Make It Wood in New Zealand

Date: 12-Mar-14
Author: Chris Philpot

WoodSmart tour © Chris Philpot

Next week, Chris Philpot, Manager of Planet Ark's Make It Wood campaign will be joining the WoodSmart Construction tour of New Zealand – a six day tour through Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. 

'I’m looking forward to visiting many timber buildings, especially the Auckland Art Gallery that won ‘World Building of the Year 2013′ as well as getting a better understanding of how engineered wood is manufactured (CLT, glulam and LVL).' says Chris.

Chris will be covering all the places visited each day on 'The Grain'

If you'd like to check out photos of incredible wood buildings or hear interesting anecdotes be sure to visit next week

Here is a list of what the tour will cover:

Auckland Art Gallery - spectacular timber foyer
Museum of Transport and Technology - a large LVL timber portal frame building.
TimberLab - a large timber fabricator with new CNC Bridge in action.
Wood Smart Seminar, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Timber Design Awards, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Massey University, College of Creative Arts, Wellington - 3 storey timber framed educational building
?XLam Cross Laminated Timber manufacturing plant
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology - 3 storey timber framed Arts and ?Media building
Halifax Street Office, 3 storey timber framed office building
Hunter Laminates Glulam manufacturing plant
Nelson Pine LVL manufacturing plant and fabricator
Siegfried's Vineyard timber wine store
Tait Communication, 2 storey timber framed office building (3,500 m2)
Merritt's Office 3 storey timber framed office building (1,600 m2)
St Elmo Courts Office, 5 storey composite timber and concrete office building
Trimble Navigation, 2 storey timber framed office building (6,000m2)
Tour of University of Canterbury Timber Testing Lab