins about the launch of Cusp Building Solutions. Using CLTP's products, Cusp will operate essentially as the marketing branch of the organisation. To kick things off, they're highlighting their "world-first" hardwood Cross Laminated Timber for the structural timber market. Cusp hardwood CLT is made from Tasmanian Plantation Oak (Eucalyptus ...

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In this weeks mass timber construction update. The launch of the new $110m Auckland City Mission HQ being finished, tallest NZ wood building. Bates Smart’s 25 King Street Building, located in the Brisbane Showgrounds, has been named the Best Tall Building Under 100 Metres by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The honour, awarded at an international level, recognises the best tall buildings around the world. Gl...

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In this week's update, the covers have now come down to reveal the true beauty of the design and construct by Gardner Vaughan Group using the elegant combination of black and gold on the exterior. A recent report produced by the federal government, The State of the Mass Timber Industry in Canada (SMTC) in 2021, displays through an interactive map close to 500 under construction or completed mass timber projects from 2007 to 201...

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A globally-experienced, registered architect,  Simon Topliss is a Principal at  Warren and Mahoney Architects after 10 years at Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB), where he was an Associate Director for the last four years. Prior to JCB, the architect collaborated with Peter Elliot, following a long stint in London. In this special guest episode I discuss several notable projects in the university sector that have a significant and pro...

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In the weekly update, Construction startup Katerra has told employees it plans to shut down, people familiar with the matter said, marking the collapse of the SoftBank-backed company that had raised more than $2 billion to slash the cost of building apartments. Katerra is expected to let go of thousands of employees and is likely to walk away from dozens of construction projects it had agreed to build. Michael Green said, I was hop...

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In this very special guest episode, I speak with Clément Quineau who is the Technical Affairs Manager at Union des Industriels et Constructeurs Bois (UICB). The UICB promotes wood material and other bio-based materials. The UICB contributes to the development of markets for wood construction, the training of employees and the attractiveness of trades in the sector. It provides technical, legal, economic and social support to its me...

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In the weekly updater, the world's best timber construction video. Let us know what you think. For more by Tomorrow’s Build. The U of A Community Design Center, working in collaboration with the U of A Resiliency Center, has been awarded a 2021 Green Good Design Award for Green Research/Technology by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum for Architecture and Design. ...

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In this weeks mass timber construction updater, I talk about welded wood, where researchers from TMI Ltd and the University of Cambridge's Construction Innovation Lab developed "a sustainable process to rapidly join timber elements using linear friction welding." Margulies Perruzzi, one of New England's most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that it has completed renovations and a t...

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In this episode, Seattle-based Green Canopy says it's developing the city's first mass timber modular townhouse project. France’s first foldable house is under construction and will take less than two weeks to complete from start to finish. The timber industry is calling for embodied carbon to be regulated in response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) recent inquiry into the sustainability of the built environmen...

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In this episode I speak with Rensteph Thompson from Hess Timber. As a project specialist in the field of timber engineering, based in Kleinheubach Germany, has specialised in the development and execution of architecturally challenging projects and can refer to outstanding projects worldwide such as the Museum Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the free-formed foyer of Bunjil Place in Casey, Australia, or the wooden sphere Steinber...

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In this episode, Happy Mother's Day! I hope you had a fantastic day. Homag Group further expands its activities in the solid wood sector with the acquisition of a majority interest in the Danish mechanical engineering company Kallesoe Machinery A/S. Homag is acquiring a good 70% of the shares in Kallesoe Machinery A/S from the Christensen family, with the residual approximately 30% remaining with the Kallesoe family. The purcha...

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In mass timber construction news from around the world this week, Niko Fuss posted on the CLT Swimming Pool! An amazing invention, not sure if it was by luck, or misfortune! Australia's tallest engineered timber office building in #Australia, 25 King has scooped up the UDIA National award for #Environmental Excellence. BC Housing is looking to mass timber as a potential way of cutting greenhouse gas emissions when building affo...

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Salla (Palos) Eckhardt is the Director of Transformation Services with Microsoft, serving as the chair of the US National BIM Program Steering Committee and has a wealth of knowledge about BIM and the digital integration into the construction process. In this episode of the podcast Salla and I talk about the digital overlay for mass timber construction and the efficiencies that can be gained. We talk about digital twins, lifecycle ...

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In this week's mass timber construction news updater, a 50m-tall building made entirely of wood is capturing international attention for its innovative design and green credentials—and construction hasn't yet begun. SAWA will be Rotterdam’s first timber tower and is being touted as the Netherlands’ “healthiest building”.  April 22nd is Earth Day, an annual event that promotes environmental awareness throughout the world.  F...

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In this episode I speak with Jennifer Cover of WoodWorks. WoodWorks provides education and free technical support related to the design, engineering and construction of commercial and multi-family wood buildings in the U.S. A non-profit staffed with architects, structural engineers and construction experts, we have the expertise to assist with all aspects of wood building design, including: allowable heights and areas/construction ...

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