Matechstone Taixing R&D Centre
Taixing, Jiangsu Province, China
Shanghai Electric Matechstone Engineering Group
Canada Wood Group
Matechstone Taixing project supported by Canada Wood China was completed in June 2019. It is the first commercial demonstration project using precast concrete and prefabricated wood infill wall in China. The new building envelope system used in the demonstration project, named Prefabricated Energy-saving Cladding (PEC) System, is also the first of its kind practice in China.
The two-story, 2,455 m2 hybrid structure is the result of three years of collaboration with Matechstone, a leading precast manufacturer in East China established in 2015. CW China provided significant technical support from design to prefabrication and also during the construction process. SPF and Douglas fir from Canada was used in the project. It has been used as the company’s R&D centre.
Matechstone and Canada Wood China agreed to further develop and promote the PEC system together, with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) renewed in June 2019. The PEC system used in the Taixing project, installed on the concrete slab of each floor, is regarded as version one. The PEC version two, which would be a hung type close panel system for high-performance energy-efficient building envelop, will be applied in Rugao project in late 2019.
Funding for this project is provided through Natural Resources Canada