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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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Forte already turns two – storeys

Andrew Neiland of Lend Lease has said that the first two storeys of its Forte cross laminated timber (CLT) building have been constructed and the project is going to schedule. Mr Neiland presented an update at the Frame Australia Conference. Source: Timberbiz
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MiTek SAPPHIRE ipad app

MiTek has already announced SAPPHIRE, the company’s “whole of house” software program. At the Frame Australia conference the company announced that there is also an ipad app specially configured to work with SAPPHIRE to use onsite. Source: Timberbiz
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Frame Conference now on

This week the national Frame Australia 2012 conference has been running at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne. This is the 14th conference and organizer Kevin Ezard said that this year there is a record number of participants. Source: Timberbiz
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