Innovative Mass Timber Solutions for Sustainable and Beautiful Buildings

 

Classic and iconic heavy timber-framed structures of the past have inspired a wave of creative innovators to blend newer technology, streamlined processes, and cutting-edge design to spawn dynamic and cutting-edge Mass Timber systems. Designed and manufactured under scrutinized engineering oversight, mass timber construction is fast becoming the building material of the future.

Utilizing premium grade and responsibly harvested lumber in conjunction with high-tech adhesives, wood beams, columns, and panels are processed through sophisticated fabricating machinery. The resulting products create holistic building systems that have owners, architects, and engineers eager to incorporate these structural masterpieces into their building designs and overall construction methodology.

Our Experience

From our modest beginnings assembling timber framed structures in 2008, to currently executing Mass Timber projects for world-renowned universities, award-winning office buildings, and visionary community-based business incubators, Quality Buildings has always loved building with aesthetic, sustainable wood.

We’re a passionate team of 50+ associates focused on executing streamlined experiences for our clients. We are recognized as a trusted authority for the supply and installation of exquisite Mass Timber projects.

Our turnkey business model offers multiple opportunities to partner with your team:

  • Consulting- Early-stage collaboration with your team to identify and avoid costly challenges.
  • Optimizing- Design assistance, delegated design, and structural engineering assistance to maximize efficiencies, saving time and resources.
  • Supplying- we are supplier-impartial, researching and procuring Mass Timber globally for the most competitive options for your project. We coordinate all logistics from start to finish, including transportation and equipment for installation.
  • Installing- Our experienced installation crews are true craftsmen, love their work, and approach each project with focused passion.

With a partnership mentality and a work ethic reminiscent of bygone eras, Quality Buildings maintains a trusted reputation for performing at the highest levels of integrity, craftsmanship, and efficiency.

The Mass Timber Revolution

The growing acceptance of prefab construction models for commercial buildings has accelerated interest among developers, architects, and general contractors in using mass timber when designing office space, multifamily, and other mixed-use projects.

Championing the revolution, Quality Buildings provides turnkey solutions for all Mass Timber structures, including mass timber stair and elevator towers.

Benefits of Mass Timber Construction

Sustainability

Now, more than ever, customers are becoming more sustainability-conscious and placing greater pressure on developers and building owners to lower the carbon footprint of new construction.

The heightened awareness of climate change is driving leaders in the construction industry to be more intentional to include sustainable products, pre-fabrication methods, and biophilic design practices when considering their building projects, processes, and the end-users’ aesthetic expectations.

Speed, Efficiency & Quality

Prefabricated mass timber systems can be assembled by fewer workers and go up 30% faster than a building using steel or concrete.

Not only can you reduce costs by reducing the construction time, but you can also increase your revenue by occupying your building faster. Mass timber wall panels also provide thermal benefits and can help make building envelopes more airtight and thus, more energy efficient.

Safety & Security

Like heavy timber, mass timber has inherent fire resistance that allows the wood to be exposed, while still achieving the two-hour fire-resistance rating.

To achieve the designed fire resistance period, each mass timber component within the building must be designed for the fire-resistance period and the specific loading applied to that item.

The char rate of wood has been well documented, and the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) identifies mass timber as an approved, fire-resistant building material.

Strength & Health Promoting Aesthetics

Mass timber construction provides exceptional strength and inspires design aesthetics not possible with traditional construction. These products consist of pre-engineered wood panels, columns, and beams that are glued or fastened together.

Mass timber products are used for load-bearing walls, floor, and roof construction.

Options include:

  • Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)
  • Dowel-Laminated Timber (DLT)
  • Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT)
  • Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT)

In addition to the aesthetic attributes, the health benefits of wood are an emerging topic of interest among researchers. The inherent Biophilic Design characteristic of mass timber satisfies the increasing need for individuals to connect with nature. A study commissioned by Forest and Wood Products Australia found a correlation between the presence of wood and employees’ overall satisfaction at work, lower absenteeism, higher levels of concentration, and improved productivity.

As more developers, architects, and building owners embrace mass timber, Quality Buildings would be delighted to partner on your next project.

Let’s talk about your project

What Our Partners Say

Developers, architects, and builders partner with us for good reason- we get things done. Efficient-Professional-Effective. We know what we’re doing, and it shows. Making our clients look great is how we roll, and they show their appreciation by keeping us busy with repeat business.

“This structure went together so much easier than steel.”

 

~ Project Superintendent, Mid-Atlantic Contractor

Rueben did an excellent job and was cool as a cucumber throughout the whole process.

~ Project Manager, Mid-Atlantic Contractor

Compared to others we spoke to, we felt much more confident working with you.

~ Senior Estimator, New York Contractor

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