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Monday 27th March 2017
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Hello,
It’s an exciting time to be working with wood! 
In this issue you will find links to some fascinating and inspiring seminars, news about WoodSolutions CAMPUS (Update your multi-residential knowledge now!), an invitation to enter Dangerous Designs, inspiring case studies and more.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Paul Morgan, Box Hill Institute Student, who is the first winner of the Dangerous Designs competition for his Laevo Cross Laminated Timber Apartments design; to see the details of this magnificent design, please keep reading. 
If you have any feedback we would love to hear from you.
Kind regards

Eileen Newbury
National Marketing and Communications Manager
Forest and Wood Products Australia 

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER - RUSSELL ACTON, ACTON OSTRY ARCHITECTS
Brock Commons Tallwood House - Russell Acton, innovation in timber and more
Soon to be completed, the 18 storey Brock Commons Tallwood House in Vancouver, Canada, will be the tallest contemporary mass wood building in the world. Hear architect Russell Acton, discuss this ground-breaking project. Some seminars will also include presentations by other speakers. Click below for seminar details.
 

UPCOMING WOODSOLUTIONS EVENTS
From NCC code changes to prefabrication, from architects to building surveyors, there are some fascinating upcoming events. Check out the list below or visit WoodSolutions Events Calendar.
Timber Construction Fundamentals and Advanced Mid-rise Fire Engineering
NSW 29th March, Rosehill | VIC, 4th April, Preston
Covering topics including Timber Building Systems, Design for Durability, An Overview of the NCC changes, Fire Safety Engineering Analysis and Practical solutions and compliance.
Discover More NSW  | Discover More VIC
Tie-Down & Bracing for Houses & Advanced Mid-Rise Fire Engineering
WA, 11th April, Bentley
Covering topics including, Inspection & certification of timber for house construction, Tie-Down & Bracing for Houses, Building Commission “Sticks on Bricks” Audit Findings, NCC 2016 Mid-Rise Provisions in Review, Fire Engineering Approach and Practical Implementation. Discover More
Timber Construction Fundamentals & Advanced Mid-Rise Fire Engineering
TAS 1st May
Covering topics including Timber Building Systems, Design for Durability,  and NCC 2016 Mid-rise Provisions in Review, Fire Engineering Approach & Practical Implementation.
Discover More     
 

NEWS
UK timber architect Andrew Waugh gains wide media coverage
The growing popularity of timber is reflected by the media coverage of the UK architect Andrew Waugh’s recent visit to Australia. See some of the coverage below.
 - ABC
 - The Fifth Estate
 - Property Observer
 - Australian Design Review
New report showing health and wellbeing benefits of wood
A new report by Planet Ark – Nature Inspired Design – launched on March 21st in conjunction with World Wood Day. The report highlights the benefits of the interior use of wood to the occupants of a building. 
Read the report here
 
WoodSolutions CAMPUS - Free online mid-rise design professional learning modules 
Update your knowledge to take full advantage of the benefits of the recent changes to the National Construction Code with WoodSolutions CAMPUS Modules. 
Upskill here
First Dangerous Designs winner announced
See Box Hill Institute student Paul Morgan’s award-winning Laevo Cross Laminated Timber Apartments on the Dangerous Designs website. You can submit your entry too!
New Technical Design Guide - Building Timber-framed Houses to Resist Wind
This free download outlines design and construction considerations for wind-resistance of houses with structural timber roofs in all areas of Australia.
Download the guide here ​
Expert project advice from WoodSolutions Mid-rise Advisers
Free assistance and advice from an expert team to maximise the benefits of your next mid-rise residential project.
Please note: this pilot program is currently available in Victoria and Queensland.
See here

OPEN FOR ENTRY - UPCOMING AWARDS
Australian Timber Design Awards
Raise the profile of your business and projects by entering Australia’s leading Timber Design Awards, now bigger and better than ever.
See here
International Green Interior Awards 
Now in its 4th year, this leading global award program that is 100% focused on the integration and creation of green interior products, not structural interior design. That's why the awards are so unique!
See here

INSPIRATIONAL CASE STUDIES AND INTRIGUING MEDIA REVIEWS
France’s first Elizabethan-style theatre
A stunning performance by British architects Studio Andrew Todd.
View the results here
           
52 Cubic Wood – an office that grows wood!
Design team JOSEP and Atelier Gerhard Haumer created an office with a forest garden.
Go to work here
               
Barn House – an exercise in tradition
Inspired by farm buildings in the area, Sigurd Larsen created this modern interpretation in mountain terrain.
Step back in time here


 
Review: Architecture and Construction in Wood
A detailed overview of the structural properties of timber.
Refresh your knowledge here
           


 
Review: Wood Works: Onix
A review of the remarkable work of Dutch architects Onix.
Find inspiration here                   
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