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Supply: Pertains to the provision and distribution of building materials, equipment, and services

The Truth about 3D printed homes

Is it time to seriously consider 3D printed homes?

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.
What's the best way to design and build with Mass Timber?

What is Mass Timber’s SWEET SPOT?

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.
Pink Timber Treatment New Zealand

Treating Timber’s Harsh Realities

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.
Foundations for Mass Timber Buildings

Foundations for a Mass Timber Building: Can They be Smaller?

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.