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IStructE - Innovations in Timber Engineering: The Cube, Wenlock Road

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63 Saint Thomas Street

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The Cube is a unique 10 storey residential development that pushes the boundaries of hybrid buildings and timber engineering through its innovative twisted design, complex geometry and concrete, steel and timber construction.
The complex form of the building and the developer’s desire to have timber as the predominant building material required an innovative structural solution that addressed the lateral stability, robustness and differential movement between the concrete core, steel frame and cross-laminated timber (CLT) wall and floor panels.

Marcos Armas, Associate at Engenuiti and Project Leader on the award winning Cube building will talk about these project challenges and the design of the innovative hybrid steel and timber structure that was designed to overcome them.

Marcos is a chartered engineer who always strives to produce innovative structures regardless of project and site constraints. He has 10 years of design experience across a variety of sectors including residential, sports & leisure, commercial and rail both in the UK and internationally.

He is very interested in complex engineering problems and has significant experience in the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the streamlining in analysis and information production of projects. Marcos is currently working on New Addington Leisure Centre and Dover Leisure Centre, having recently completed Oriam – Scotland’s sports performance centre for Sport, which was short listed for the Structural Awards and won the BCIA and Structural Steel Design Awards in 2017.

Marcos has been involved in a number of publications about The Cube including the New Civil Engineer feature ‘Timber Structures: Loaded Lumber’ and an IStructE case study for engineering students. He also supports the IStructE as a chartership professional review interviewer

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