The Truth About 3D Printed Homes. 3D printing may reshape the world canvas for good. Like many inventions, 3D printed homes been hyped up over the last few years. Like the Icon 3D printed homes in Austin, Texas. But what if I told you that Italian architects designed the world’s first 3D printed house out of dirt…yep, dirt. Clearly, the hype hasn’t bitten the dust yet.
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Is there a building size, height, number of stories, or occupancy in which mass timber works the best? In this video, I take a look at optimizing mass timber for a variety of projects, but rather than looking at this from a size and scale perspective, the focus is on structural material replacements for other systems in which mass timber works well - particularly post and beam framing.
While there is no single answer as to what makes a mass timber project successful vs. not moving forward with it, there are some common themes that are evident in many mass timber projects which do realize completion. In this video, I break down a list of 10 items that can help lead a mass timber project to success.
Poorly designed and badly built homes in New Zealand caused more than a stir in New Zealand's building industry from the mid 90's leading to some ill-thought-out policies being introduced that overcompensated for our shortcomings and lead to more problems then it solved.
May 6, 2022
How do you frame a mass timber building? Is the best way to do it 100% as timber, or should you utilize a hybrid approach incorporating other structural materials? Bearing walls vs. post and beam vs. post and plate? How does project use and size affect these decisions?
A benefit associated with the use of mass timber construction that is commonly cited is the reduction in foundations - specifically the ability to make foundations smaller than what they would be if the building were framed with other, heavier materials. However, the required size of the foundations in a building is based on more than just the weight of the structure.
Insulated Concrete Forms vs Structural Insulated Panels vs Traditional Platform Framing. In this video I will give you the pros & cons for all three of these building systems. While most homes in the US/Canada are built with traditional framing is that the best system?
November 6, 2019