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|TDA CEO visits world's tallest modern timber building|
|Wednesday, 15 October 2008 00:00|
The idea for this timber residential tower in Murray Grove, Hackney, came about as a result of the City of London planning requirement which requires a 10 per cent reduction in carbon through on-site renewable energy generation.
Conceived by London based Architect, Andrew Waugh, who saw that by storing carbon in the building as wood he could more than just meet the city requirements without the need of a costly on-site generation plant.
In keeping with the current world trend toward the use of wood as a carbon storage unit, Andrew and his team calculated that the 9 storey residential building could store 181 tonnes of carbon when completed and by not using traditional concrete methods could save a further 125 tonnes from entering the atmosphere during the construction process.
When asked if such a radical project could be constructed in Australia, Mr Dunn replied, that although the actual panelised cross-laminated timber product was not readily available in Australia at this time, he could see no reason that given the right lead time this or some similar product could certainly be made available.
He went on to say that TDA would assist in every way possible, any Architect or Engineer, who wanted to look at such ground breaking projects. TDA participated in many of the projects for the Sydney Olympics, with product procurement, technical information and design detailing and we would be happy to continue our efforts to bring such new technology to Australia.
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