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Mass Timber Construction Podcast

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.

Mass Timber Construction Podcast Special Guest - Ian Tyson - Australia's Second CLT/GLT Plant
In this special guest episode, I speak with Ian Tyson about the NeXTimber plant being constructed in South Australia, NeXTimber® by Timberlink manufactures Australian made Engineered Wood Products (EWP) and provides mass timber building solutions with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) members. Made from sustainably certified local Australian plantation pine that sequesters carbon from the atmosphere, NeXTimber CLT panels and GLT members provide the biophilic and environmental benefits of traditional timber but with the strength to support taller and more complex structures. Production of the NeXTimber range is scheduled begin in 2023. Our locally based technical support team is ready now to help you optimise the use of NeXTimber products in your future projects to achieve maximum cost, time, and environmental efficiencies. Ian is focused on achieving sustained above benchmark returns for the shareholder. A senior strategist with a demonstrated record in business turnarounds. With extensive senior management experience, working both sides of the supply chain, retail, importing and manufacturing.  Ian is leading a team of skilled staff toward the next installation of mass timber manufacturing  in Australia and New Zealand. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all.
1w ago
26 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - May 2022 - Week Eighteen
In this weeks episode, we discuss the projects of the week around mass timber construction land. Enjoy. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
May 8 2022
10 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - April 2022 - Week Seventeen
In this weeks episode, we discuss the projects of the week around mass timber construction land. Enjoy.  Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
May 1 2022
9 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - April 2022 - Week Sixteen
In this episode, thank you to the over 17k+ followers of our LinkedIn Page, we wouldn't be the success we are today without your support. Grange Development is reaching for the sky with plans for the world’s tallest timber hybrid building in Perth. If the $350 million project is approved, the 183-metre high building will soar three metres higher than Atlassian’s headquarters in Sydney, which was billed as the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower when it was first unveiled in 2020. Danish architecture practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen has won an international competition to build a new residential building in the Swiss city of Winterthur which, when completed, will be the “world’s tallest residential building with a load-bearing structure in wood”. FPInnovations, a private non-profit specializing in creating solutions that support the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector, today launched the 2022 Edition of its Technical Guide for the Design and Construction of Tall Wood Buildings in Canada. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Apr 17 2022
10 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - April 2022 - Week Fifteen
In this special episode, hear some of the voices from attendees at the conference and listen what they had to say about the IMTC event in Portland. The event hosted over 2000 people from all over the world. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Apr 17 2022
9 mins
Mass Timber Construction Podcast Special Guest - Eli Gould - QWEB Mass Timber Tech Pluggins
In this special guest episode, Eli Gould joins me as the US Representative of QWEB under the Wood Structure Group based in the USA. QWEB is a nonprofit 200 member association of Quebec wood producers and manufacturers. My almost-full-time service for them is a great extension of my green building experience that allows me to help larger projects using wood, and connect great communities of manufacturers with projects in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America. In 2020, the nonprofit role also evolved into leading the teams building some ambitious (and free) digital tools for the wood structure industry in BIM (the Offsite Wood plug-in for Revit) and early phase embodied carbon calculations (The CarbonFixer App).Enjoy the episode, and if you want to get in contact, you can reach Eli here:  eli@quebecwoodexport.com Tel.: 1-802-258-0800Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Apr 12 2022
28 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - April 2022 - Week Fourteen
In this week's episode, the Province of B.C. is kicking in $250,000 for the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce's new digs – a multi-purpose commercial/tourism hub to be called The Confluence. NDP cabinet ministers today announced $1.2 million in funding for four new mass timber projects, including a new 783-unit student housing building for the University of Victoria. Commissioned, planned and constructed in barely 18 months, this new building in Berlin bucks the trend for German government projects being delayed and over-budget.  As the Government works to ‘build back greener’, the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) in partnership with Waugh Thistleton Architects have hosted the UK Construction Minister Lee Rowley, on a site visit to the Black and White building.  Winner of both the Gold Award and the Education and Public Sector category of the Wood Awards 2021, Magdalene College Library in Cambridge is a striking example of sympathetic design, beautiful materials and careful craftmanship. The recently revealed design concept for the expansion of Santiago International Airport in the Dominican Republic includes a transformation of the current building into a mixed-use space that features an office park, business center, and hotel. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Apr 10 2022
10 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - April 2021 - Week Thirteen
In this weeks episode, soon Robert Schmitz will be on the podcast, talking about the 20-storey, 75-metre-high Sara Cultural Centre - named after a popular Swedish author - opened its doors last September.  Designed by Greg Latimer, principal of studioCANOO, the six-storey office building has been styled to fit in with the well-worn industrial buildings in the Leaside Business Park in east-central Toronto. A new tool for city planners helps them design a portfolio of actions that encompasses mass timber has been released by Princeton.  The Port of Portland has direct experience using mass timber to construct the new airport terminal.  Completed this year, HAUT is part of the country’s commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2050, in which the use of timber as a building material has been identified as one of the most effective ways to accelerate decarbonization. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Apr 4 2022
10 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - Mar 2022 - Week Twelve
In this episode, in the fall of 2017, Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., announced a deal in Toronto to build a dream city “from the Internet up”, however some argue that dream was nothing more than some pretty pictures. After just a single visit to Australia, UK-based James Jones & Sons decided to buy a 60 per cent stake in Australian timber companies XLam and Hyne Timber. Winner in the Experimental Future Projects category in the World Architecture Festival 2021, SAWA – designed by Mei Architects and Planners – is Rotterdam’s first 50-meter-high residential building and it was developed with the goal to prove that humans can live and build in a sustainable way. Designed by CS&P Architects Inc., the Glulam beam and steel structure is being built by construction manager Percon Construction Inc. and is intended to improve the quality of recreational services to meet population growth and changing demographics in the area. Paul Kremer talks with Christina Wijeratne about the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and how it is seeking to transform Australia's approach to large-scale building construction, with a new $300 million program to encourage mass timber construction across the property sector.  The International Mass Timber Conference is only two weeks away! Get your tickets now. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Mar 28 2022
10 mins
Mass Timber Construction Podcast Special Guests - Christina Wijeratne - Funding Mass Timber in Australia
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is seeking to transform Australia's approach to large-scale building construction, with a new $300 million program to encourage mass timber construction across the property sector.  Why timber buildings?  Timber medium and high-rise buildings are growing in popularity across the world, offering a lower carbon footprint, fast build time and physiological benefits for the end user.  Innovations in engineered wood products have created new opportunities for mass timber construction in larger projects, with immediate and long-term environmental benefits. Eligible projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program will be looking at projects that use low carbon engineered wood products in large-scale construction, have secured appropriate materials source, accreditation and embodied carbon outcomes, are commercially sound, and comply with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation investment policies, guidelines and risk approach. In this special guest episode, I speak with Christina Wijerante who is a Senior Investment Associate at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation as we talk about the scheme and how you can submit your project for review. Please enjoy the conversation with Christina. If you are in Australia and wish to contact Christina, her email is christina.wijeratne@cefc.com.au or you can contact Ryan Rathborne at ryan.rathborne@cefc.com.au Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Mar 27 2022
15 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - Mar 2022 - Week Eleven
In this week's episode, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has finally revealed its plans for a new office scheme next to the Financial Times building on the Thames. Structural plywood was used to help reduce the carbon footprint of an Oregon office building designed by Lever Architecture for a nonprofit organisation. Training includes both online learning and live demonstrations at CSIC’s Innovation Factory in Hamilton – home to the UK’s only commercial-scale vacuum press for manufacturing cross-laminated and glue-laminated timber components, and a Pilot Insulation Line for trialling new insulation materials. The Strongfloor Timber Concrete Composite system is supported by HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER’s Glulam, XLam’s CLT & Peikko Group Corporation’s Delta Beam, which shows Strongfloor’s versatility. The visualization presents monthly global temperature anomalies between the years 1880-2021.Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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.
Mar 24 2022
9 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - Mar 2022 - Week Ten
In this week's episode, the COA Dorm will be approximately 12,000-square-foot building will comprise double- and single-occupancy rooms, a fully outfitted, multi-stationed community kitchen, large common area with exposed mass-timber beams, and a covered outdoor area.  The Auburn University College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, in partnership with other academic colleges and administrative offices, will host the first international cross-laminated timber, or CLT, conference to be held in the southern United States next month at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Located at 1200 East 4th Street, within a dynamic and walkable 24/7 dine-shop-live-work neighborhood, T3 Eastside will provide 93,000 sf of Class-A office and 9,200 sf of residential space. EcoDataCenter will build the new facility in wood with the frame, interior walls, and ceiling in cross-laminated timber and glulam. he £4 million GenZero project is exploring a new approach to building schools for generations to come, by using an ultra-low embodied carbon timber design and offsite manufacturing to help achieve net zero. A team of academics working in the Digital Structures research group at MIT's Building Technology Program has combined local aesthetic desires with the recent international push to expend increasing amounts of mass timber elements into new construction. We shall see you in Portland next month for the International Mass Timber Conference!Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Mar 15 2022
11 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - Mar 2022 - Week Nine
In this episode, thank you for your support. 16,000 followers of the Mass Timber Construction Journal is am impressive achievement, and it's all thanks to you, our Followers! The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) TallWood project began in 2016, now they are taking on another project, find out more. Waterfront Toronto, an alliance between the governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto, is planning to develop a 12-acre site in the centre of the city. A key player in insurance solutions for construction, Zurich North America is expanding coverage offerings to commercial projects using mass timber. RJC Engineers has played a role in a lot of great projects and firsts for Toronto, many with the use of mass timber.  Come and visit us at Stand #1002 at the International Mass Timber Conference in Portland in April 2022. Stora Enso says “our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine” and that they have stopped/are stopping sales import/export activities in Russia. Have a great week!Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Mar 7 2022
10 mins
Mass Timber Construction Podcast Special Guests - Build the [Im]Possible Competition Winners Rothoblaas
In this special guest episode, we talk to the winners of the Build the [Im]Possible competition. The competition was to design structures that would not be possible without our revolutionary SPIDER and PILLAR connectors. The response from the four corners of the world was incredible: all kinds of projects came in and it was not easy for us to select the best ones. The categories of participation were Students and Professionals, and both gave us great satisfaction. The technical jury that selected the four finalist projects included a number of leading figures from the world of timber construction: Roland Maderebner, Senior Scientist at the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck (A); Hermann Kaufmann, manager and founder of HK Architekten and professor emeritus of design and timber construction at the Technical University of Munich (D); Thomas Moosbrugger, member of national and international standardisation committees for timber construction and timber products; Peter Lang, partner at Rothoblaas, creator of the competition and expert in the field of Mass Timber constructions; and, last but not least, Ernesto Callegari, Product Line Manager at Rothoblaas, a structural engineer who is part of the company's Technical Office fastener development team. The judges are familiar with timber construction and spend much of their time imagining and shaping its future. Following the selection of the four finalists, participants in the Mass Timber Seminar in November submitted their votes and the two winning projects were crowned. Among the students, Tyler Hull, a young researcher from the University of Waterloo, Canada, won first prize. The prize in the "Professionals" category went to the Austrian RWT PLUS studio, already well-known in the industry for its design and construction of one of the world's tallest timber buildings, the HoHo in Vienna.  We speak with Matthias Rinnhofer. Please enjoy this very special guest episode of the podcast and congratulations to the winners in both categories. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Mar 2 2022
39 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - Feb 2022 - Week Eight
In this episode, on April 26th and 27th Rothoblaas  #Rothoschool will host the Structural Design of Wooden Buildings Course at the headquarters in Cortaccia will field a team of 12 specialists including professors, engineers and professionals covering construction site theory and practice available to designers who want to stay up to date.  Developer Parklea engaged i2C Architects to design their new corporate headquarters in Melbourne’s southeast, they specified that they wanted it to be as sustainable so they used CUSP CLT and GLT products. WoodWorks - Wood Products Council is pleased to announce its 2022 partners. Eli Gould friend of the mass timber sectors launched www.offsitewood.org it is live, a comprehensive approach to building tools for architects is now a lot more accessible: it’s become more than just a plug-in. Check out Viridi Group's #strongfloor a true complete floor solution.  Testing using a pendulum impact hammer by ETH Zurich has a mass of 3500 kg and an effective length of 4700 mm. The cross-sections of the specimens vary between 160x160 mm and 200x320 mm with lengths between 2700 mm and 4300 mm. Enjoy! Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Feb 28 2022
10 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - Feb 2022 - Week Seven
In this week's episode, dRMM said it was also looking forward to working in a country where the use of wood in construction was ‘considered mainstream’ rather than being treated with ‘distrust’, broadly, Alex de Rijke believes Germany is ‘leading the way’ in building sustainably. Timberlink Australia has partnered with hsbcad to supply an end-to-end software solution for NeXTimber Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) projects. A flagship project of the New South Wales government to support the tourism and fishing industries, the new Sydney Fish Market is being redeveloped. Mass Timber Competition: Building to Net-Zero Carbon, funded by the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and USDA Forest Service (USDA) for the purpose of advancing low carbon mass timber construction in the United States. First Tech Federal Credit Union's brief for Hacker Architects for the design of its new campus in Hillsboro, Oregon. An innovative method of sustainable wooden modular construction has been selected for the building of 32 schools in Berlin by 2025. Northlake Commons, a stunning, transformational new mass timber commercial development focused on elevating the human experience for the post-pandemic workplace. Enjoy!Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Feb 21 2022
11 mins
Mass Timber Construction Podcast Special Guests - Steve Clem and Tym - Skanska Sustainable Construction
Skanska work makes a clear contribution to society and the environment around them. Whether they are building schools to provide inspiring spaces for learning, roads to connect communities or hospitals to care for patients, it all contributes to their purpose – they build what matters. Skanska Group uses knowledge & foresight to shape the way people live, work, and connect. More than 135 years in the making, they’re one of the world’s largest development and construction companies, with 2020 revenue totalling SEK 159 billion. They operate in select markets throughout the Nordics, Europe and the United States. Together with our customers and the collective expertise of our 32,000+ teammates, we create innovative and sustainable solutions that support healthy living beyond our lifetime.  In this special guest episode I speak with Steve Clem who is the Senior Vice President- Project Planning Services and Tym who is the Mass Timber Superintendent at Skanska, both are based in Portland, Oregon. We discuss the changes to global construction as mass timber becomes more prominent across the planet. We also discuss the nature of changes in reporting for sustainable construction, and  how the impacts of the EU (through the Swedish HQ) are driving a different agenda in North America and beyond. A highlight is the discussion of the emergence of carbon accounting through tools like EC3 and LCA.  Please enjoy my conversation with Steve and Tym. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Feb 16 2022
58 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - Feb 2022 - Week Six
In this week's update, it is with thanks to the Forest Business Network that we head to Portland Oregon in April for the International Mass Timber Conference. The first sod was officially turned at Timberlink’s NeXTimber manufacturing facility at Tarpeena South Australia. Construction has started on a nine-storey building in Mayfair designed by Piercy & Co, featuring a hybrid steel and exposed cross-laminated timber (CLT) frame. Mortenson, in partnership with the City of Tempe, Urban Development Partners, PGIM Real Estate, among others celebrated the topping out of The Beam on Farmer.  One of Canberra’s newest office buildings will be made using a revolutionary engineered timber product instead of traditional concrete. Stora Enso invests EUR 9 million in an automated CLT (cross-laminated timber) coating line at the Ybbs sawmill in Austria. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Feb 14 2022
10 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - Feb 2022 - Week Five
In this week's episode, Hyne Timber Group (Hyne Timber and XLam) is pleased to announce a partnership with UK-based James Jones & Sons Ltd  (JJSL), bringing together a combined 320 years of family-owned sawmilling heritage to pursue growth opportunities. Incredible step forward for Australia and the mass timber construction sector. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) – which invests in behalf of the #Australian Government – has unveiled a $300 million program to encourage mass timber building across the building sector. Under the program, eligible projects will be able to access Commonwealth funded debt-finance of between $20 million and $75 million.  An advanced modular hotel will be maximising the use of Whyalla produced steel, ensuring we are supporting local jobs and industry - other materials will need to be sourced elsewhere, such as the panelling of the hotel, which is cross-laminated timber (CLT) from plantation timber. The University of Newcastle’s Q Building has become the first building in regional NSW to achieve a 6 Star Green Star ‘Design and As Built’ certified rating. The construction of downtown Delafield's first mass timber building started Feb. 2 after years of delay, Hendricks Commercial Properties announced. Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Feb 7 2022
11 mins
Mass Timber Market Updates - Jan 2022 - Week Four
In this week's episode, the IAMTC.org provides a sneak peek at its "Proclaim" program which offer industry stakeholders the opportunity to voluntarily provide project information through an easy to navigate online portal to achieve endorsement under the scheme....more to follow. Eco-conscious entrepreneurs in the province looking to change how we construct and deconstruct our buildings.  The revamp project will include a striking new three-storey timber building at its heart designed by architect Thomas Heatherwick. Plans released for the 8-story mass timber structure, Glisan Tower will provide 105 units of affordable housing to Portland’s Gateway District. Nordic forest products giant Stora Enso has reported an 83% growth in annual pre-tax profits for 2021 to €1.41bn (2020: €773m).  Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, is proud to announce that Michelle Kam-Biron, PE, SE, F. SEAOC, SECB, a mass timber specialist for the company, was awarded the Susan M. Frey Educator Award from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).Production by Deeelicious BeatsMusic "Game Play" by Quality QuestPodcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Productionwww.masstimberconstruction.comSponsors of the Podcast:RothoblaasRothoblaas 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. Rotho Blaas "Build the [Im]possible" Solutions designed for building in wood that are easily accessible adapting to the needs of all. IAMTC Delivering value through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy and thought-leadership.Sponsor Wanted Here Looking for global sponsorship opportunities in the mass timber sector? Why not consider sponsoring?
Jan 31 2022
10 mins