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30 Sep 2011

Meet the WoodSolutions 2011 Seminar Presenters

Guest blog by: News Team

Read the profiles of the international and Australian speakers who spoke at WoodSolutions 2011 Seminars in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

30 Sep 2011

Design inspiration in timber waste

Guest blog by: News Team

An old tip site turned recycling depot in the Melbourne outer suburb of Dandenong seems an unlikely place for furniture designers, chefs, architects and artists to find inspiration

15 Sep 2011

The World’s Tallest Modern Timber Building and Australian CLT Projects

Guest blog by: News Team

As issues around climate change and carbon become increasingly important, the carbon cost of building materials is set to become a common design consideration - with wood an natural beneficiary.

10 Aug 2011

Architect uses wood to win flood-prone design competition

Guest blog by: News Team

Queensland architect, Dion Seminara, chose wood to design a flood friendly house.

30 Jun 2011

2012 UK Field Tour

Guest blog by: News & Events Team

Where do find your information and inspiration? If you’re like most of us, you’ll look at magazines, surf the web, maybe attend some award events, get involved in a professional association and some development groups – and then, of course, there’s travel – near the top of the list for many people.

06 Jun 2011

Planet Ark Environmental Edge TVC

Guest blog by: News & Events Team

Airing under the new Planet Ark Environmental Edge brand, a new television commercial highlights the fact that wood stores carbon and that this is an environmental positive.

30 May 2011

Dream big and innovate

Guest blog by: Michael Green

Sustainable architect, Michael Green demonstrates how you can use off-the-shelf timber products and standard connections to build taller and bigger buildings with wood. The key is to dream big and innovate.

23 May 2011

House the world and save the environment

Guest blog by: Michael Green, Principal

Sustainable architect Michael Green believes that architects have a fundamental obligation to tackle the big issues of climate change and world poverty. The only construction material that delivers a solution to these global challenges is affordable timber sourced from sustainably managed forests.

16 May 2011

Timber for fun, feel and financial rewards

Guest blog by: Michael Green

Environmentalist and architect Michael Green presents the broader motivations for using timber in construction: its natural qualities; its ease of construction; and its positive impact on the bottom line.

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