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AUSTimber2020 moves to November

This week’s decision to postpone AUSTimber2020 until November because of the devastating bushfires in East Gippsland has been met with wide-spread industry and community support. The decision to reschedule AUSTimber2020 from April required careful consideration of the impact on commit
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Australia is under fire

There are fears two massive bushfires burning on the NSW-Victorian border could join in coming days, creating one massive fire front. CFA state response controller Gavin Freeman said there was a “real potential” the fires burning along the state border could combine. The Corryong fire
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Gottstein wood science course

Forest products are much more efficient users of energy than other materials and there is now a decreasing availability of products from some regions and changes in quality from others. A greater understanding of the user’s final requirements is needed to adjust to this situation. Sou
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AUSTimber opens entries for woodchop and forwarder competitions

Entries have opened for two of the most sought after competitions aligned with AUSTimber 2020, the VicForests Wood Chop and the Komatsu National Forwarders competitions. The entry deadlines are 27 March and 28 February respectively. Source: Timberbiz Komatsu’s National Forwarder compe
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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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