The Arts and Media building at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology was a world first for its innovative use of LVL in a multistorey building which also incorporates a new generation of earthquake-resistant engineering technology. The Ministry of Primary Industries contributed $1 million for the design of the structure to showcase a landmark timber structure to showcase and stimulate structural timber use. The building utilises LVL for all its structural components with seismic engineering incorporating post-tensioned timber shear walls. All structural timber components were sourced within an 80km radius of the building's location. Potius™ Floor and Roof panels were chosen for their speed of construction and aesthetic appeal. The floor panels are Flange hung to give the joists a clean aesthetic and topped with a floating concrete slab that provides the acoustical dampening and diaphragm.