#68 Development of a solution for high-rise mass timber residences through a Post & Plate system – Phase 1 feasibility study

This research centres on an innovative project to bring the Post & Plate timber structural system to Australia’s multi-residential sector. The project comprises 4 elements:

  • Reviewing in-depth precedent studies from around the world to extract critical engineering, compliance and construction insights
  • Understanding Australian building typologies
  • Conducting a targeted engineering and compliance review
  • Making data-driven recommendations to adapt the Post & Plate system to Australia’s unique architectural, regulatory and sustainability needs.

The research is designed for rapid deployment and aims to revolutionise high-density, sustainable living in Australia.

Project team: Dr Alireza Chiniforush, Richard Nero, Karl-Heinz Weiss