February 2013

News & Blogs

Call For Entries 2013 Australian Timber Design Awards

The Australian Timber Design Awards have been honouring excellence in timber design for fourteen years. Entries are now open to architects, builders, designers, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects.

Categories cover all major applications, including small budget projects, sustainability, a People's Choice Award and a Rising Star Award.

All entries are also eligible to be featured as case studies on the WoodSolutions website.


International Timber Bridge Conference in Las Vegas

The 2nd International Conference on Timber Bridges is to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in autumn 2013. ICTB-2013 follows the successful inaugural event that was held in 2010 at Lillehammer, Norway.


Timber-Steel-Hybrid Beams For Multi-Storey Buildings?

The current popularity of cross laminated timber (CLT) is overshadowing some interesting advances in heavy timber composites. This German research report looks at the performance of timber-steel hybrid beams.


UTAS Online Grad Certificate Enrolments Open

Designed for architects, engineers, building designers, construction professionals and people involved with timber products, the Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing and Building) is an excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills in an online learning environment.


Bakoko Flat Pack Timber Cafe

Here's another example of innovative thinking in CLT, a café with furniture that fits into cutouts in its walls while the walls flat pack into a container. See how the story unfolds.


Free Tuesday Tutorials In St Leonards, Sydney, Any Weekday Elsewhere

It’s not too late to sign up for the March 2013 tutorial. Two fascinating topics - Wood and Sustainable Building and Inspirational Timber Projects – will be presented on Tuesday March 12th 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.

US Wood Design Awards 2013 Winners

It’s always inspiring to see good design and the US Wood Design Awards are no exception. From 100-foot roof spans to novel reclaimed wood installations, the winners of the 2013 Awards push the design envelope in many directions!


Two Day AS1720 Timber Engineering Master Class April/May 2013

These Master Classes use case studies, tutorials, instruction and interactive sessions to grow knowledge and skills in engineering timber in buildings.


Inspirational Japanese Timber Structures

From a country renowned for craftsmanship in wood, come inspiring timber designs guaranteed to get every architect, designer and engineer thinking - "How did they do that?"


Video: Faster, Simpler - Building CLT Modules Offsite

This short Finnish video shows the construction of wooden apartment modules in the controlled environment of a factory. They are then assembled onsite to form the completed project - in this case a nursing home.


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.

The Ridge House

The Ridge House on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia has been identified as an outstanding Canadian example of the interior use of wood in a residential structure. 


Outcrop House Whale Beach North Sydney

This beachside home on Sydney’s northern shore by internationally acclaimed Australian architect Peter Stutchbury, has been turning heads since it was first revealed some five years ago.


Breaking Waves

A multi-residential, timber-based beach community in harmony with the sea, beach forest and people on the Canadian West Coast.


What would you like to see?

Tell us what you’d like to see on WoodSolutions - we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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