The construction industry today faces many challenges including increased complexity, thinning margins, labour shortages, supply chain disruption and poor productivity.
Add to this, the fact that the construction, maintenance, and demolition of the built environment is a leading source of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and that we are in the midst of a global environmental crisis, and it’s clear that the construction industry is in serious need of transformation.
Mass timber is a real solution to these issues.
Mass Timber and the Wood Revolution
Mass timber buildings are prefabricated in high-tech manufacturing facilities, are shipped to site, and are assembled on site rather than constructed in the traditional manner. This means mass timber buildings offer a faster way to build that is remarkably cost-effective and reduces a project’s environmental impact, as wood is a natural, renewable and sustainable construction material with a much lighter carbon footprint than steel or concrete.
Finally, not only are Mass Timber affordable housing buildings are also designed for replicability. Element5 has produced a number of multi-unit, residential mass timber buildings now, and though each is customized to suit the needs of the specific community and location, the architecture, engineering, material component and connections remain relatively the same – which helps to speed up the building permit process.
The team at Element5 are experts in the delivery of modern timber buildings and we are ready to help you transform the delivery of your next project, contact us today.