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Cost Engineering of Mid-rise Timber Buildings

This guide provides reference data and methodology advice for cost engineering activities directly and indirectly associated with the design, procurement and installation of wood structures in Australia, especially with reference to mid-rise buildings (four or more levels).

Mid-rise Timber Building Structural Engineering

The 200+ page guide has two parts. The first includes an overview of the typical structural design process for a mid-rise timber building, the second comprises appendices with detailed worked examples of the design process for major structural building elements.

Long-span Timber Floor Solutions

This guide covers two timber floor solutions – cassette type floors (using LVL or glulam web and LVL or CLT flanges) and panel-type floors (using CLT or combination of CLT with LVL or glulam secondary members) – that have the potential to be used for at least 9 x 9 metre mid-rise commercial building.

Wood Construction Systems

This guide is designed to assist practicing structural engineers and other building design professionals to confidently develop conceptual structural designs for timber-rich buildings and structures.

CLT Acoustic Performance

The next generation of heavy timber building systems is about to transform the design and construction of many buildings in Australia. Products that make up heavy timber construction include: Cross-laminated timber (CLT)


Robustness in Structures

A best practice guide for Australian buildings offering advice, design methodologies and details for typical building types.

Fire Safety Design of Mid-rise Timber Buildings

Details of the principles and fire engineering analysis done to support the 2016 changes to the NCC to help you design or determine compliant performance solutions

Mid-rise Timber Buildings Multi-residential Class 2 and 3

This Guide applies to Class 2 and 3 Residential Buildings or parts of buildings. It aims to assist in providing specific advice on both of these areas and is specifically written for use by designers, specifiers, builders, regulatory and certifying authorities.

Mid-rise Timber Buildings Commercial and Education Class 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9b (including Class 4 parts)

This Guide explains how to achieve the targeted fire and sound Performance Requirements in the National Construction Code (NCC) for Cass 5-9B mid-rise timber buildings using the Deemed-to- Satisfy pathway for fire-protected timber.

EXPAN Engineered Woods and Fabrication Specification

The EXPAN prefabricated construction system brings timber into the commercial and industrial design age

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