As a material, engineered timber is increasingly being used for education and residential buildings, from the use of glulam beams and columns to cross laminated timber floors and walls. In order to push the boundaries with the material and make the most of the new technology, a more advanced approach to the engineering design of timber is required.
Our approach is holistic and encompasses amongst other things analysis from first principles, a detailed understanding of the fabrication process, careful detailing of connections, and proper use of building information modelling linked to CNC processes. BIM modelling is integral to the delivery of our timber engineering, which enables the model to be passed between the architect and MEP engineer for co-ordination purposes, before issuing it to the fabricator.
We have extensive experience of designing education and residential buildings in timber or as hybrid construction and have worked with the UK’s leading architects and specialist suppliers. We were named ‘Engineer of the Year’ for The Cube residential development at the 2015 Structural Timber Awards and the Sky Believe in Better Building (BiBB), on which we were the advanced timber engineers, won the Best Education project, Best Commercial project, Best Low Energy project and the Winner of Winners award.