RESEARCHERS PUT TALL TIMBER TO THE TEST

IN A WORLD FIRST, THE BEHAVIOUR OF MASS TIMBER BUILDINGS TO RESIST THE LOSS OF A KEY STRUCTURAL ELEMENT HAS BEEN PUT TO THE TEST AT THE GOLD COAST CAMPUS OF GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY.
A key member of the team undertaking the testing is Associate Professor Benoit Gilbert from Griffith’s School of Engineering and Built Environment. He confirmed the team was specifically looking at engineered solid wood products, such as Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL),... READ MORE

CASE STUDY: THE WOODSOLUTIONS MID-RISE DEMO

THE MELBOURNE-BASED WOODSOLUTIONS MID-RISE DEMO IS PROVING POPULAR WITH ORGANISATIONS INTERESTED IN PREFABRICATED TIMBER CONSTRUCTION METHODS.
Designed to demonstrate a variety of different engineered timber products, and the fire, acoustic, and structural systems with which they are commonly associated, the structure provides the effect of a static site visit. Totalling three storeys, the Mid-Rise Demo displays... READ MORE

PRECAST PANEL CLEARED IN OPAL TOWER CRISIS EXPERTS

EXPERTS HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THE PREFABRICATED CONCRETE PANEL INVOLVED IN THE CRACKING INCIDENT AT THE OPAL TOWER WAS NOT AT FAULT.
At the close of 2018, The Australian newspaper exclusively reported that structural engineers had ruled out any integral weakness in a prefabricated concrete panel as the cause of cracking in the Opal Tower, a residential high-rise in Sydney’s west. Sarah... READ MORE

NEW OFFSITE MANUFACTURING PLANT TO OPEN MID-2019

A NEW TIMBER OFFSITE MANUFACTURING PLANT IS SET TO OPEN AT AVALON AIRPORT’S INDUSTRIAL PRECINCT IN THE GEELONG (VICTORIA) AREA IN MID-2019.
Cross Laminated Offsite Solutions (CLOS) will primarily process CLT among other timber materials and provide manufacturing services for the housing, industrial and commercial building sectors. The plant will prefabricate engineered timber products into walls, floors, roofs and other building components,... READ MORE

DYNAMIC PLAYER TAKES ON BATHROOM POD MARKET

DYNAMIC PODS HAS ENTERED THE BATHROOM POD MARKET WITH A DIFFERENTIATED OFFER BUILT AROUND A COMMITMENT TO QUALITY, SEAMLESS INTEGRATION, DESIGN FLEXIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GAINS.
Dynamic Pods is an offshoot of light gauge steel manufacturer Dynamic Steel Frame, which, according to Managing Director Peter Blythe, has capitalised on decades of manufacturing and industry experience to release its bathroom pod solution. The result of the company's... READ MORE

2019 CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER TO DISCUSS CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN RELATION TO BUILDINGS

DANISH ARCHITECT KASPER GULDAGER JENSEN HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE PREFABAUS 2019 CONFERENCE: ‘OFFSITE - CONSTRUCTING THE FUTURE.’
Kasper will present on ‘Architecture in the Circular Economy’, which entails re-thinking the conventional linear lifecycle to become a circular ecosystem and entails designing buildings and selecting materials with a view to their disassembly and recycling at the end of... READ MORE

HARBOURSIDE SCHEME BENEFITS FROM PREFABRICATED APPROACH

A NEW WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT IN SYDNEY HAS BENEFITTED FROM THE USE OF A WIDE ARRAY OF PRECAST CONCRETE ELEMENTS, WITH QUALITY FINISH AND SPEED OF CONSTRUCTION AMONG THE PROJECT’S GAINS.
Wentworth Point is a new suburb in Sydney created in 2009 after the urban revitalisation of a large industrial tract of land on the banks of Homebush Bay. With the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry, located centrally within the suburb, direct... READ MORE

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