The Clearwater Quays apartments designed by Phil and Roger at Pacific Environments for Red Stag, are leading the way being constructed in engineered mass timber - demonstrating how these materials can best be used in mid-rise buildings as part of a Governement initiative to boost the use of timber in construction.
Red Stag Investments Ltd, a company with its roots in forestry, wood processing and property development, has partnered with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to deliver Mid-rise Wood Construction, a 4-year, $5 million Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme.
"Combining cross-laminated timber (CLT), glulam and panelised framing timber is a cost-effective, fast, resilient, and sustainable system for mid-rise construction," says Red Stag Group chief executive officer Marty Verry. "Our PGP programme aims to encourage widespread adoption of precision-engineered timber in mid-rise building construction in New Zealand."
"Aside from its natural beauty, engineered timber provides a very strong, low carbon and comparably low-cost alternative to steel and concrete. It’s easier to transport, relatively light and has outstanding earthquake and fire resilience. The use of prefabrication can speed up construction by as much as 30% and reduce cost to help meet New Zealand’s acute need for more accommodation.
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