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NRAS Inveresk - a case study in transitioning to advanced off-site construction with wood


Bylund, D and Nolan, G, NRAS Inveresk - a case study in transitioning to advanced off-site construction with wood, World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016 program, 22-25 August, Vienna, Austria, pp. 1-7. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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An increasing number of off-site construction projects utilising prefabricated timber solutions are now being attempted in regions outside of central and northern Europe. As these new developments appear, a variety of potential building case study projects present themselves, highlighting a range of regional issues that are unique to their situation such as the established prevalent building culture and knowledge base and the timber type and availability. One such example is the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) four-storey student housing project, situated on the University of Tasmania’s Inveresk campus in Australia’s most southern state. This paper will explore the Australian context that new building methods will encounter when entering an established building culture as well as a range of specific issues that have arisen from the NRAS Inveresk project as Tasmania’s first building procured through the use of advanced off-site construction methods combining volume modules and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:prefabrication, timber, building, innovation
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Building
Research Field:Building information modelling and management
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction processes
Objective Field:Residential construction processes
UTAS Author:Bylund, D (Dr David Bylund)
UTAS Author:Nolan, G (Professor Gregory Nolan)
ID Code:113819
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2017-01-24
Last Modified:2017-01-24
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