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Forum Wood Building – Nordic 2019

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019, which will be held in Helsinki in September, will be the eighth Nordic conference and will focus on the role of design in the future especially with veneer and massive wood construction but keeping in mind resource efficiency and sustainability. Source
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Specialty timbers under the hammer in WA

Spirited bidding is expected from wood enthusiasts and craftspeople when approximately 10 tonnes of mixed sawn timber from the South West and Goldfields regions of WA, are auctioned at the FPC Manjimup Nursery on Saturday, 22 June 2019. Source: Timberbiz Going under the hammer is an a
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Green Triangle industry awards open for nominations

After the success of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards last year, the committee has announced that nominations are open for the 2019 awards campaign. Over the next eight weeks the forest industry can put forward those within the sector who show outstanding qualities,
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Australia doing poorly in offsite construction

Offsite construction in Australia, despite the hype, is wallowing in disillusionment, with some prominent failures undermining confidence in the sector, according to one of Australia’s leading construction experts. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “Despite all the hype, 20 years i
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Electronic tags to track timber

The advantages of prefabricated timber systems in construction are being given a boost by researchers trialling Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking technology to improve on-site processes.  The latest podcast episode of WoodChat focuses on research funded by Forest and Wood
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Order of Australia for Paul Madden of Arbuthnot Sawmills

Timber industry stalwart Paul Madden from Barham on the Murray River has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for his service to primary industry and to the community of the Riverina. Source:  Timberbiz Mr Madden is general m
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Tasmanian Export Awards nominations open

The 2019 Tasmanian Export Awards program is open and acknowledged as one of the state’s prestigious industry awards. The awards recognise excellence in the export of goods and services by Tasmanian enterprises and acknowledges the important contributions made to the local econom
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Certification bodies invited to participate in PEFC revisions

Stakeholders are invited to give feedback on the revised Certification Body Requirements standard to ensure it meets the needs and expectations of the industry. Two webinars will be used to provide information for the feedback, one has already occurred in early June but the second is
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It’s time to dismantle construction industry silos

David Chandler, Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University and Principal of CE Advisory will deliver a keynote address at the Frame Australia Conference in Melbourne which is on from 17-18 June, where he will discuss the possible scenarios that may define the Australian construction
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Australia’s hardwood chip exports in the spotlight

The ongoing trade dispute between the US and China could potentially damage Australian hardwood woodchip exports to China, a forestry expert has warned. Rudolf van Rensburg, from Margules Groome Consulting, said Australia’s large volume of hardwood chip exports to China could be affec
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