Case Studies

This section provides information on the use of mass timber in construction with examples from Ireland and around the world

Irish Building Case Studies

Wiehag-Glulam & CLT references focused on Ireland
Leading timber engineering consultancy presentation oo timber projects constructed in Ireland

ELM Park, Dublin
The sophisticated timber-steel-glass canopies and facades systems of Elm Park create a green lung for the city.

Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, Dublin
The Samuel Beckett Civic Campus utilises wood as the primary material for structural elements as well as facades and internal finishes.

Meath County Council Headquarters Building, Navan, Meath
The conversion of an existing building into Meath County Council Headquarters Building primarily uses timber as structural elements, acoustic ceiling panels and dividing partitions.

 Airfield Farm, Dundrum, Dublin
The Airfield Farm and Estate were renovated with a focus on utilising timber in the buildings to achieve a carbon neutral design.

Worldwide Building Case Studies

ThinkWood - 100 UK CLT Projects
This downloadable book contains 100 of the most significant buildings constructed from CLT in the UK.
Authors: Andrew Waugh and Anthony Thistleton of Waugh Thistleton Architects.

Dalston Works, UK - The worlds Largest CLT Building
Dalston Works completed in 2017 in Hackney, London is a ten-storey, 121-unit development constructed entirely of CLT.

Brock Commons Tallwood House,  BC, Canada
Completed in May 2017 and standing 18 storeys tall and a height of 53m, Brock Commons student residence on the campus of The University of British Columbia is the tallest timber structure to date.

Pyramidenkogel Viewing Tower, Austria
Completed in 2013, the wooden tower comprises 16 massive elliptical wooden pillars which support two open observation decks at a height of almost 100m.

Weaving Works, Belfast
The Weaving Works, Belfast utilised the high strength-to-weight ratio of timber to construct a new 5th-floor extension to an existing concrete frames building from 1906. 

GSK Laboratory, Nottingham
The GSK Laboratory is the first carbon-neutral laboratory in the UK.  The 22m tall structure comprises a braced glulam frame with CLT panels forming the floors, walls, and roof.

Wood In Construction - 25 Cases of Nordic Good Practice
25 Cases of Nordic Good Practice related to sustainable, low-carbon timber construction.

Timber Product Case Studies

Medite Tricoya Extreme
Medite Tricoya Extreme partnered with Gripsure at The Eden Project, Cornwall to manufacture a non-slip decking that could withstand a tropical, humid and damp environment.

SmartPly FR
SmartPly FR (Flame Retardant) is used for extra flame retardance in "The Edge", a student complex in Liverpool, UK.

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