April 2013

News & Blogs

Free Timberlife Educational Software

TimberLife, the timber service life software, is an educational resource designed to provide estimates of timber service life performance. Download your free copy – Windows OS only.


AS1720 Timber Engineering Master Class April/May 2013

The University of Tasmania's Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) is offering a two day Master Classes in timber design.

ENROL now for these inspirational and informative courses.

Brisbane: Mon 15th & Tues 16th April
Sydney: Thurs 18th & Fri 19th April
Adelaide: Mon 29th & Tues 30th April


WOOD: art design architecture - Vote & WIN an iPad

WOOD: art design architecture is an exciting touring exhibition showcasing work by contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects.

Discover more about the exhibition and how you could win an iPad with Wood. Naturally Better.™


EXPAN and WoodSolutions Christchurch Field Trip

See Christchurch being rebuilt and visit buildings using the latest large-span timber technology: Post-tensioned moment frames and shear walls, composite timber and concrete floors, long-span roofs, and much more.

Case studies will be presented by building designers, building owners and the researchers who developed EXPAN timber technology.


Free Tuesday Tutorials in St Leonards, Sydney, any Weekday Elsewhere

It’s not too late to sign up for the April 2013 tutorial. Two fascinating topics - Timber-framed Systems for External Noise and Fire Safety and Performance of Wood in Multi-Residential & Commercial Buildings.

Tuesday April 9th at 12.30pm.

See the full schedule and RSVP for the FREE St Leonards monthly Tutorials now.

Remember if you can’t come to St Leonards, WoodSolutions Tutorials can come to your design, engineering or building company. Please contact us with details of your firm, location and audience numbers.


Case Studies

Be inspired and informed by browsing WoodSolutions growing range of case studies. If you have a project you would like to be considered for publication as a Case Study, please contact us.

Lindisfarne Castle Ticket Hut, Holy Island, Northumberland

This timber-built ticket hut and assembly point for visitors entering the National Trust property on Holy Island adds a new dimension to a 16th century experience.


Kielder Observatory Northumberland UK

England’s Kielder Observatory looks like a wooden jetty, jutting out from its landlocked hillside setting. However, that’s not all that is intriguing about this star gazing facility.


New WoodSolutions Videos

WoodSolutions videos are recorded presentations from WoodSolutions seminars and other events.

Utilising wood in construction systems in tall buildings – Andrew Nieland

The Business Manager at Lend Lease Australia - Development, Andrew brings a business perspective to building material decisions.

In this presentation Andrew discusses Lend Lease’s Forte building and the advantages and use of cross laminated timber (CLT).

For ease of viewing the program has been edited to five parts.

Part One: Introduction
Andrew introduces Forte and CLT

Part Two: The benefits of CLT
Safety, sustainability and more…

Part 3: Discovering CLT and sustainability
Lend Lease’s exploration of CLT plus a discussion about embodied carbon.

Part 4: Designing and building: the CLT difference
Talking about CLT and differences in the design and build process.

Part 5: Discussion: Forte and beyond
A look at two projects, the Open Academy in Norwich, Stadthaus in Hackney plus Forte and a look to the future.


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