Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Welcome to the Team!

As we continue to be busy with exciting new projects and challenges, we decided it was time to add a new member to the team. Introducing Ian Granville (pictured above).

Ian recently completed the Timber Framing certificate at the College of the Rockies and had the chance to learn from and work closely with Stefan on the  class project (more on this impressive building in a future post). With a deep interest in efficient responsible building solutions, Ian holds a certificate in Sustainable Renovations from Fleming College, as well as an Associate Bachelors in Arts and Sciences from Langara College where he focused on Urban Planning, Sustainability, and Architecture History (check out some of his writings on the subject, here).

So far Ian has proven to be a valuable member of the team contributing in a drafting and project management capacity. He will also be responsible for maintaining this blog so check back soon for more updates!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CMT Prefabricated Facade Panels

2011 has been a very busy and productive year so far, and we have lots to share with you, including our new Prefabricated Facade Panels (pictured above).

The panels are a product of a research and development project in collaboration with Anderson+Anderson Architecture and Bay Pacific Construction. We are now happy to offer them as part of our growing roster of in-house prefabricated building solutions.

Cut with our Hundegger SC-1with Dovetail mill creating a wood-on-wood connection secured using galvanized and special treated self-drilling deck screws. The result is a modern, modular, sustainable cladding solution that can be built in any dimension up to 8' wide by 28' long.

Ultimately customizable, choose from a variety of species (including Oak, Redwood, and Western Red Cedar seen above), surface treatments (from rough sawn to four-sided planed), and finishes (stained, or for a natural look try LandArk Exterior Finish as pictured above.)

Taking advantage of 3D modelling technology, all customization takes place first in the virtual world then in our factory setting with no on-site adaptation required. This dramatically speeds up the process of siding a building: an entire house can be sided and finished in a few days using our Prefabricated Facade Panel system.

A 100% sustainable product, our Prefabricated Facade Panels make use of local renewable materials with low embodied energy. Our optimized 3D design and efficient CNC process yields a minimum of offcut waste.

A perfect solution for an aging building needing a facelift, or a new build trying to achieve a clean modern look. For more information on this and any of our other prefabricated building solutions, please contact us.

Check back in the next few weeks as we introduce a new member of the CutMyTimber team,  and showcase a few projects we have been busy with over the past few months.