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Leveraging BIM in the Prefabrication Space

By improving project visibility and coordination between the trades, 3D models can reduce the risk of design errors and save offsite construction firms time and money. Until fairly recently, prefabrication and modular construction carried...
18th June 2018

Timber Modular Hotel Goes up on Berlin Shopping Centre Car Park

In what’s being hailed as a world first and a feat of creative urban densification, a 151-room, modular timber hotel is now being craned onto the unused upper floor of a multi-storey car park at Berlin’s Ring-Center 2 shopping mall, on...
15th June 2018

Downtown’s New McDonald’s Shows off its Cross-Laminated Timber Design

A far cry from the kitschy memorabilia of the Rock ’n’ Roll-themed building it replaces, the essentially all-new design of River North’s flagship McDonalds at 600 N. Clark Street is finally starting to come together. At its heart is an...
15th June 2018

Timber Buildings Taking Shape as Construction Sector Expands

Lendlease is to construct a new timber office tower at Barangaroo South as demand for the environmentally-friendly properties gains traction. The building will be known as Daramu House, which means “tree house” in the aboriginal Sydney...
9th June 2018

PCL Wins Green Building Award for Humber River Hospital

When Humber River Hospital (HRH) opened its doors near Keele and the 401 in 2015, the massive facility became North America’s first fully digital hospital. Designed by HDR Architects and built by PCL, the 14-storey, 1.8 million square foot...
8th June 2018
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Solid Wood Solutions is taking place on the 5th July at The Oculus - part of the University of Warwick and will shine a spotlight on pioneering projects through informative case studies presented by those who conceived and developed the buildings that are gaining global attention. This event presents a great opportunity to gain insight and network with those who are shaping the future of the engineered timber industry.

Speakers include:

  • Giancarlo Torpiano - Arup
  • Jonathan Roynon - Buro Happold
  • Kelly Harrison - Heyne Tillett Steel
  • John Spittle - Wiehag
  • Nic Clark - KLH UK
  • Gavin White - Ramboll
  • Kevin Flanagan - PLP Architecture
  • David Lomax - Waugh Thistleton
  • Neil Eaton - Berman Guedes Stretton
  • Daniel Kreissig - ZÜBLIN Timber
  • Robin Lancashire - TRADA
  • Darren Richards - Cogent Consulting
  • Penny Randell - Ecological Building Systems UK
  • Robert Hairstans - Edinburgh Napier University

For more information, visit the Solid Wood Solutions website >