The Environment

Environmental benefit

Building with a timber structural system in place of steel and concrete is good for the environment.

If timber is used as a structural material instead of steel and concrete for construction of a new building;

  1. the production of the timber structure releases far less carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than a corresponding structure made from steel (or concrete),
  2. timber used in the structure provides long term storage of carbon, and
  3. the use of timber provides an economic incentive to plant more trees to soak even greater amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Trees recycle carbon from the atmosphere to provide timber; the ultimate recycled material.

Considering all the benefits timber offers, environmental, aesthetic and cost effectiveness, makes timber the natural choice.


Media & Awards

PRAAC – Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre – SHORTLISTED for World Architecture Festival 2019

Five Australian projects have been shortlisted in the 2019 World Architecture Awards special prizes. The prizes for small projects, best use of certified timber, best use
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Architecture of Necessity Award – Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre

Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre has won 2019 Architecture of Necessity Awards in Sweden. Congratultions to Advanced Timber Concepts Studio (atc studio) and iredale pedersen
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2019 Australian Timber Design Awards

Great night for Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre (PRAAC).  Awesome team effort – atc studio with iredale pedersen hook architects, Sime Building and Construction, Scott
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