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Timber Construction in the 21st Century

ancient-chinese-architecture-drawing-and-ancient-chinese-architecture-drawing-chinas-timber-technology.jpgThe DIRTT Approach to construction’s foundation is in the ability to change, while also maintaining the power to remain the same. It has allowed for speedy changes to long-lasting solutions and the freedom to change one’s mind. The introduction of DIRTT’s timber construction has aligned with DIRTT’s core values and ensured that they are furthered in the process.

Timber construction has existed for thousands of years in many forms. Some of Asia’s oldest wooden structures, spanning back to the 7th century, were made using timber framing. Timber framing was utilized in the United States until the 1800s when the population started to grow and the Industrial Revolution began. There were new, cheaper materials that could be mass produced. Timber framing still existed but was far less popular until it saw a rebirth in the 20th century.

Imported from Switzerland and Germany, DIRTT’s timber frames are of the highest quality. This can be attributed to European environmental codes, the moisture content of the trees and the difference in harvesting practices. They ensure that the wood is properly dried, their workers are adequately trained and forests are consistently tended to. One of the most vital aspects of this way of building is its renewability. Trees will continue to be replanted again and again, unlike the wasteful elements of traditional drywall construction that will not be salvaged or regrown.

There are clear benefits to building with timber, with its unique design capabilities through the use of CAD (Computer Aided Design), its sustainability, and its speed and efficiency. Spaces built with timber frames are ordinarily very open and the wood is usually left exposed, which gives the timber a distinct look and feel. The spaces are meant to last and made custom to accommodate the fit the needs of all, including ours at Lane Office. (Seen below)

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Timber Construction in the 21st Century

Dec 19, 2016

ancient-chinese-architecture-drawing-and-ancient-chinese-architecture-drawing-chinas-timber-technology.jpgThe DIRTT Approach to construction’s foundation is in the ability to change, while also maintaining the power to remain the same. It has allowed for speedy changes to long-lasting solutions and the freedom to change one’s mind. The introduction of DIRTT’s timber construction has aligned with DIRTT’s core values and ensured that they are furthered in the process.

Timber construction has existed for thousands of years in many forms. Some of Asia’s oldest wooden structures, spanning back to the 7th century, were made using timber framing. Timber framing was utilized in the United States until the 1800s when the population started to grow and the Industrial Revolution began. There were new, cheaper materials that could be mass produced. Timber framing still existed but was far less popular until it saw a rebirth in the 20th century.

Imported from Switzerland and Germany, DIRTT’s timber frames are of the highest quality. This can be attributed to European environmental codes, the moisture content of the trees and the difference in harvesting practices. They ensure that the wood is properly dried, their workers are adequately trained and forests are consistently tended to. One of the most vital aspects of this way of building is its renewability. Trees will continue to be replanted again and again, unlike the wasteful elements of traditional drywall construction that will not be salvaged or regrown.

There are clear benefits to building with timber, with its unique design capabilities through the use of CAD (Computer Aided Design), its sustainability, and its speed and efficiency. Spaces built with timber frames are ordinarily very open and the wood is usually left exposed, which gives the timber a distinct look and feel. The spaces are meant to last and made custom to accommodate the fit the needs of all, including ours at Lane Office. (Seen below)

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