Speed of Construction
Safety and Performance
Biophilic Design Benefits
Easy to work with, timber is easily modified on site and produces little waste. The quick-assembly wood panels provide a platform during construction and prefabricated sections can be manufactured off site, decreasing overall construction time.
In the event of a fire, char allows remaining wood structure to be insulated from the fire, for a time, before structural failure — providing occupants necessary time to escape. Wood also provides seismic resilience.
Since wood construction weighs significantly less than concrete or steel construction, the foundation can be reduced in size — saving on construction time and cost, with an added CO2 benefit from less concrete.
Wood’s natural insulating properties means it offers strong thermal performance. By adapting the wood’s thickness, thermal properties can be adjusted according to local climates.
Exposure to natural elements, such as wood,
is known to have a positive impact on human well-being. The warmth and quality of exposed timber lends itself to the overall design of the space and saves on additional finishes, since the structure acts as the finish.
Wood is a 100 percent renewable carbon-sequestering resource. Sustainably-sourced, timber can help reduce our carbon footprint.