Timber Development Association of Australia
AECOM (Nick Hewson) and TTW
- Quantity Surveying
studio505 were approached by the timber Development Association following our long engagement and interest in CLT and Engineered Timber design, to prepare a speculative, greenfields design for e Residential Apartment building in CLT. It was designed so that it could be considered in parallel to a traditional Concrete Framed building, in order to perform an extremely detailed analysis on the actual full cost spectrum of the Engineered Timber.
This data is extremely difficult to come across in the industry, particularly because, unlike Europe, the material is not a common or well understood option in construction. As such, studio505 developed a plan that would also offer some benefits available at no cost premium in a Timber building, such as complex facade interactions, and interesting internal planning, that provide the building a clear identity and character.
The project has completed its rigorous analysis, and it has been determined the CLT is cheaper by 5%, when taking account of construction time, preliminaries and labour markets available for the structural system. This benefit is outlined in the RICS and TDA document to be released shortly.
这种数据的生成在目前的产业环境中是非常困难的。尤其因为不同于欧洲，这些材料在本地并不常见或因为施工方对材料了解较少因此并不是首选材料。因此， 505工作室制定了一个计划-在不需要增加额外成本的前提下提供有益的木材建筑方案， 比如复杂的立面互动， 有趣的内部平面布局等等，以此为建筑设立一个清晰的定位和特征。
Consideration of shipping
and efficiency in panel material utilization is paramount in the consideration of CLT designs.
By understanding the transport logistics, the manufacturing capacity
and the structural detail and option, compact and viable plans can be prepared that allow swift, efficient
and super sustainable construction to be realised.
Facade modules and articulation
are embedded into very simple cut profiles to the structural floors, and the timber panels are modularised to allow for rapid manufacture and installation.