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Tall timber is changing the Perth skyline

Northbridge – Fremantle – Perth CBD: these are just a few of the WA locations set to have their skyline transformed by the construction of tall timber buildings in the very near future. The 2019 Built Evolution Conference, being held at Crown Perth on Thursday 4 April, will explore ho
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Grafton cyclers clean up in Bom Bom

The Grafton Cycle club joined forces with Forestry Corporation of NSW for a clean up event in Bom Bom State Forest. Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Partnerships Coordinator Jodee Sparrow said the day was a success and thanked the volunteers for their time and effort. Source: Timberbiz F
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International Women’s day in Tumut

Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Tumut staff were at the forefront of International Women’s Day celebrations last week, reflecting on the strong contribution women make in the forestry industry. Source:  Timberbiz Tumut’s nursery staff marked the day with a morning tea and discussion on
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International Women’s Day in Canberra

This year’s International Women’s Day celebrations saw the Australian Forest Products Association bring people from across the forestry and timber industry to Canberra to participate in a Women in Forest Industries workshop. It was the largest gathering of people to discuss gender and
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Fire, wind and sound seminar in Queensland

Timber Queensland’s seminar Timber Buildings: Fire | Wind | Sound is an opportunity to hear experts discuss how targeted fire, wind load and sound performance requirements in the BCA for timber buildings are achieved. This half day seminar is a must for all building and design profess
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Australian Timber Design Awards entries open

Entries are now open for the 20th Australian Timber Design Awards which is a national competition that promotes and encourages outstanding timber design and use in the built environment. It offers an array of categories available to cover all types of timber projects and use of timber
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Improve your understanding of FSC Chain of Custody Certification

FSC Australia has planned a webinar to support businesses that want to prove their responsible practices through FSC certification, but are unsure about aspects of Chain of Custody certification, and use of the FSC trademarks. The event is on Tuesday 12 March, from 11am- 12pm AEDT. So
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Victorian bushfire update and Tasmanian stats on fire affected forests

Bushfires now in Victoria and previously in Tasmania have had a devastating affect not only on forestry but also and more importantly livelihoods, livestock and lives with firefighters in Victoria currently building containment lines around fires burning east of Melbourne before “gust
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OFO to celebrate UN Day of Forests with video competition

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international effo
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Forest of Fabrication demonstrates modern timber construction

The UK Timber Trade Federation is sponsoring a new exhibition ‘Forest of Fabrication – dRMM: pioneers of timber architecture’ hosted by the Building Centre in London from 8 February until 17 May 2019. Source: Timberbiz Forest of Fabrication demonstrates the possibilities of modern tim
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