Guided by a vision for sustainable and versatile building solutions, we have combined our expertise in timber-hybrid construction with an innovative spirit to refine the CREE system for large-volume building development. Working with CREE empowers you to create high-quality timber-hybrid buildings quickly and reliably, and with low risk.
Our collaborative model enables contractors to skill up their existing local partners to meet the exacting construction standards of today and the future. Explore the features of the proven, repeatable, and constantly evolving CREE system, and discover the applications most relevant for you. Together we can achieve better results, tailored to the needs of each local market.
This changes the usual procedure significantly, as many decisions must be taken much earlier than in the conventional planning process, starting with the selection of the CREE system and its components. However, the benefits quickly become clear: soon afterward, several simulations of all workflows are carried out in the digital twin, which facilitates optimized material and information flow and the elimination of resource wastage.
This means that the project delivery process becomes considerably more effective and favors greater efficiency for the whole construction phase, partly through the off-site industrial prefabrication of building components and partly through their assembly on site.
The reduction in complexity (e.g. fewer individual component types) results in the simplification of logistics, more accurate order forecasts, and manageable warehousing for the manufacturers.
Thanks to CREE’s neutral role in the process, all key stakeholders gain exactly the head start they need.
The client has CREE as a committed ally focused on delivering an exceptionally valuable product.
On the other hand, we also act as a knowledge provider to the manufacturer, ensuring that all components are produced close to the project site with as little burden on the climate as possible.
Transparency leads to trust. Since the beginning, the CREE ecosystem of all stakeholders in the sector has been profiting from a cycle of continuous improvement.
Our collaborative strategy results in higher quality and greater speed, with set objectives and significant cost savings, and a foundation for successful long-term cooperation.
Rather than building a prototype with each building, CREE uses an intelligent and highly adaptable product solution which is designed, engineered, produced, and installed by a local workforce. Much lighter than comparable concrete buildings, CREE constructions are more resilient in the event of natural disasters, such as earthquakes.
The lifecycle cost of a timber-hybrid building is also lower than that of a conventional building. Smart heating, cooling, and lighting systems, along with passive design strategies, allow for significantly lower energy consumption. The materials and strategies selected for the CREE building system reduce carbon emissions to a minimum. Recognition from sustainability rating systems such as LEED, BREAM, and DGNB highlight these marketable features. Combined with material resilience and attractive interiors, this leads to higher rents or faster sales.
CREE prefabricated timber-hybrid construction systems can be applied to all local conditions and climates. In addition, the integrated design and construction process enables early, detailed, and accurate cost estimations. This allows the developer to work rapidly and with extremely precise key performance indicators.
Timber-hybrid projects also attract higher rents or faster sales due to the resilience of the material and the attractive interior spaces. In addition, many cities and municipalities are offering incentives and tax cuts for sustainable strategies. General liability insurance risks are the same as for a concrete or steel construction.
The main competitive advantages of the CREE system are its continuous innovation, positive environmental impact, improved aesthetics, leasing velocity, and premium rental prices for timber-hybrid spaces. Ongoing research and development drive innovation, and feedback from the international network ensures a state-of-the-art product.
The CREE system increases efficiency both on and off site. A lighter superstructure means less foundation work. Prefabrication and off-site production of CREE components reduces the number of workers required on site, improving health and safety. Right from the beginning, this method is cleaner, quieter, and safer than those on traditional construction sites. After the installation of the floor, column and façade components, the building is air- and water-tight, providing a factory-like work environment.
Transfer of knowledge from CREE leads to increased margins and independence for our partners’ organizations. As an integral part of the license agreement with each general construction partner, CREE provides consultancy services during the design, permission, and construction phases of an initial pilot project. By the time the pilot project has been completed, CREE’s know-how has been shared within the partner’s organization, and local sub-contractors or existing supply chains have been successfully integrated.
The general contractor owns the product and is therefore less dependent on sub-contractors and price fluctuations. The CREE components comprise a holistic and repeatable product solution that is constantly evolving and improving and offers a high degree of cost and time certainty. The coordination of all parties involved results in transparent revenue streams and savings in construction time.
The modular approach of the CREE system allows for more freedom in design, especially in façade and interior architecture. The multiple grid options available for the plan and elevation allows designers to place and arrange fully developed, detailed, and coordinated digital elements. All the system components are interconnected BIM families with a high level of detail. This lets the architect establish a core and shell project in a fast, efficient, detailed, and analytical way. As a result, the architect has more time and freedom to design a façade and interior spaces that meet the expectations of all the parties involved, as well as complying with environmental and other local regulations.
The lifecycle tower concept is a state-of-the-art building system with minimal, infrastructural components. Thanks to the digital twin, the highly detailed BIM model, all parties involved can access and evaluate the current design and infrastructure at any given moment in the project. Cost control and time certainty are very transparent and fully vetted by all parties involved. This motivates designers and builders to work together more closely and helps them find the most cost-effective design strategy. This is also relevant from an ecological perspective, as reduced energy consumption and life cycle analysis of building materials are growing in visibility and importance.
Employee well-being and a healthy work environment are essential for every employer. After all, 90% of clients’ expenses go on salaries, whereas investment in buildings comprises just 3-4%. Recent studies have shown that a 1% increase in employee productivity would justify 13% higher building costs. Modular, prefabricated timber-hybrid building systems not only reduce up-front investment, maintenance and lifecycle costs, but also help attract and motivate the workforce through better interior design, natural exposed wood surfaces, and a positive image associated with sustainability and social responsibility.