Timber

We are at the forefront in the use of new timber materials for construction of mid-level to high- rise buildings – understanding property characteristics and design technologies, and actively participating in the development of the material and testing.
Barry Young, Director - TTW

Technology:

 

  • On the frontline of timber technology and design
  • Adopting the latest lateral analysis modelling
  • Dlubal software for CLT-specific design of floors and walls
  • Collaboration with overseas experts and academics
  • Sharing knowledge and contributing to technical papers
  • Direct network to all European and Australasian manufacturers
  • Up to date fire test knowledge
  • Involved in full scale fire and strength testing.

Methods:

 

  • Understanding tight tolerances
  • Lightweight, panelised construction streamlines design
  • Fast and efficient building production
  • Easier construction techniques mean lower labour costs
  • Ideal solutions for modular building methods
  • Adopting the latest connections and fixtures.
  • Hybrid steel and concrete timber options

Why we value timber

  • Resistant to corrosive environments
  • Offsetting the carbon footprints
  • High quality in panelised construction
  • Higher structural efficiency compared to reinforced concrete and steel
  • Lighter - resulting in less labour on site
  • Wellness effects for occupants

Timber is the new concrete

  • Cross Laminated Timber - CLT
  • Glulam
  • Laminated Veneer Lumber - LVL
  • Sawn Timber

Expertise & added value

TTW uses state-of-the art timber software to model our high-rise structures and have developed in-house software to cater for the varying material properties unique to timber suppliers around the world.

Project Experience

Bunjil Place

Opened in October 2017, Bunjil Place provides the community with an 800-seat auditorium, international standard art gallery, library, flexible exhibition and performance space, carpark, council chambers and offices for over 400 staff. Designed to become a cultural hub in Melbourne’s east, the new building involved intricate design challenges and delivery to demanding timeframes. The building’s…

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The Incubator, Macquarie University

Constructed entirely from timber and erected in just 37 days, the Incubator is an inspiring new space for students, researchers, staff, entrepreneurs and start-ups. The single-storey building is purpose-built and designed using modular construction techniques, allowing it to be disassembled and relocated at the end of five years. It consists of two pavilions linked by…

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AVEO Norwest

The short build-time requirement for this new residential retirement complex made it an ideal development for showcasing the innovative Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) material recently introduced to Australia. This lightweight construction technique is similar to a “prefab” building, with all wall and floor panels being manufactured in Europe, shipped to Australia for processing, then craned into…

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Our Lady of Assumption School

This exciting new project showcases TTW’s commitment to cutting-edge materials and technologies, and will be the first multistorey school building in Sydney built with engineered timber. With land space in Sydney’s inner west at a premium, this new school is an example of how an existing structure can be repurposed to fit modern requirements. The…

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Taronga Wildlife Retreat

Designed to showcase Australia’s biodiversity and promote conservation education, the project features a new native Australian bushwalk-inspired exhibit, along with a wildlife accommodation retreat, which builds on the popularity of the zoo’s existing Roar and Snore and Zoofari Lodge overnight experiences. The Wildlife Retreat will include five accommodation ‘pods’ between two and four storeys, with…

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