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NZ should collaborate with Australia

It is time for Australia and New Zealand to jointly develop a longer term solution for timber design life and durability with a call for $12.5 million over five years from industry and governments. Source: Timberbiz At the ForestWood conference in Auckland, Ric Sinclair, Managing Dire
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Wood the Intelligent Alternative

Planning, manufacturing and constructing with timber offers exciting new design opportunities while also providing enormous economic benefits, this will be explained at the Wood – the Intelligent Alternative event next week. Source: Timberbiz This seminar on 15 April at Traralgo
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DesignBUILD 2016 speaker lineup

DesignBUILD has announced its 2016 speakers featuring leaders from across Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design industries who will address topical and emerging issues in compliance, innovation and sustainability. Source: Timberbiz Leaders from industry associati
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A master stroke to save Masters

It could be the DIY masterstroke that finally provides some decent competition to home improvement powerhouse Bunnings and salvages the failed Masters chain to boot according to DGC Advisory. Source: news.com.au But what is really galling for Masters’ embattled owner Woolworths, which
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The Cross Laminated Timber Market – Global Industry Analysis

Trends, Manufacturing Process, Raw Materials and Cost report provides insight into the global cross laminated timber market and all the requisite aspects for setting up a cross laminated timber manufacturing plant. Source: Timberbiz Aspects such as global market size, industry trends,
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Timber wrap for a new Sydney icon

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has just unveiled plans for a spiraling wood-wrapped library in Sydney. Source: Inhabitat The building will offer library space, two floors dedicated to childcare and a special area for startups to try out emerging manufacturing techniques. A restaurant w
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Wood Treatment & Innovations May Tech series

Technologies to treat timber with the aim of increasing its durability, reducing its environmental impact and improving its appearance and performance have been the principal focus of two-yearly technology updates for Australasian wood producers. Source: Timberbiz Providing options fo
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Code red – engineering with the new building code

Get the latest on the code changes that allow timber buildings to reach eight storeys. Source: Timberbiz On 23 March is your opportunity to listen to Dr. Jonathan Barnett, one of the top fire engineers in Australia, discuss the advantages and impact of the recent changes to our buildi
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Australian Timber Design Awards

Entries are open for the 17th Annual Australian Timber Design Awards. Source: Timberbiz The awards are distinguished by a heritage of innovation and achievement. This national competition is open to architects, landscape architects, building and interior designers, and engineers. Ther
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WA LVL plant Wesbeam on the way up

Having has faced intense competition for much of the past decade, an innovative manufacturing plant backed by timber industry veteran Denis Cullity is starting to deliver good returns. Source: Business News At a time when policymakers are crying out for economic diversification in Wes
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