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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
With entries closing on Friday 26 June, it is time to get your project registered for the Australian Timber Design Awards for 2015. Source: Timberbiz Entry is open to architects, landscape architects, building and interior designers and engineers with an array of categories available