Design, building of beach houses used BIM, ICFs

01/27/2014 | Timber Trades Journal online

Stuart Martin of the Walker and Martin practice worked with consulting engineer Fluid Structures to design two houses in Camber Sands, a beach in East Sussex, England. The project involved using BIM so Metsa Wood, the timber supplier, could show its "capacity and capability of developing a scheme in this collaborative working environment." Because of the beach location, building on sand was a challenge. "Using insulated concrete formwork and Metsa Wood's Kerto system provided a solution that eased the construction process and potentially speeded up the onsite process, consequently minimizing the environmental impact to the beach," Martin said.

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