Buildings constructed of engineered timber products such as glulam, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) are starting to pop up all across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s easy to see why, as timber has many advantages when compared to more traditional materials such as steel or concrete and there is a real demand in the market for the cost and carbon savings that timber can deliver, as well as the excellent aesthetic exposed timber can provide to a building’s design.
Engineers Australia featured a nine page spread about timber buildings in their March 2017 issue to explore why there is such a growing demand. In writing the piece, the EA editors sought the input of one of Fire Engineers here at Holmes, James O’Neill (who is our resident timber expert) having completed his PhD on the performance of multi-storey timber buildings exposed to fire.
You can read the article from the Engineers Australia magazine here.
Courtesy create magazine published by Engineers Australia.