Mid-Rise Wood Construction
The New Zealand Government has an international commitment to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.
The Mid-Rise Wood Construction partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries and Red Stag supports that initiative.
The partnership aims to encourage the use of New Zealand produced engineered mass-timber materials - cross-laminated timber panels, glulam beams and posts, laminated veneer lumber - and prefabrication - as an alternative to steel and concrete in the construction of mid-rise buildings. The lowest carbon design option is to build sustainable, social and environmental structures with wood.
Design funding is now available for qualifying, yet-to-be-constructed buildings as part of the Mid-Rise Wood Construction partnership. Funding of $100,000 - $300,000 per project depending on complexity and scale.
The Ministry for Primary Industries’ website has more information on the Mid-Rise Wood Construction partnership, including quarterly progress updates.
Key Goals | Mid-Rise Wood Construction
To support the development of both residential, public and commercial reference builds in New Zealand that can showcase the benefits of mass engineered timber.
A design funding contribution is now available for a limited number of qualifying, yet-to-be-constructed buildings as part of a partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Red Stag Investments.
Case study delivers insights into low carbon apartment building – Press Release
Construction professionals invited to inspect low-carbon demonstration building in November
Clearwater Quays Apartments, Christchurch
Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
WoodWorks is a mass timber conference (previously known as ‘Changing Perceptions’) that brings together leaders in engineered wood design and construction.
Clearwater Open Days – November 2021
Location: Clearwater Quays, Christchurch, New Zealand
In November, construction professionals and property developers are invited to attend site visits to the Clearwater Quays Apartments. The apartments are a model building for low-carbon construction in Christchurch.