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Safety conference highlights culture and technology changes

A major national conference series on forest safety practices is set to showcase how forestry leaders have brought about practical benefits to logging and forestry workplaces through changes in culture and technology. Source: Timberbiz Registrations are now open for the 4th FIEA Fores
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Frame conference wrap-up

Australia now has the third highest number of tall buildings in the world made from wood. More than 50 buildings in Australia have been built from engineered timber in the past five years, with Australia now having the third highest number of tall buildings in the world made from wood
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Kuru two time winner at NZ Forestry Awards 2018

The 2018 Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards were a record-breaker across the board, and fittingly produced the first two-time supreme winner. Source: Timberbiz Ricky Kuru from Kuru Contracting was toasted by more than 500 guests at the awards dinner as the Eastland Wood Council Ski
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Nominations open for Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry

The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) is calling for nominations for, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Sustainable Forestry Award for 2018. Source: Timberbiz “It is about forests and foresters,” said Mr Rob de Fégely, vice-president of the Institute of Foresters of Austr
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Environmental standards may lead to use of consultants

The launch of environmental standards in New Zealand for plantation forestry will ensure uniformity across councils, but may lead to an increase in the use of consultants. Sources: Otago Daily Times, New Zealand Herald, Southern Rural Life Rural consultants and rare galaxiids could be
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Women in Forest & Timber Network “Strength in Support” function

The “Strength in Support” cocktail party which is being held on 2 June at the Hamilton Hotel in Hamilton, Queensland provides an opportunity for women in the industry to network and support each other. Source: Timberbiz The invitation to attend the event is extended to all
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Free heavy vehicle safety workshops for national forestry

The Australian Forestry Contractors Association (AFCA) will host its next round of free safety workshops for forestry workers in regional NSW, Victoria and South Australia. Sourc: Timberbiz The NHVR has joined forces with AFCA, providing funding for the Forestry Logistics Safety Progr
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WoodSolutions Tour after Frame

Following on from Frame Australia’s conference in Melbourne a three-day tour is planned to visit Australia’s largest CLT plant in Wodonga and a number of mass and timber framed buildings in Sydney. Source: Timberbiz The tour commences in Melbourne, travelling by coach to Wodonga to se
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WoodSolutions 2018 European tour

Join a group of architects, engineers, developers and building professionals visiting landmark timber projects, fabrication and manufacturing facilities in Europe. Source: Timberbiz Your tour leader is Andrew Dunn, timber engineer and CEO of the Timber Development Association who has
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A Milestone for Frame Australia

Nick Milestone, the key speaker at this year’s Frame Australia conference, has a clear message: offsite construction is a game-changer for the construction industry. Source: Timberbiz It’s the answer to the long-standing industry debate about how productivity and innovation can build
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