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NZ world-first, post-tensioned timber building

Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand has a world-first in its post-tensioned timber seismic frame building. Source: Timberbiz
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Job losses from Hancock

Australia's largest timber company has said that jobs losses will be the end result of an American company's stranglehold on timber supply. Source: ABC News
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Direct forestry investments: real assets for diversification and as an inflation hedge

Forestry and timber investing - the very concept seems either dull or extremely alien. However any investors - especially those looking for true diversification and stable returns - are making a real oversight by ignoring the value timber and forestry investments could bring to their
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CLT in the USA

Cross-laminated timber panel construction has begun to make inroads in North America. Source: Woodworking Network
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ForestrySA to host a weekend of forest activities

In November last year six South Australian artists took part in ForestrySA’s ‘Artists in Residence Program’ at ForestrySA’s Thomas Hill Study Centre at Cudlee Creek in the Adelaide Hills. Source: Timberbiz
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Wood Innovations for 2012

Wood Innovations 2012 is a new technology program being set-up with a wide cross section of Australian and New Zealand companies to address concerns regarding regaining a competitive advantage. “It’s a new initiative and it’s been a long time coming” says Brent Apthorp, Director of th
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NZ Scion 20 years of fire research

Crown Research Institute Scion has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its fire research program at the 4th Fire Research Workshop in Rotorua on 14-15 June. Source: Timberbiz
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Draft Safety Codes of Practice Released

Safe Work Australia has now released the fourth set of draft model Codes of Practice for public comment. These new draft Codes include: Managing Risk in Forestry Operations (draft Code) and the associated Managing Risks associated with Cable Logging (draft Guide). Public comment to Sa
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Auswest Timber reopens mill in WA

A major sawmill in Western Australia's south-west region has reopened after shocking the community when it closed early last year. Source: ABC News
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