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Major capability gap in housing says Master Builders’ report

Australia faces a major sovereign capability gap in the production of timber house frames by 2035, according to a landmark new report by Master Builders Australia and the Australian Forest Products Association titled Australia’s Timber Framing Cliff. Source: Timberbiz The report furth
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Frame Australia postponed to 2022

Frame Australia has postponed its hybrid November event to June next year. The postponement has been put down to the uncertainty of lockdowns and travel restrictions which are expected to continue beyond the end of the year. Source: Timberbiz “We reluctantly decided that, for all conc
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STARSOIL enterprise by Seppi

STARSOIL by Seppi M was recently completely redesigned with the transmission reinforced and now designed for tractors up to 310 HP. At the same time, brand new technology – the first of its kind in the market was introduced, the 2SPEED-POWERSHIFT transmission. Source: Timberbiz This “
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Spruce provenance trial compares 16 sources to find the best

A provenance trial studying Norway spruce trees growing from seeds sourced from 16 different European locations has got underway in a long-term project to identify trees likely to be resilient to climate conditions 50 years from now. Source: Timberbiz Forestry England, a partner in th
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Earthquake resistant CLT wall

A team of engineers at Japan-based firm Kozo Keikaku Kunkyusho has developed an earthquake-resistant ‘CLT checkered block wall.’ Source: Timberbiz The system simply comprises cross-laminated timber panels organized in a checkered pattern, steel plates, and drift pins. The solution acc
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Timber Queensland aims to brief Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner

Timber Queensland wants to brief Queensland’s inaugural Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner on the role that productive forestry can play in mine site rehabilitation. Source: Timberbiz James Purtill will take up the role next month after significant legislation to improve rehabilitation
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Training pathways program supported by forest industry

In its latest funding round, Otago Community Trust awarded a NZ$19,611 grant to the Tokomairiro Training Pathways course to assist with the cost of running the Forestry Pathways Program out of Tokomairiro Training Centre. Source: Timberbiz Tokomairiro Training program manager Lynda Al
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Pulp, paper, packaging delivering for Australia

Australia’s critically essential pulp, paper and packaging industry has continued to protect and deliver for Australia throughout the pandemic, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The industry’s latest Sustainability Report shows how companies ha
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New chief executive for Wood Processors & Manufacturers No pic

Stephen Macaulay has been appointed the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association’s new chief executive, replacing Dr Jon Tanner. Source: Timberbiz Mr Macaulay joins WPMA having been the chief executive of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM), the peak
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