Having won the WAN award for Best use of Modern Method of Construction (MMC) project award in 2018, Da Col was invited to speak at one of BAU roundtables to share his knowledge on the environmental and other benefits that cross-laminated-timber (CLT) delivered.
The Best use of Modern Method of Construction (MMC) project category celebrated the innovation and new technology being applied to projects from BIM through offsite manufacture, modular units, 3D printing and mechanised installation techniques, all addressing this paradigm shift in our methods of construction.
William Kendrick, business director, WAN and WIN Awards, said the WAN Award judges had been impressed with Waugh Thistleton’s entry and were also pleased to see a pure CLT structure rather than the more common composite of CLT and concrete/steel.
Waugh Thistleton Architects’ award entry showed how a project that uses the weight savings inherent in CLT could maximise the development potential of a site constrained by an adjacent Crossrail tunnel.
“Winning the award gave Waugh Thistleton the opportunity to get involved in this event. We were really pleased to be able to present them with this opportunity due to our valuable and ongoing partnership with BAU,” said Kendrick.
Attendence at this year’s BAU broke records with 250,000 visitors flocking to the expanded venue. Some 85,000 visitors, representing more than 150 countries, travelled from overseas.
2019 WAN and WIN Award winners could also have the chance to talk through their projects at the next BAU exhibtion. For more information on entering the 2019 WAN Awards please click here.
The next BAU takes place from January 11 to 16, 2021 at the Messe München Exhibition Center, Germany.