Innovation and construction: CLT

by Tiffany Paczek
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Holz DC is driving innovation, shortening timelines and lowering costs of Australian construction projects using CLT.

The Australian construction industry is embracing true innovation with its utilisation of Holz DC – Australia’s premier Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) tech company that provides developers and builders unrivalled access to a national collective of highly qualified independent CLT experts.

Holz DC experts have a proven track record in delivering successful CLT solutions to residential, educational and commercial projects and have been known to deliver a 15 percent cost saving compared to traditional builds, with a further 20 percent saving on construction time.

Holz DC’s unique model sources and coordinates CLT experts from a national pool of best-in-class professionals and as a result deliver a seamless and efficient ‘one stop shop’ to builders and developers. Holz DC is currently working on over 200 CLT dwellings in New South Wales and Victoria.

With its national collective of experts, Holz DC can facilitate multiple service providers including structural engineers, architects, environmental engineers, job planning, fire consultants, building surveyors/certifiers, logistics consultants and CLT installation teams. In addition, Holz DC also introduces its clients to several international CLT manufacturers and helps them facilitate better commercial terms on the supply of CLT.

From the earliest concept development through to CLT installation, Holz DC assists by optimising the build time and quality of each project. This enables the builder or developer to concentrate on doing what they do best, while Holz DC coordinates the pool of experts on their behalf to deliver a quality, cost effective and time efficient project using CLT.

Theo Pasialis, Holz DC’s director Construction, says, “Holz DC is driving genuine innovation across both residential and commercial construction industries. We are the premier CLT company in Australia, offering unparalleled access to all relevant experts, and we’re currently working with many forward-thinking, developers, builders and architects on hundreds of projects across the country. As time moves forward, I expect to hear from many more who see the huge opportunity Holz DC represents for their own business.”

Pasialis says Holz DC is continually open to talking with builders and developers who are focused on delivering more efficient projects.

“Our aim is not to replace a builder’s or developer’s team of experts for a project, but rather to add value to them throughout the entire design and construction process by providing access to our pool of experts who are focused entirely on CLT. That way, builders and developers can maximise their investment and use a revolutionary building material at the same time.”

CLT is cited as the 21st century solution to building sustainability. It is generally more cost effective than structural steel or concrete and vastly outperforms conventional framed construction materials for airtightness, thermal insulation, internal moisture management, acoustic insulation and fire resistance.

Holz DC director onstruction Theo Pasialis. Image courtesy Holz DCz

Holz DC director Construction Theo Pasialis. Image courtesy Holz DCz

As a wood product, it is a totally renewable carbon neutral construction material, boasting the lowest energy consumption of any other building product.

Pasialis concludes, “Holz DC is continually innovating and we are working with both international and domestic experts to extend the use and capabilities of CLT so that it becomes an even more efficient and environmentally-friendly building product. We are always keen to talk to forward-thinking architects, surveyors/certifiers, logistics operators and engineers who would like to be part of our collective; this is an exciting time for our industry.”

For more information about working with Holz DC, contact Theo Pasialis on 1300 545 711 or email [email protected].

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