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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.

10 Jul 2015

Australian local governments endorse wood encouragement policy

Guest blog by: News Team

In December 2014 Latrobe City Council adopted its Wood Encouragement Policy - in June 2015 it was endorsed by the Australian Local Government Association, representing all Australian councils.

08 Jul 2015

Proposed code change allows 8 storey timber

Guest blog by: News Team

The National Construction Code proscribes which materials can be used in certain situations. In these situations other materials can only be used through the process of Alternative Solutions - this can be expensive and time consuming.

01 Jul 2015

Milano Expo Tour 2015 - call for expressions of interest

Guest blog by: News Team

WoodSolutions study tours are opportunities for design and construction professionals to broaden their knowledge of contemporary timber construction by visiting exemplar projects and meeting the people behind them.

05 Jun 2015

World's tallest timber building in Paris?

Guest blog by: News Team

The race to the top continues - and the top is ever higher when it comes to tall timber buildings. In this press release, Canadian architect Michael Green (who has visited Australia as a guest of WoodSolutions) announces an ambitious project in Paris.

05 Jun 2015

Designer Profile: David Trubridge

Guest blog by: Tony Nielson - former publishing editor of timber+DESIGN magazine

In this, the first of a new series of personal profiles, Tony Nielson talks to New Zealand furniture and lighting designer, David Trubridge.

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