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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.

05 Feb 2016

Code change - architects' and engineer's comments

Guest blog by: News Team

One of the changes to the National Construction Code (NCC), due to come into effect on May 1st, will make it easier to design and construct mid-rise (up to 25m) buildings using timber construction systems.

04 Feb 2016

WoodSolutions sponsors Frame Australia 2016 - May 23

Guest blog by: News Team

Australia's only conference and exhibition dedicated to timber building design and construction, and the manufacture of prefabricated timber and engineered wood systems.
This year Frame will also be covering the timber-related changes to the National Construction Code.

30 Jan 2016

New code change exciting news for design and construction

Guest blog by: News Team

A two-year consultation and research process spearheaded by industry group Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) will see the local industry join leading international markets in allowing timber construction in taller structures. Preliminary modelling indicates construction costs could be reduced by up to 15%, while new material options including engineered timbers create exciting opportunities for developers, architects, engineers and designers.

18 Dec 2015

Is there a global furniture craft crisis?

Guest blog by: Tony Neilson

The craft - or is it art? - of furniture making has been with us since someone discovered it was more comfortable to sit on sticks placed between two rocks than the bare rock itself. In this article Tony Neilson looks at creativity and the work of renowned US furniture maker John Kelly.

23 Nov 2015

CLT will be considered conventional in Australia by 2020

Guest blog by: News Team

WoodSolutions seminars feature leading Australian and international design, engineering and construction professionals. You can view presentations and videos on the WoodSolutions site.

17 Nov 2015

MBA 2015 WoodSolutions Young Builder of the Year Award

Guest blog by: News Team

WoodSolutions supports excellence and sustainable practice throughout Australia's design and construction sector. Professional organisations supported include the Master Builders, Housing Industry Association and other industry bodies.This year is the sixth year WoodSolutions has supported the Young Builder of the Year Award.

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