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10 Oct 2015

Frank Gehry + German Frers set sail

Guest blog by: News Team

Now in his late 80's, Frank Gehry, one of the world's best-known architects combined with Argentinian naval architect German Frers to create this modern classic.

10 Oct 2015

Beware decking on the cheap

Guest blog by: Tony Nielson

Here's a cautionary tale from Tony Nielson, formerly editor of timber+DESIGN magazine about his son's experience with timber decking suppliers.

12 Sep 2015

Profiles: Two Extraordinary Men of Wood

Guest blog by: Tony Neilson

Tony Neilson, publisher of timber+DESIGN magazine has a long history of involvement with the forest and wood products industry - and the people within it. Here, in this entertaining blog entry he discusses two remarkable characters.

01 Sep 2015

Krump time! for RMIT Landscape Architecture Students

Guest blog by: News Team

While WoodSolutions focuses on design and build professionals, we are also interested in supporting those on the way there. So if you're involved in any student or related activity, let us know!

25 Aug 2015

New Australian Species Timber Flooring Promotion

Guest blog by: News Team

The Australian Timber Flooring Association (ATFA) represents over 550 of Australia’s leading timber flooring companies.

23 Aug 2015

Free recorded webinar - better returns on your next project?

Guest blog by: News Team

Based on a recent FWPA R&D report, this webinar discusses the cost savings or replacing traditional materials with timber in medium sized commercial and residential projects.

23 Aug 2015

Timber wind turbine towers could be 20% cheaper

Guest blog by: News Team

A recent cost comparison project, published by WoodSolutions' parent body, Forest and Wood Products Australia, showed wood could offer significant savings over traditional construction materials for a range of commercial and residential buildings. This new article reports similar savings for wind turbine towers.

18 Aug 2015

New low odour LOSP treatment world first

Guest blog by: News Team

Wood treatments of various kinds generally fall into two categories - those that are primarily aesthetic and those whose main function is preservative. This new LOSP adds a new choice for architects, designers and builders seeking enhanced service life.

31 Jul 2015

EME Design win BDAV Timber Excellence Award

Guest blog by: News Team

Now in their 20th year, the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) Design Awards celebrate excellence in building design, as well as profiling the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and to the broader community. The competition is open to all building designers who are Full Members of the BDAV and who are either Registered Building Practitioners or Registered Architects.
The Timber Excellence Awards are sponsored by WoodSolutions.

15 Jul 2015

New Environmental Product Declaration - Softwoods

Guest blog by: Stephen Mitchell

An environmental product declaration (EPD) is a standardised and verified way of quantifying the environmental impacts of a product based on a consistent set of rules that have been developed through an extensive stakeholder consultation process.

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