Holzraum System creates a Single Integrated Manufacturing Model combining structural, building fabric, energy performance, manufacturing and mechanical systems perspectives and aligns them with the project stakeholders' goals.
Holzraum System works with architects, engineers, builders and developers and connects them with our manufacturing processes and efficiencies in order to provide building envelope analysis and consulting as needed, resulting in a complete integration of project design intent, passive house principals and cost-effective offsite manufacturing. Holzraum System keeps the envelope design and planning process connected - always maintaining alignment between client, engineering and manufacturing perspectives. As we create a precise and comprehensive single 3D model of your structure, we apply our building science training and Wufi static and dynamic software tools. This eliminates thermal bridging, achieves superb air-tightness, and delivers highly vapor-open moisture profiles in our exterior wall and roof assemblies: eliminating risks of mold conditions and assembly decay and assuring the safest, healthiest indoor air quality possible.
When the S.I.M.M. is complete, a detailed set of geometry drawings is prepared and reviewed by the project's structural engineer, architect and builder to ensure the whole team agrees with design intent and fabrication strategies. Once the drawings have been approved for fabrication, Holzraum System creates machine files and factory instructions from the S.I.M.M. to ensure that every aligned perspective is manifest in the delivered panels and loose parts.
Holzraum System® marries high-performance wooden building envelope design and translation for off-site manufacturing with interpretation and advocacy for designers, developers, owners, and manufacturers.
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HEAVY & MASS TIMBER DESIGN
Engineered Timber & Component Design
CLT & Structural-Thermal Envelope Design
Wood & Steel Connection Design
Holzraum System Heavy and Mass Timber Design Services begin with pairing your design intent and project location with our manufacturing partners to ensure a perfect match. Holzraum System builds upon 25 years of experience in historical wooden building restoration, handcrafted timber framing, CNC machine cut timber processing and hybrid fabrication strategies. Our design services can include material and fabrications sourcing, schematic design, design development consulting, production design for handcut or machine cut manufacturing, installation instructions, and support drawings.
Holzraum System can provide timber design as a stand-alone service or as part of an off-site manufactured building project. Our partners in supply and manufacturing include firms from Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Montana, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and Germany. Combining this deep network of material suppliers and manufacturing companies with our extensive production design and manufacturing experience allows us to configure the best approach to any project with any design goals. We would love to hear about your wooden building project !