Incredible advances in timber engineering and unpredictable surges in steel prices have seen timber prefabrication become the preferred solution for many commercial or Multi-Residential Timber Framed Constructions (MRTFC’s). And at the forefront of this new era in timber engineering is MiTek.
MiTek is the world-leader in prefabrication, working in partnership with thousands of licensed MiTek fabricators around the globe. Integral to their on-going success is the continued development of powerful engineering software... software which not only provides detailed, fully rotating 3D visualisation, but also delivers extremely accurate quotations and material take-off. No matter how complex or large the project, MiTek’s software can create the most cost-effective, practical and structurally sound solution. Plus, prefabrication ensures roofs are designed and engineered to meet the individual requirements of each particular job. MiTek software ensures fabricators can answer the ever-increasing demands of new, sometimes challenging, designs with a renewable resource – timber!
Both architects and builders alike are well aware of the advantages of building in timber: it’s more versatile, easier to handle and more cost-effective than steel. That doesn’t mean timber can’t work in harmony with steel. Some startling examples of innovative design have been achieved with both materials complementing each other. Combining the strength of steel with the versatility of timber has seen some amazing results achieved. At the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, exposed over-sized trusses have been used to startling effect. Other projects that have benefited from timber prefabrication include the Port of Airlie project (Qld), a massive multi-storey marina development housing over 300 designer apartments, offices, restaurants and more; a huge four-winged hospital complex in Bendigo (Vic); a growing number of schools; and dozens of examples of multi-residential developments, among them the Commonwealth Games Village.
Hotels and motels, warehouses and factories, medical centres, community halls & clubs, churches, offices and retail stores can all benefit from the advantages of an engineered, prefabricated solution!