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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.

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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.

    Asia’s Largest Timber Building – Post and Beam Case Study Part 1

    Asia’s Largest Timber Building – Post and Beam Case Study Part 1

    Exposed timber post and beam structures leverage the benefits of biophilic design and wellbeing. From a design point of view there are a number of challenges that need to overcome. Nanyong Technological University Academic South Building is Asia’s last post, beam and CLT project. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

    • 23 min
    Fast Tracking CLT Case Study – Part 2

    Fast Tracking CLT Case Study – Part 2

    Using 3500 cubic meters of cross laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam timber, La Trobe University Student Accommodation provides over 600 new beds and new student amenities, for the university’s growing Bundoora Campus.

    • 25 min
    Fast Tracking CLT Case Study – Part 1

    Fast Tracking CLT Case Study – Part 1

    Timber can increase productivity up to 50%, if prefabrication is leveraged to its fullest extent. Latrobe University Student Accommodation is an exemplar example, a 3500 cubic meters of cross laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam timber, providing over 600 new beds and new student amenities, for the university’s growing Bundoora Campus.

    • 21 min
    Getting on Course for Carbon Neutrality

    Getting on Course for Carbon Neutrality

    Together, building and construction are responsible for 39% of all carbon emissions in the world. Australia has signed to the Paris Agreement, committing to keep global warming to 1.5C – 2 C. It is safe to say, the construction industry is going to change significantly in order to meet these targets.

    • 31 min
    Acoustic Design of Mid-Rise Timber Buildings

    Acoustic Design of Mid-Rise Timber Buildings

    Timber is light-weight which has a wide range of benefits. But being light-weight means extra attention needs to be paid to the acoustic design. Some understanding of acoustics is recommended for all consultants who partake on a mid-rise timber project.

    • 15 min
    Impacts of COVID-19 on Construction

    Impacts of COVID-19 on Construction

    Today we are speaking with Ken Morrison the CEO of the Property Council about:

    Long term and short term impacts on the construction sector
    Bouncing back to rebuild a better Australia
    The potential stimulus response of the State and Federal Government

    • 20 min

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