Whenever you are traveling to a busy city like Hong Kong, Singapore or even New York in the United States, the first thing you are going notice is the gigantic size of the buildings that are scattered all around the city. You see, more and more engineers and architects in the world are now keen on building more and more of these high-rise buildings. To begin with, how do you supposed to determine if a building if a high-rise or not? Simply put it this way: a high-rise building stands 115 feet at the very least or, it has 12 floors at least. As we speak, at least 25 cities around the world have at the very least, 900 high-rise building in their respective premises with Hong Kong leading the way with 7,685 high-rise buildings. Now, when building any kind of structure of any size, you have to prioritize safety in every step of the way whether you are doing concrete cutting in Brisbane or mixing cement. You should follow all safety procedures in building a structure for it to be able to survive a strong earthquake should happen.
Speaking of Brisbane, the construction for what people called as the world’s tallest building that is made out of engineered timber. The said building will stand at 45 meters although it will only have 9 floors. Aside from concrete which will require a massive amount of concrete cutting in Brisbane, the said project, an office building, will be mainly built using two revolutionary kinds of timber, a cross-lamented timber or CLT and, glue-lamented timber or GULAM. Both kinds of timber are said to be capable off amassing the same amount of structural strength that is similar to the amount of structural strength materials like concrete and steel can provide for any kind of structures of any given size. The said project is part of the 2.9 billion Australian Dollars’ worth of the Brisbane Showgrounds redevelopment project and is designed by Architect Bates Smart. The project is the 5th building in Australia to use timber as the primary material and is expected to be completed by 2018.