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2015/08/13 By Timber Tales

Dalston Lane, the largest CLT development in the world, starts on site

Dalston Lane

On course to be the tallest building of its kind, Dalston Lane is a 121 unit residential development in Hackney, designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects.  Estimates show that it will use more timber than any other scheme in the world, making it, by volume, the largest CLT project globally. Ramboll has carried out full structural

2015/07/02 By Timber Tales

Ramboll present cutting edge building design IABSE Conference

Julian Study Centre

Ramboll recently presented at the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) conference on Elegance in Structures in Nara, Japan. The conference theme dealt not only with the physical forms of structures, but more widely elegant structural solutions including analytical procedures, sustainable structures and solutions to natural disasters. Oliver Neve presented a paper titled

2015/06/01 By Timber Tales

Ramboll wins Design through Innovation Award

Crome Court

May has been a successful month, with Ramboll being recognised with a number of awards. Crome Court at the University of East Anglia, designed by Ramboll and LSI Architects, was the winner of the Design through Innovation Category at the East of England RICS awards. William Perkin High School, designed by Ramboll and Fielden Clegg

2015/04/24 By Timber Tales

In the mission room – BIM and CLT

Mayfield School

The recently completed extension to Mayfield School in Redbridge, north east London, is a showcase of the benefits that extensive use of BIM combined with CLT can bring. Working alongside David Miller Architects, main contractor Bouygues UK and cross laminated timber (CLT) specialist KLH UK, Ramboll provided a full suite of engineering services for the

2015/01/05 By Timber Tales

Dalston Lane: The tallest CLT building in the world

Dalston Lane CLT Visulisation

When completed, Dalston Lane will be the tallest residential CLT building in the world. 9 storeys of CLT structure sit on a first floor concrete podium slab, reaching a height of over 32m. Ramboll are currently working as CLT engineer and form part of a design team which includes B&K Structures, Waugh Thistleton, XCO2, PJCE

2014/10/01 By Timber Tales

Sustainable, economical and architecturally inspiring: the rise of timber as a modern building material

William Perkin CLT atrium

Timber is often regarded as one of the most sustainable materials for mainstream construction projects, while at the same time often criticised as being expensive and architecturally restrictive. Yet new thinking has meant timber can now be approached as an economically viable option for large scale projects that does not mean sacrificing on architectural creativity.

2014/09/19 By Timber Tales

The Tortoise – Taking design and build to the next level

Opening Ceremony

Ramboll collaborated with SDC to construct the Tortoise, a new covered seating space for Cambridge charity, Papworth Trust.

2014/08/26 By Timber Tales

Ramboll in Canada


Ramboll engineer Jonathan Skinner, recently presented at the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE). The conference is hosted biennially and is a platform for discussing the latest innovations in timber engineering and the promotion of forest products within the construction industry. This year the conference was hosted in Quebec City, Canada. Aside from technical presentations,

2014/08/26 By Timber Tales

The Rise of CLT

3D View: Continuous Wall and Notched Floor with Nail Plates

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is growing in popularity. The ambition of timber engineers around the world is growing in equal measure as we push the limits of the material, by building ever taller structures.

2014/07/09 By Timber Tales

Welcome to Timber Tales

Cavendish Avenue Cross-laminated timber

Timber Tales is a blog where we share insights about the exciting world of timber engineering, showcasing the latest innovations, beautiful structures and Ramboll’s timber engineering expertise. We are looking forward to sharing stories about our: recent project wins, completed projects, technical insights, latest research collaborations and much, much more. This year Ramboll is celebrating