I hope you can see lots of wood from where you’re sitting – new research shows that adding wood to your workplace can increase productivity and feelings of wellbeing and decrease absenteeism! Scroll down to the link for a free download.
In this edition, you’ll also find news about new Design Guides, case studies, competition entries and a whole lot more.
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Bringing nature to work – free half-day seminar – Vic
Hear presentations: on the latest biophilic research, opportunities for biophilic design in the built environment, case studies on exemplar projects and more.
Tuesday April 10, The Library at The Dock. View event details
Discover how timber framed systems can be used for multi-residential building applications in Australia and hear local design professionals speak on recent examples.
Wednesday April 11, NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills View event details
Built Evolution Conference: Towards Tall Timber Buildings – WA
Learn how timber building systems are used in sustainable multi-residential and commercial buildings, see cost-saving case studies and more.
Friday April 20, Crown Perth Convention Centre View event details
Wood makes more productive workplaces
A new world-leading research report, Workplaces: Wellness +Wood = Productivity links wood in workplace environments with benefits for employers and staff. Download your free copy here
Break the office ‘fitout, strip out, repeat’ cycle and save!
The average office furnishing cycle of ‘fitout, strip out, repeat’ is all too familiar, and expensive. It’s also a wasteful process, ripe for disruption as Guide 43 Reimagining Wood-based Office Fitout Systems demonstrates. Download your free copy here
Building faster, more cost-effective aged care facilities
Timber-based design and construction solutions for aged care facilities are provided in the new design guide 42 Building Code of Australia Deemed to Satisfy Solutions for Timber Aged Care Buildings (Class 9c). Download your free copy here
Shhhhhhhhh. Designing with CLT? New acoustic guide available.
Technical Design Guide 44 CLT Acoustic Performance contains wall and floor design solutions that meet the requirements of the NCC. Download your free copy here
2018 Australian Timber Design Awards – entries now open
Now in their 19th year, the prestigious Australian Timber Design Awards recognise and encourage outstanding timber design. More information here
New Prize for “Best Use of Certified Timber” at World Architecture Festival
Do you use solid wood or take advantage of engineered wood such as CLT or glulam in your projects? This is your chance for international recognition. More information here
Build your business network with a WoodSolutions Supplier Listing
If you offer services or products that are involved in designing and building with wood, a free WoodSolutions Supplier Listing can expose your business to new customers. Click to view Supplier Listings
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International House Sydney is the winner of the Australian Timber Design Awards 2017 Grand Prix award, People's Choice award, Public or Commercial Building category and Sustainability category. It is the first modern commercial engineered timber building of its size and type in Australia. View here
2017 ATDA Winner: Macquarie University Innovation Hub
Macquarie University Innovation Hub is the 2017 winner of the Australian Timber Design Awards in multiple categories: Innovative Structural Design; Engineered Timber Products; Timber Panels; and Timber Windows and Doors. This design allows for future dismantling, relocation and reassembly. View here
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