A section of the structure is designed to be dismantlable, so visiting teams can experience the benefits of panelised construction first hand. This section contains 4 x wall panels, 1 x light weight cassette, and 1 x massive (CLT) panel.
The exterior of the project has been designed to display a number of different façade systems and products, with façade finishes from James Hardie (Exotec and Comtex), PGH Bricks, and Equitone. The façade will show a variety of different backing systems, with varying vapour barriers, insulation options, and façade supporting structures.
As the structure is intended for display, it shows a variety of finishes from different suppliers. The ground floor is almost completely clad, with just a few cutaways exposing the structural system at that level which reflects what you could expect to see on the ground storey of a typical mid-rise building.
The first level is partially clad internally, but more so displays the systems that would typically be hidden in a finished building. These include fire rating details, acoustic details, waterproofing details and more. The top storey has been left as framing only, and displays the various connectors and bracing solutions provided by the nail plate manufacturers.
It is encouraged that those who want to understand more on how these systems can work, visit the display by seeing it and touching it for themselves.