June 2013

News & Blogs

NEW: ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FIRE COMPLIANCE GUIDES

Yes, you can build without meeting the National Construction Code (NCC) Deemed to Satisfy (DtS) Provisions prescriptive fire requirements. Alternative Solutions are the answer – read more in three new Technical Design Guides and Case Studies.

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DESIGNING WITH TIMBER – A YOUNG ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE

Check out Nicolas Pratt’s perspective on designing with wood - best read in conjunction with Amy Cook's earlier post - an engineer's perspective. Enjoy.

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DESIGNING WITH TIMBER - AN ENGINEER'S PERSPECTIVE

Amy Cook, a young structural engineer, writes about some of the challenges and opportunities of working with wood.

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2013 EUROPEAN STUDY TOUR - BOOKINGS OPEN

The WoodSolutions 2012 UK Tour was an outstanding success - now you have the opportunity to join us on the 2013 Tour - 7 wonderful informative and inspiring days - from Munich to Zurich.

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FREE TIMBER TOWER RESEARCH PROJECT

Here's another design approach for very tall timber buildings – captured in a free 72pp research report.

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YALE UNIVERSITY: TIMBER SKYSCRAPERS VIDEO

Architects Andrew Waugh and Michael Green, both of whom have been keynote speakers at WoodSolutions Seminars, discuss very tall timber buildings.

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ENROLMENTS OPEN - ONLINE GRAD CERTIFICATE IN TIMBER

Differentiate yourself with an expanded design offering to potential clients, give your career a boost or simply broaden your knowledge about using our only large scale renewable building material. The first step is clicking through to the course details.

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VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE - BDAV AWARDS

Here’s a chance to cruise some stunning designs – many involving timber – and win an IPad...

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WOOD: ART DESIGN ARCHITECTURE - VOTE & WIN AN IPAD

From architecture to art, 28 stunning exhibits – vote for your favourite before June 30 to be eligible to win.

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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.

Monash University Student Housing

Interior and exterior use of timber make student accommodation at Monash University Clayton welcoming and in harmony with its surroundings.

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Williamstown High School

A modern high school in Williamstown, Victoria uses timber as flooring, internal linings, external cladding and exposed structure.

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University of Wollongong - AIIM Processing and Devices Building

Centre piece to a composition of buildings this 2 storey timber framed and clad building sits in a courtyard between to 2 storey precast concrete structures.

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Great Hall – Knox Grammar School

The qualities of wood combine to provide a welcoming space for a range of activities in this versatile space.

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What would you like to see?

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

*Candlebark School Library. Architect: Paul Haar; Photographer: Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.

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