Congratulations to Lisa Oliver and Ben White on their recent publication in the NZ Wood Timber Design Guide on Post and Beam Construction!
Around the world, the limits of mass timber are being pushed to create exceptional structures. Post and beam buildings suit many applications including commercial, educational, residential, public or institutional. New Zealand is already well on its way in paving the path for timber structures in high seismic zones. This guide focuses on multi-storey construction which utilises engineered timber beam and column elements as the primary gravity load carrying system. Common engineered mass timber available in New Zealand includes Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam), Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), and Cross Laminated Timber panels (CLT).
Lisa and Ben have created this as an introductory design guide aimed at providing information and guidance on the planning and concept design of timber post and beam buildings for developers, architects, and engineers.
The free guide can be downloaded from the NZ Wood Design Guides- click here!