160 Trucks Deliver Timber from Canada to T3 RiNo Construction Site

T3 RiNo rendering courtesy of Hines.

Hines, the global real estate investment, development and property manager, has begun the process of delivering over 160 fully loaded trucks of timber to the T3 RiNo construction site in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood.  When complete, the six-story, 235,000-square-foot heavy-timber office building will be one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable developments in Denver and Denver’s second fully mass timber building.

CLICK HERE for footage from the recent timber arrival. 

Background on timber construction process:  

  • The timber is being transported to Denver directly from Quebec, Canada by Nordic Structures.
    • Nordic prides itself on sustainable harvesting for timber construction. the company has access to roughly 10 million acres of forest in Quebec, which is equivalent to the state of Connecticut.
    • Every one tree it cuts down is replaced by the growth of three new trees because of how the trees are harvested (root remains in the soil).
  • T3 RiNo is comprised of black spruce glulam columns and beams, spanned with cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels.  In total there are:
    • 744 Glulam columns
    • 982 Glulam beams
    • 937 Timber panels
    • A total of 1,350 cubic meters of columns and beams and 4,000 cubic meters of timber panels.
  • Mass timber construction and exposed wood throughout manifest one of the healthiest workplaces possible – for the environment, and for the people who work there.

About T3 RiNO: 

  • T3 will feature a refined industrial, heavy-timber-structured design incorporating art to pay homage to both Denver’s historic brick and timber buildings and to the city’s vibrant and rapidly evolving art district.
  • Offering 43,000 SF office floorplate; hospitality-driven social areas; large, private tenant terraces on each floor; a modern fitness facility and bicycle facility; 17,000 square feet of retail space and convenient access to the RTD commuter rail system
  • T3 is built around three pillars: the warmth and sustainability of Timber, the innovations made possible by new Technology, and the convenience and connectivity of Transit.
    • It removes C02 from the atmosphere
    • Using wood avoids 1,540 tons of CO2 emissions for each T3 building
  • Designed by Pickard Chilton Architects and DLR Group,

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