Nelson / Marlborough Institute of Technology
Irving Smith Jack Architects
Nelson’s new Institute of Technology is attracting international attention for its innovative features. The 2,800m² building is a world first for innovative use of wood in the construction of a multi-storey building. It also incorporates the first of a new generation of earthquake resistant technology. Sustainability was also a major focus of the project. A vast proportion of the building’s management, design and resources were sourced within 100 kilometres of Nelson including laminated veneer lumber (LVL), the primary structural element in the building.
A world first multi-storey building using Press-Lam technology for Post Tensioning LVL walls; Seismic technology allows the building to resist severe earthquakes with no structural damage; Arrow was instrumental in significantly reducing building costs through our value management programme and delivering the project on time.