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11 May 2016

New angles on timber cladding in NCC change

Guest blog by: News Team

Now designers can specify diagonally and vertically aligned timber cladding with the same Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) simplicity as traditional horizontal applications.

11 May 2016

WoodSolutions Recent Events May 2016

Guest blog by: News Team

WoodSolutions hosts, participates in and sponsors a wide range of events covering all sectors of the built environment. If you are involved in an event and would like to discuss WoodSolutions' participation, please contact us through this website, or the link at the base of this post.

10 May 2016

Code changes in Canada see immediate results

Guest blog by: News Team

A soon-to-be completed project in Ontario will be the first of many to take advantage of recent building code changes that encourage timber construction in multi-residential structures.

10 May 2016

Register Now - Frame 2016 - Architect Presentations

Guest blog by: News Team

The Frame Australia 2016 Conference and Exhibition on Monday 23 May at Melbourne's Park Hyatt is themed “Building construction with prefabricated timber and engineered wood.” Architects, engineers, developers, builders and others will present on topics including engineered timber and prefabrication.

27 Apr 2016

Career opportunities - professional timber advisers

Guest blog by: News Team

Are you passionate about building with wood? Excited by the untapped potential of innovative timber building systems and the recent building code changes?
If you have the professional experience and expertise to support your enthusiasm, these could be your dream jobs!
Simply click through to the SEEK link at the base of the job description – and yes, we will accept late entries.

18 Apr 2016

Frame2016 - timber projects underway

Guest blog by: News Team

The Frame Australia conference plays a pivotal role in bringing together the complete supply chain of engineered timber and prefabrication with the building design and construction sectors, to develop communication and create the potential for future opportunities.

18 Apr 2016

Weathertex achieves GreenTagCERT™ Platinum environmental ratings

Guest blog by: News Team

The leading supplier of natural Australian hardwood weatherboards and architectural panels, Weathertex have recently completed a rigorous evaluation from Global GreenTagCERT™ to determine their “green performance”.

15 Mar 2016

Timber-related code changes - read the mini-magazine!

Guest blog by: News Team

Recently approved changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) will come into effect in May 2016. This 12 page mini-magazine presents the story behind the changes and the opinions of some design and construction industry professionals.

05 Feb 2016

The code change - international experience

Guest blog by: News Team

The impending changes to the Australian Building Code will simplify the process of building mid-range multi-story buildings with wood as the structural material. However, it is worth looking at similar codes and the changes that have been enacted in other countries in recent years to see their level of success in encouraging wood construction.

05 Feb 2016

Behind the code change - industry-wide consultation

Guest blog by: News Team

The changes to the National Construction Code (NCC), due to come into effect on May 1st, that will make it easier to design and construct mid-rise (up to 25m) buildings using timber construction systems were the result of extensive consultation over more than two years. FWPA managing director, Ric Sinclair, explains in this interview.

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