TODD ENERGY OPERATIONS FACILITY
New Plymouth, New Zealand
CREDITS: Engineers: Nagel Consultants Ltd & Dunning Thornton Consultants / Contractors: Clelands Construction
This 940m2 Operations Facility for Todd Energy is located near the town of Waitara, just north of New Plymouth. The building utilises LVL support frames in combination with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) floor, wall and roof system to provide an efficient hybrid timber structure. Solid CLT stairs were even used between levels.
Being an Importance Level 4 building, seismic forces in the structure are large. Castellated connection details in the CLT panels and LVL beams allow for efficient transfer of loads throughout the structure to significantly reduce the amount of metalwork fixings. Castellations also help to locate beams and panels accurately onsite making for easy installation. Red Stag TimberLab’s 5-axis CNC processing centre efficiently profiled these castellations to the fine tolerances required.
CLT raw billets were CNC-fabricated by Red Stag TimberLab. The panels were delivered to site with self-adhered building wrap pre-applied in TimberLab’s factory. This prefabrication increased speed of construction and helped protect the timber from site moisture.
LVL raw billets were re-laminated into larger section sizes. All LVL members were CNC-fabricated by Red Stag TimberLab and delivered to site with the CLT panels in a co-ordinated approach to suit the build sequence.
One-Stop-Shop Solution – Red Stag TimberLab invests heavily in the latest innovations and capabilities, to ensure our increased capacity can keep up with growing demand. We hold a strong focus on enhancing our engineered wood product solution offering to Glulam, CLT. and LVL. Providing options for a range of structural products (Glulam, LVL & CLT) means the structural system can be optimised and still delivered under a single procurement package. Having one fabricator responsible for modelling and CNC-processing all products ensures that each element is fabricated to the same tolerances / accuracy, and that all site deliveries are suitably co-ordinated.
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