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Optimising fire resistance in timber

Boss Fire & Safety, has released a whitepaper Optimising fire resistance in timber for interior applications that discusses the importance of internal materials in terms of fire hazards and standards. Source: Timberbiz Timber is conventionally thought of as a material best suited
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Mark Thomson responsible for judging architecture in Amsterdam

Award-winning Brisbane eco-architect Mark Thomson and Responsible Wood Director has been appointed to the international judging panel at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, the world’s largest global gathering of the architectural elite. Source: Timberbiz The festival, dedic
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Hermal is a shot in the arm for Tasmania

So far, more than 500 people and businesses have shown interest in the Hermal Group’s $190 million Cross Laminated Plantation timber mill and production facility to be built in Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz There have been 350 inquires about employment opportunities at the mill, and 150
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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

Imports worth nearly $2 billion– the value of Australia’s imports of wood and wood products were valued at AUS1.981 billion for the year-ended March 2018 114,744m3 – imports of particleboard rose 21.1% over the year to the end of March – a new import record USD143.05/bdmt – the averag
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Hyne Timber gets cheeky with GLT

Hyne Timber has released its new Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) campaign – and it’s not what you’d expect from an Australian softwood processor. Source: Timberbiz Playing on the love story Hyne Timber has with Australian pine, and with a focus on building relationships at eve
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WoodSolutions Tour after Frame

Following on from Frame Australia’s conference in Melbourne a three-day tour is planned to visit Australia’s largest CLT plant in Wodonga and a number of mass and timber framed buildings in Sydney. Source: Timberbiz The tour commences in Melbourne, travelling by coach to Wodonga to se
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CLT blasted by US Air Force

Wood Products Council, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Lab and Softwood Lumber Board, conducted a second series of blast tests on three existing two-storey, single-bay cross-laminated timber (CLT) structures at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, USA. Source
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WoodSolutions 2018 European tour

Join a group of architects, engineers, developers and building professionals visiting landmark timber projects, fabrication and manufacturing facilities in Europe. Source: Timberbiz Your tour leader is Andrew Dunn, timber engineer and CEO of the Timber Development Association who has
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A Milestone for Frame Australia

Nick Milestone, the key speaker at this year’s Frame Australia conference, has a clear message: offsite construction is a game-changer for the construction industry. Source: Timberbiz It’s the answer to the long-standing industry debate about how productivity and innovation can build
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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

1,009,223m3 – exports of softwood logs for the March quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.2% on March quarter 2017 275m3 – Australia’s dressed sawn softwood exports in the March Quarter of 2018 were almost too small to notice $112,952,000 – the value of Australia’s imports of dressed sawn sof
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