CLT and more wooden buildings

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is a beautiful teaching space constructed with beam and post LVL and plywood.

 

_MG_5022 _MG_5019 _MG_5016 The 3 storey, 3000 m2 timber framed Arts and Media building utilises new generation earthquake‐resistant technology which consists of pairs of rocking timber walls, joined with energy dissipaters.

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All structural details are on show for the students to walk around and see.

 

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This building is ‘locally sourced’ – the trees grow, the timber is manufactured and it is all put together within 50 miles of the site. 

 

It took 11 weeks to build from start to finish with a team of 4 people.

 

 Leftover timber was used to create beautiful pieces of furniture.

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51 Halifax Street is a 3-storey timber framed office building utilising earthquake minimising damage LVL system.

 

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The beams weren’t properly secured to the delivery truck and as a result fell off the back when a tight turn was taken around a roundabout.  Some were damaged and returned to Nelson Pine but most were delivered straight to site in still perfect condition – another clear benefit of timber.  If the beams had been made from concrete they would have all broken.

 

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Hunter Laminates Nelson is currently prefabricating all the wood for Netball Australia.

 

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XLam NZ is the only cross laminated timber (CLT) plant in Australasia.  They use a mix of douglas fir and radiata pine to make CLT. 

 

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Once the wood is sorted, cleaned and sawn it is laid out here and the glue sets under vacuum.  There is the ability for 3 pressing per day.  One pressing will hold up to 50 metres cubed of CLT.

 

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They are creating feature ceilings with the CLT.

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These CLT panels are ready for an architect’s home.  There is so much detail in the prefabrication that once delivered to site the house will be put together is 1 ½ weeks.

 

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 For more information and some great videos visit Xlam NZ

 

 

 

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