News & Blogs

Search and view blogs by industry experts on a variety of topics relating to designing and building with timber, from inspirational talks by international architects about their latest projects to facts and figures on timber's sustainability and contribution to carbon reduction.

WoodSolutions News & Blogs

  • Jul

    20

    2017

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    North American Tour Day One

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolutions

    The WoodSolutions 2017 North American Tour, travelled from Portland, USA to Vancouver, Canada. The group visited landmark projects and met some of the people behind these developments. The tour theme “Mass Timber Meets Timber Frame” set the itinerary and the agenda.

  • Jun

    20

    2017

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    BDAV People's Choice Awards - Vote Now!

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolutions

    Since 1996, the BDAV Building Design Awards has promoted excellence in building design and encouraged higher standards of design excellence in Victoria - vote now in the 2017 People's Choice Award

  • Jun

    05

    2017

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    Book Now: denfair 8-10 June Melbourne

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolutions

    Denfair: Australia’s leading destination for contemporary design + art.

  • Jun

    05

    2017

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    Converging trends put timber in the spotlight

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolutions

    Dr Perry Forsythe, Professor of Construction Management at the University of Technology Sydney explains the increasing popularity of timber in larger construction projects.

  • Jun

    02

    2017

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    How timber puts money in the bank

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolutions

    Richard Smith, Associate Director of MBMpl quantity surveyors, explains how timber saves time and money, increasing returns for builders and developers

  • May

    19

    2017

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    Frame Australia - Timber most viable option for mid-rise building

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolutions

    Visit Frame Australia 2017 and discover why, although CLT is the dynamic new kid on the block, conventional timber frames with engineered timber floor systems are still the most viable and commercial option for medium density construction.

  • May

    12

    2017

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    Exposed CLT faces new challenges

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolutions

    Turning CLT from a structural material into a building system creates interesting challenges - facades among them.

  • May

    01

    2017

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    Building inspections for engineered timber construction

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolutions

    Despite panelised timber frame systems being manufactured offsite in factories, building inspections are still an essential part of the brave new world of engineered timber.

  • Mar

    22

    2017

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    New Report: Wood - Nature Inspired Design

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolution

    To coincide with World Wood Day 2017 Planet Ark has completed a new report - Wood - Nature Inspired Design - which outlines the importance of connecting buildings with the natural world and how with 'Nature Connected Design' (also called biophilic design) and using wood we can bring nature indoors and provide a healthier, happier environment for all.

  • Dec

    12

    2016

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    New Design Guide - Robustness in Structures

    Guest blog by: News Team, WoodSolutions

    WoodSolutions Technical Design Guides have been developed for architects, engineers, building designers and other building professionals consider key performance attributes and comply with regulations such as the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

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