AED provided a full service for this design and build project in Ullapool. The building was constructed off-site in eight volumetric units to an advanced stage of completion in Carbon Dynamic‘s Invergordon factory, then shipped by road for placement and finishing on site.
The structure is stabilised using plywood-jointed timber moment frames consisting of JJI joists, plywood gussets and local grouted-in steel inclusions in positions of high stress. The design required detailed consideration of three essential phases of construction:
- Fabrication in the factory – an exercise in logistics and practicality and the Building Regulations
- Load/unload – understanding of temporary stresses imposed on the units during lifting
- Permanent condition – design for in-use loads including wind, snow and occupation
The outcome was an extremely successful building and a delighted client.