A STATE branch of Australia’s most powerful workers’ union will pressure Government to crack down on structurally unsafe building materials after adopting guidelines from industry on non-compliant wood products.
NORTH Queensland landholders who over the past two decades planted farm forestry plantations as nest eggs for the future will welcome the results of a State Government investigation into the value of this plantation timber.
The Australian Forest Contractors Association is recognising the pioneers and legends of the timber industry through the creation of the “AFCA Contractors Hall of Fame”. This recognition will be through the presentation of framed Certificates and Plaques and admittance to the Hall of
Forestry protesters are believed responsible for “an act of sabotage” on two excavators in the East Gippsland area that resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage and the realisation that someone could have been killed.
The latest in bushfire detection cameras are being trialled in parts of New South Wales and Victoria. The technology has been developed by the German Aerospace Centre and is able to tell the difference between smoke and dust even at night.
Forest products companies, logistics specialists and researchers have been working closely with FIEA to design a practical technology program, Wood Supply Chain Optimisation 2010. It will be profiling new tools along with successful strategies that have been adopted to improve plannin