The WoodSolutions MAP team regularly generates resources for the use of designers, developers, and builders on mid-rise projects.
These resources are all free for download and use, and can be accessed below (log in required to download).
New resources will be added to this page as they area created so make sure to check back in regularly!
MAP Fact Sheet #1: Global Warming Impact of Mid-rise Timber
This sheet summarises some of the key outcomes identified from two Life Cycle Assessments completed by researchers at RMIT University on mid-rise timber buildings in Melbourne (reports commissioned by and freely available from FWPA). With renewable energy on the rise, these Assessments show how reducing the embodied energy in your building materials can significantly affect on overall building environmental impact.
MAP Fact Sheet #2: Timber Construction for Social Housing
Timber construction systems have been utilised for decades to deliver a range of property types, from detached houses to 5 story multi-residential structures. In this fact sheet we take a closer look at the impacts of specifying timber construction systems when designing social housing projects, noting three key considerations to ensure a successful timber project. Note this fact sheet refers to social housing in Victoria. Fact sheets for other states will be generated in the future.
MAP Technical Sheet #1: Glued Laminated (GL) Structural Timber Product Marking/Labelling
Glue Laminted Timber (GL or Glulam) is a commonly utilised mass timber element in all forms of mid-rise timber construction. As the popularity of mid-rise timber construction continues to grow, so has a minor level of confusion regarding Glulam strength grades, and converting them between Australian grades and European Grades (with both common in our market). This technical resource - also available in web page format here - provides a simple comparison table to help you when specifying or procuring Glulam elements.
MAP Case Study #1: Mid-rise Timber Construction
Prepared by the WoodSolutions Mid-rise team, this generic case study details the lessons learnt from their collective and extensive project experience. With attention paid to a wide range of topics from fire, to acoustics, the supply chain, sustainability and so on, this document is a must read for all designers and builders looking to deliver a mid-rise timber building.
MAP Case Study #2: Oxford Apartments, Williams Landing
At 5 storeys in height and comprising 98 contemporary apartments, Williams Landing's Oxford Apartments demonstrate the ability for light weight timber framing to deliver high quality residences on budget and on time. In this case study the mid-rise team explore the systems that make this project such as success, from the structure itself, to acoustics, fire, and more.