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Tuvalu Community Church: smart timber engineering to benefit the Tuvaluan community

 

The Tuvaluan community wanted to build a church and community centre in Henderson, West Auckland.  This predominantly timber structure uses curved glu-laminated timber portal arches, laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and conventional light timber framing. Where exposed, these structural elements help to created a warm, durable environment.

 

Benefits of having us on the team:

  • Timber presents detailing challenges particularly in terms of fire and connections.  This requires careful engineering.  Our design is sympathetic to structural loads, aesthetics and buildability.

  • We proactively work with the fabricator and contractor, visiting the factory and site to ensure components such as the arches are made and installed correctly.

  • Our knowledge of which timber products work best under which applications means we design solutions using products that are most appropriate for each purpose.
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