Efficient Building Solutions: The advantages of an alternative building solution.
Mass timber construction (MTC) is both a new ‘building material’, using engineered wood products as the primary structural material of choice, and ‘a new construction process’ under the umbrella of prefabricated construction. MTC is typically used in applications as a substitute for wetpoured steel reinforced concrete, solid section ‘tilt-slab’ concrete, and steel framing. However more frequently the use of mass timber technologies, such as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), are assembled in concert with more traditional construction materials.
Following two years of trial with Radiata pine, in 2012 XLam commenced manufacturing Cross Laminated Timber building panels in Nelson, New Zealand. Today, XLam offer a ‘total building solutions’ package including design/engineering, manufacture/supply and construction/project management and installation services. XLam realise that the most important component of any project is the management of ‘risk’, specifically deadline management - managing a task or an activity that needs to be accomplished within a defined period of time (or by a deadline).
Every project is unique. XLam recongise this fact and understand the requirements of ‘good process’ to ensure the best possible outcomes for the project team. XLam are frequently involved in ‘early consultant engagement’ as well as supporting those parties involved in ‘early contractor engagement’. XLam are able to provide advice to projects teams as to avoid common pitfalls and ensure clearly defined pathways to success.