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Winners selected for NZ Wood-Resene awards

Judges have completed selecting winners and highly commended awards from the many entries received for the 2020 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards. The second round of judging took place on 10 December and winners will be announced at a function on 26 March, at the Grand Millennium H
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Australian building takes out first at world architecture event

Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre has won the Best Use of Certified Timber prize at the 2019 World Architecture Festival, held in Amsterdam. The centre also won the Imported Timber category at this year’s Australian Timber Design Awards. Source: Timberbiz The building, des
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Long-span timber roof wins award

Architecture student Monique Pousson’s passion for global forest management and sustainable buildings has earned her a Responsible Wood award for her performance in structural timber design at a special donors’ lunch in Brisbane. Source: Timberbiz Twenty-seven academic and merit award
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Theme for Timber Offsite Construction 2020 Conference

The marriage of timber and technology is transforming building methods around the world. A new generation of building design, manufacturing and construction practice is using offsite technologies with engineered wood. It’s being called the ‘new concrete’. Source: Timberbiz This trend
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TDA hosts 2-day CLT and mill tour

Finding 20 of Australia’s leading architects, engineers, builders and developers in a Tumbarumba plantation forest, in the heart of the Forestry Corporation of NSW softwood pine plantations is not an everyday sight. But with as they increasing look to timber, Tumbarumba and the twin c
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OFO keeps the Xmas spirit going with free trees

The team at OneFortyOne (OFO) is getting into the spirit of Christmas and giving away Christmas trees this December. For the fourth year in a row, OneFortyOne will have pine trees fresh from the forest available at its depots in Mt Gambier, Nangwarry, Mt Burr and Glencoe for the gener
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Timber Release Plan – VicForests’ open house in Gippsland

VicForests is inviting the community to learn more about proposed changes to the Timber Release Plan (TRP) 2019 at an Open House in Traralgon on 11 December 2019. Regular revision of the TRP is an important part of VicForests’ routine planning for timber harvesting in Victoria’s east.
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PEFC General Assembly in Germany

Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength, with the growth of the Australian scheme recognised during the PEFC General Assembly in Wurzburg, Germany. Source: Timberbiz The PEFC Family gathered to celebrate 20 years of PEFC, the world’s largest forest certification s
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Timber Queensland elects new board

Responding to regional opportunities and technical innovations ahead for the State’s $3.2 billion forest and timber industry, a broad representation of directors was elected at Timber Queensland’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was hosted at the ARC Future Timber Hub at the Unive
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New AFPA board elected

A new Australian Forest Products Association board has been elected with re-elected AFPA chairman and chairman of Midway Limited, Greg McCormack saying that it reflected the diversity of the industry and was ready to take on new challenges facing the sector. Source: Timberbiz The AFPA
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