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A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Two Multi Storey Residential Apartment Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue403
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Environmental Impact
Energy Performance
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Carre, Andrew
Crossin, Enda
Organization
Forest and Wood Products Australia
Year of Publication
2015
Country of Publication
Australia
Format
Report
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Environmental Impact
Energy Performance
Keywords
Australia
Life-Cycle Assessment
Multi-Storey
Residential
Concrete
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This study compares the life cycle environmental impacts of two multilevel residential buildings built in Melbourne, Australia. The study was commissioned by Australand and funded by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). The first building considered, the ‘Study Building’, incorporated an innovative light weight building approach utilising a stick-built timber frame and a ‘cassette floor’ building system. The second building, the ‘Reference Building’ utilised a more typical building approach, incorporating precast concrete panels and suspended concrete slab floors (Table 1). The primary goal of the study was to compare the potential environmental impacts of the above buildings across their respective life cycles. The study employed the LCA methodology described by the ISO14044 standard to undertake the comparison of the buildings. The analysis addressed a building life cycle scope which was prescribed by GBCA (GBCA 2014), which in turn based the boundary definition on the EN15978 standard, as shown in Figure 1. Although EN15978 was used to define the scope of the LCA, the study is not intended to be fully compliant with the standard.
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Final Report for Commercial Building Costing Cases Studies – Traditional Design Versus Timber Project

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue271
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Cost
Design and Systems
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Dunn, Andrew
Organization
Forest and Wood Products Australia
Year of Publication
2015
Country of Publication
Australia
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Cost
Design and Systems
Keywords
Cost comparison
Cost
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This project developed Cost Plans for the structure of four building types; a 7 storey office building, an 8 storey apartment building, a 2 storey aged care facility and a single storey industrial shed. Each solution was designed and then independently costed for a timber option as well as a more conventional concrete framed or steel framed solution for a reference location in suburban Sydney. The site was assumed to have no significant cost implications concerning site access, ground conditions or neighbouring properties. The investigations considered only the elements of the building for which there were significant difference and ignored the cost of elements that were the same. The timber structural solutions were found in all cases to be significantly less than the competing non-timber solution. The cost of each of the main components were found to be significantly cheaper in timber for each building. The next best opportunity for the timber industry is the office and institutional building markets as both building forms are similar. This report shows that this market segment has great potential as this building design showed the significant cost savings particularly if a decorative ceiling is omitted.
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Life Cycle Assessment of a Cross Laminated Timber Building

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue66
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
Environmental Impact
Energy Performance
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Durlinger, Bart
Crossin, Enda
Wong, James
Organization
Forest and Wood Products Australia
Year of Publication
2013
Country of Publication
Australia
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Environmental Impact
Energy Performance
Keywords
Life-Cycle Assessment
Multi-Storey
Residential
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Lend Lease is constructing a new residential building using cross laminated timber (CLT). This material is a relatively new building material in Australia, which has found increased use in multi-story residential and commercial buildings, particularly in Europe. The Centre for Design (CfD), School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University was commissioned by Lend Lease through Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), to investigate the environmental performance associated with the production of the materials, along with HVAC and lighting systems, and associated operation and end-of-life of this novel building, using a life cycle approach. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been used as the core method for determining the potential environmental impacts of the products considered. LCA has been applied in accordance with ISO 14040:2006. Data on the building materials quantities and construction details were supplied by Lend Lease, background life cycle inventory data was gathered from Australian (AUPLCI) and European (Ecoinvent) databases. Data on cross laminated timber was provided by the manufacturer in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Annual operational energy use for the Forté and the reference buildings were calculated using the dynamic building energy simulation software tool ApacheSim. The simulation results for residential spaces were validated against results from an Accurate assessment.
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Productivity in Multi-storey Mass Timber Construction

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2096
Year of Publication
2019
Topic
Site Construction Management
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems

Transition Strategies: Accelerating Social Acceptance and Removing the Barriers to Prefabricated Multi-Storey Timber Urban Infill Developments in Australia Using CLT Construction Systems

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue50
Year of Publication
2012
Topic
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Lehmann, Steffen
Reinschmidt, Amanda
Mustillo, Lauren
Organization
Forest and Wood Products Australia
Year of Publication
2012
Country of Publication
Australia
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Australia
Multi-Storey
Social Acceptance
Consumer Behaviour
Housing
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This report was commissioned to review and formulate strategies for the accelerated uptake and social acceptance of living in multi-storey cross-laminated timber (CLT)-constructed buildings in infill developments to: remove cultural barriers, meet the sustainability expectations of potential buyers and obtain a better understanding of how we can facilitate the rapid introduction of this innovative construction technology in Australia. An extensive review of literature within the field was conducted to gather an overview of the barriers that inhibit consumers, governments and industry in the uptake and acceptance of CLTconstructed buildings for infill development. Data was collected on CLT buildings worldwide, to build a comprehensive picture of multi-storey timber buildings using CLT-construction systems.
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