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Last call for FWPA groups

Expressions of interest for membership of Forest and Wood Products Australia’s (FWPA) Advisory and Reference Groups are open until close of business tomorrow Friday 27 February. Source: Timberbiz A new reference group will be introduced – Generic Marketing Reference Group. These group
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IKEA idea to use solid pine

IKEA is one of the largest furniture companies on Earth. It’s one of the largest companies on Earth. When a company this big decides to make even a slight change to how it makes or sources its products, it’s a massive undertaking. Source: Gizmodo That’s exactly what IKEA is doing righ
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Best practice timber plantation

Andrew Hurford is better known for milling durable eucalypts into quality flooring, and selling it into an eager market. But his family company is also creating best-practice timber plantations on the Far North Coast of New South Wales by growing commercial eucalypt species. Source: F
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DesignBUILD

DesignBUILD 2015 will open up a new world of opportunities for the sustainable building industry in Australia with the display of new products and technologies from overseas markets. Source: Architecture & Design The event returns to the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park th
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Frame Australia 2015

The Frame Australia 2015 theme is ‘Building with engineered wood construction systems’, primarily for designers and builders. Source: Timberbiz “There is a positive trend to using more timber, and commercial builders are looking to timber and wood construction systems for multi-reside
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Framing the Design & Construction

The Frame 2014 conference attracted a record 400 attendees, the largest increase came from the building design and construction sector. This successful outcome has led to the Frame 2015 event theme of ‘Building with engineered wood construction systems’, primarily for designers and bu
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Structural changes to TDA

The Timber Development Association (TDA) has welcomed a new staff member, Fred Moshiri, a structural engineer with a background in timber structural design in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz “TDA’s workload has grown rapidly recently as massive timbers
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New board member represents Queensland’s Cypress

Garrie James, managing director, Inglewood Cypress Sawmill, has been appointed to Timber Queensland Board of Directors to represent Queensland’s cypress sector. Source: Timberbiz Timber Queensland’s chair Sean Gribble said he welcomed the appointment and the broad expertise Garrie wou
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Designed for timber awards

The 2015 Australian Timber Design Awards will be open for entries on 9 February. The awards are a national competition to promote and encourage outstanding timber design in the built environment professions. Source: Timberbiz Now in their 16th year, the awards are distinguished by a h
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RBA cuts rates to boost economic activity

  The Reserve Bank Board voted to lower the Official Cash Rate for the first time since August 2013. Source: Timberbix “With Australia’s inflation pulse at its slowest in several years but domestic demand remaining weak, the RBA Board have cut rates to provide an opportunity for
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