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Creativity and technology the cornerstones of award-winning building

Creativity and technology are fuel for the innovation generation. International House Sydney is a fusion of these two components, giving a platform to develop a culture of change and to drive sustainable growth. Source: Timberbiz Standing at the gateway of Barangaroo, International Ho
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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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Future leaders

“A delight” is how TCA National Coordinator Helen Murray describes working with the four 2016 TCA Young Community Ambassadors, after their graduation which was held in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz “I have no doubt they will be among the leaders of our industry in the future.” The grad
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Transferable skills

Forest industries are predominantly based in regional areas, resulting in a smaller pool of potential employees than in metropolitan areas. Source: Timberbiz Attracting skilled employees who can add value in areas of skills gaps means that we need to think laterally. It was this appro
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Cooperation taken to a new level

Cooperation between Australia and China in the field of forestry has been germinating for some time and recently took another solid turn toward the future when the Institute of Foresters Australia National President Rob de Fegely signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with the
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New wood: how it will change our skyline

Timber buildings are reaching towards the skies, thanks to breakthroughs in super-strong wood. Source: The Age By Greg Callaghan If there’s one way to get people talking, it’s to draw up plans for a new skyscraper and plonk it smack in the middle of an iconic skyline like
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No success without collaborative timber industry thinking

David Chandler OAM is a construction and housing industry expert and doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to what has been done, what can be done and what should be done to ensure the future of timber enterprises. Source: Timberbiz In the first of two no-holds-barred pieces, b
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Correction Australasian Timber August

There was an omission of a word in the FWPA-featured article (page 12 Australasian Timber, August edition) last paragraph… “the EPD for 1m3 of Australian sawn kiln-dried and planed softwood shows that it stores 900 kg of carbon. It is actually 900kg of carbon dioxide.
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Funding grants for women in the agricultural sector

  In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors. Source: TimberBiz From July 1 2015 the initiative is providing women in the agriculture sector with grants for leadership development. Mor
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Melbourne venue for major forest and forest products conference

DANA’s Australian Forestry and Forest Products Sector: Its status in 2015 and trends going forward Conference, is being held in Melbourne on August 13 & 14. Source: DANA, TimberBiz All details are on the website: http://danamelbourne2015.com/ This is the fourth annual DANA M
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