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Wood You Like to Know as an architect, engineer or specifier

More than 100 architects, engineers, and specifiers will gather in Melbourne on 24 August for one of Australia’s largest timber industry events.

Titled ‘Wood You Like to Know’, it aligns with the Ultimate Renewable theme promoting timber as “undeniably the most sustainable building material to be specified and used across all building applications and classes”. Source: Timberbiz

A report recently released by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation found that the use of timber in commercial or multi-residential buildings could reduce embodied carbon by up to 75% when compared with similar buildings using concrete and steel.

However, in recent years, responsibly sourced timber in Australia has had its fair share of challenges, including Covid, floods, freight constraints and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Responsible Wood-certified Weathertex National Marketing Manager Vanda Correia said the event – sponsored by the Building Designers Association of Australia, Responsible Wood, WoodSolutions, Sculptform and FWPA’s The Ultimate Renewable initiative, would provide ground-breaking information regarding the state of this nation’s sustainable timber industry, offering timely viewpoints and compelling presentations from experts in this field.

Highlights will be presentations by the Green Building Council of Australia, Global Green Tag, Industry Edge, the Forest and Wood Products Association and Planet Ark.

In February 2022, Responsible Wood was recognised as part of the Green Building Council of Australia’s new Responsible Products Framework.

The new framework, which provides guidance for all building materials used in Green Star projects will apply to all new Green Star Rating Tools published by the GBCA and is an important component of the circular economy.

“The Responsible Products Framework provides a new definition for responsible products, it recognises schemes like Responsible Wood which have a positive environmental impact, are transparent, respect human rights, and take action to reduce carbon content,” Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer Jason Ross said.

“Our new 2021 standard for Sustainable Forest Management has been assessed highly favourably and is amongst the world’s leading standards for sustainable forest management.”

If you want to attend, you can register for an ‘ultimate package’ for $99 which includes the two-day program and kicks off with a morning or afternoon session on 24 August at the Holmesglen Institute.

Attendees will be eligible for up to 8 CPD points recognised by the BDAA as well as a day conference on 25 August at the stunning Sculptform Design Studio. The event rounds off with a VIP cocktail function where participants will have the opportunity to meet Adam Dovile, the industry’s new Ambassador for Wood.

You can register here.