What makes this mezzanine timber structure so impressive is its geometric design, which does not require a central support column. Instead, interlinked cross-braces help stiffen the star structure and add additional floor support as the center ring locks the eight truss assemblies together. Free-standing and completely scalable, our mezzanine structures are designed to your specific needs. Built with engineered timber and manufactured in our factories, they arrive onsite, ready to turn lost real estate into a beautiful, usable space.
Our interconnecting metal roof and siding tiles don’t just look cool, they leverage the many performance advantages of galvanized metal, an extremely durable material containing a mix of zinc and aluminum. This makes our tiles resistant to rust, the elements and fire. They also have exceptional heat reflection properties, which help maximize interior comfort while lowering energy loads on buildings. Our dragon scale tiles are more corrosion-resistant than galvanized steel and contain recycled metal. Coated or left bare, our tiles have an excellent performance track record and are built to last like the legendary creature they’re named after.
While hiking in the meadow surrounding Lake Magog at the base of Mount Assiniboine, Alberta—Mogens Smed, DIRTT CEO saw swaths of ground cover upturned by bears searching for food. Instead of running for cover, he took a closer look at the plants and was struck by how little soil they needed to survive. This, and several other observations became the inspiration for one of our most innovative experiments yet, a green roof.
A blend of sedums and alpine flowers were planted in modular honeycomb boxes on the roof of our mezzanine timber structure in Calgary. Our main goal was to see if we could successfully mimic nature. We also wanted to enhance the view from our second floor office space overlooking the timber structure and highlight its beauty with a feature that created a greater sense of well being.
We are constantly innovating. It’s what we do to develop more solutions that enhance your comfort and efficiency and are convenient too. Our latest development, DIRTT Touch tiles leverages capacitive touch technology to trigger various functions, quickly and easily. With one touch, you can turn lights on or off or activate a sound file. Its potential applications in healthcare, education, commercial, residential settings and beyond are limitless.
X-Ray Viewer Touch Control Tile
A laser-etched acrylic tile with imbedded LEDs is laminated to create a diffuser lens for even lighting. A bezel around the tile holds an X-ray film; the surface is also magnetic. Healthcare providers can turn the viewer light on or off with a single touch, or touch and hold the tile to activate a dimmer. The bespoke X-ray Viewer tile is a custom solution created for the Arab Health 2016 exhibition and DIRTT’s Beirut Green Learning Center (GLC).
Interactive Willow Glass Panel
This Willow Glass tile, in DIRTT’s Calgary Green Learning Center Sound Lab, has two sensors for touch control. One controls LED lights imbedded in the space between the tiles while a second activates a recorded message. Other options include configuring the tile to record, play, or upload messages – and the opportunities to put this technology to work in other ways to support your unique needs.