Jim Heverin, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects, joins us for episode 44 of the ‘Changing Construction’ podcast, the podcast designed to help people in Construction address the big challenges they face and discuss the key themes across the industry, breaking down stigmas, bringing awareness to issues and challenges, and hear from those at the forefront of change. In this episode, we discuss the world's first all-timber football stadium and the use of timber as a sustainable resource.
Episode 44: Jim Heverin - The world's first all-timber football stadium and the use of timber as a sustainable resource
Jim Heverin, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects, joins Stuart Rowe, CEO at Mail Manager, to chat about the remarkable world's first all-timber football stadium for Forest Green Rovers, as well as the use of timber as a sustainable resource. We cover why it's happening and why we're seeing the first timber stadium now, the importance of using timber as a low carbon building material, the challenges involved, the impact of Grenfell Tower on timber as a viable building material, and sourcing timber from Europe.
Jim joined Zaha Hadid in 1997. He has worked on a variety of completed projects from pavilions to offices, museums and sports venues. He became an Associate Director in 2006 and Director in 2013, Board director in 2020 and currently is responsible for the overall management and delivery of key projects including the Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics.
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