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Frame Australia: Numbers justify confidence in the future

The future of the timber construction industry presents some unique challenges but overall everything points to plenty of opportunity for those willing to learn, adapt and take some risks. Source: Timberbiz That was the over-arching message from this week’s Frame Australia 2017
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Tropical Forestry at Cairns Foresters conference

Tropical Forestry: Innovation and Change in the Asia Pacific Region is the theme for the Institute of Foresters of Australia’s conference on 14 – 17 August 2017 in Cairns. Source: Timberbiz This theme recognises the rich history of Australian Foresters who have contributed to th
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70 Million reasons to celebrate launch of National Forestry Planting Day

The planting of around 70 million trees this winter has started with the official launch of National Forestry Planting Day to mark the start of the planting season for Australia’s forestry plantations. Source: Timberbiz The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) launched the in
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Frame defines the future

The future of timber construction is in the factory. For designers and builders, that means precision control over their product, huge time and cost savings in building a project, be it residential or commercial. Source: Timberbiz The Frame Australia conference in Melbourne on June 19
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Early Birds for IFA’s conference

Early Bird registration for IFA’s Cairns Conference has been extended until 12 June. The Conference, “Tropical Forestry: Innovation and Change in the Asia Pacific Region” will be held on 14 – 17 August 2017.  Source: Timberbiz While the focus is on the tropics there
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The construction evolution explained

One of the biggest challenges designers and specifiers can have when looking to utilise timber as a construction material is lack of knowledge about the properties and benefits. Source: Timberbiz In many cases, misconceptions about fire risk and termite risk, or concerns over structur
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Komatsu to launch new products at Elmia

Komatsu Forest is planning to present several new products at Elmia Wood. Exactly which ones will only be revealed at the fair.  Source: Timberbiz “We’re coming with a new machine, harvester head innovations and some new technical solutions,” Annelie Persson, communications manager at
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Sawmiller wins wood industry top award

Fourteen years after picking up a job as a mill hand while looking for firewood, Riverton man Rodney Lonneker has been awarded one of New Zealand’s wood industry’s top regional awards. Source: Stuff NZ On Friday, Mr Lonneker collected the Wood Processing Excellence award at the
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Prefab housing manufacturer wins Hall of Fame award

Prefabricated construction trendsetters Impresa House, operating in Melbourne for only seven months, has already taken out a prestigious manufacturing award, and chief executive Sean Morley will be at Frame Australia to explain how it was achieved. Source: Timberbiz The Australian com
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Timber puts money back in the bank

In a construction market where budgets are forever under pressure, the use of timber materials in combination with offsite construction approaches can be a genuine silver bullet for astute builders. Source: Timberbiz Richard Smith, Associate Director of MBMpl Pty Ltd says where timber
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