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Tuesday 12th July 2016
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In this issue you will find information about new Technical Design Guides, a new archi:talk video, upcoming educational events near you and inspiring case studies.
At WoodSolutions we are always looking for inspiring projects to profile as case studies, interesting people to interview and new ideas on how to improve the content and resources we offer you. If you have any suggestions, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Kind regards


Eileen Newbury
Marketing and Communications Manager
Forest and Wood Products Australia 

NEWS
WCTE – European Study Tour – August 2016 – Expressions of Interest invited
WoodSolutions are calling for Expressions of Interest to attend a European Tour in 2016 following the successful tour last year. The Tour can be configured to include the 2016 WCTE. Running from 28 August to 3 September, the Tour will include timber buildings of superb inspiration from Austria to Switzerland. See more.
New Technical Design Guides – up to 70m span portal frames
Discover the advantages of optimised solutions for a range of long span Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) portal frames and trusses and a new, easy to specify rod-based connection in two new free Technical Design Guides: 32: Long Span Roofs – Portal Frames and Trusses and 33: Quick-Connect Moment Connection.
Download the free guides here.

INSPIRING AND INFORMATIVE SEMINARS AND EVENTS
Transitions to Lightweight Framing for Single Storey and Multi-residential housing - WA
Hear expert speakers discuss residential building methods using timber frame wall systems which offer many advantages.
When: 14 and 15 July 2016
Where: Crawley WA, Bunbury WA
Information and registration
WoodSolutions and HIA Seminar – QLD, SA and VIC
Learn about the timber-related changes to the National Construction Code and their implications at these practical seminars.
When: 14, 27 and 28 July 2016
Where: Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne
Information and registration
Understanding AS1684.3: Timber Framed Construction in Cyclonic Areas – QLD
Gain an understanding on the use of AS 1684.3: Timber framed construction in Cyclonic Areas by attending this 1 day workshop. 
When: 6 and 8 September 2016
Where: Townsville QLD, Mackay QLD
Information and registration

NEW WOODSOLUTIONS archi : talk
Meet Richard Middleton – Richard Middleton Architects
Richard discusses his design philosophy, processes, materials and more. A fascinating insight into one of the main drivers of this successful practice. 
See the archi : talk here 

INSPIRATIONAL CASE STUDIES AND INTRIGUING MEDIA REVIEWS
Framework – an exercise in exposure
A direct adaptation of Portland Oregon’s historic small plate timber structures, Framework aims to celebrate its primary material - its design allows 80% of the wood to remain exposed.  
Be inspired here
 
Sawmill House – a living studio
An open plan house, made up of a single room with pivoting walls, constructed from sustainably sourced local macrocarpa and reclaimed concrete blocks.
See the result here
Sliding House – a modern classic
A 20 tonne sliding roof adds a novel level of flexibility to this English barn inspired country home. 
Discover more here
 
Sussex House – wood designed to weather
Largely cross laminated timber (CLT), this striking home is designed to weather and blend into the landscape. 
Explore more here
 
Rock the Shack: The architecture of cabins, cocoons and
hide-outs

A fascinating collection of houses, cabins, retreats and lookouts that have an intimate relationship with nature.
Plan your escape here
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