NZIQS Webinar: Rise of Wood in Construction
(2:00 PM New Zealand Daylight Time)
Mid-Rise Wood Construction is a six year partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Red Stag Investments Ltd.
The aim of this $6.75million programme is to encourage widespread adoption of precision-engineered timber in mid-rise building construction. Since its inception in 2018, the programme has assembled a pool of New Zealand professionals experienced in mid-rise wood building design and construction to help share and grow knowledge and expertise with the broader industry.
Engineered timber is not only naturally beautiful but also provides a very strong, low carbon and comparably low-cost alternative to steel & concrete. It is easy to transport, relatively light, and has outstanding earthquake and fire resilience. The use of prefabrication can decrease construction time by as much as 30 percent, and reduces costs compared with traditional building methods. Combining cross-laminated timber (CLT), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), glulam and panelised framing timber creates a cost-effective, fast, resilient and sustainable system for mid-rise construction. For more information, go to www.midrisewood.co.nz or to subscribe to the newsletter and receive the latest news and updates on the Mid-Rise Wood Construction in your inbox, go to https://midrisewood.co.nz/newsletter/