A Beautiful Irony
In this story, featuring two proposed Malaysian projects, Tony Nielson discusses the link between the recent changes to Australia's National Construction Code (NCC) and new opportunities for engineered wood products.
Raf Nathan speaks at Furnitex 2016
WoodSolutions is proud to be a sponsor of FURNITEX & design, the only Australian furniture and furnishing show – for the industry, by the industry. The 2016 BRISBANE show will focus on what's new in Australia, global trends and industry innovators.
New archi:talk Richard Middleton
WoodSolutions video talks are insights into the values, motivations and opinions of leading architects, engineers, building and interior designers and other industry professionals.
New design : talk Dean Picken
WoodSolutions video talks are insights into the values, motivations and opinions of leading architects, engineers, building and interior designers, builders and other industry professionals.
WCTE 2016 European Study Tour - EOI's invited
WoodSolutions Study Tours are invaluable opportunities for design, engineering, construction and development professionals to see the latest products and trends in timber - while meeting industry leaders and networking with fellow participants.
WCTE 2016 - Engineers PostGrad Bursary Available
The biennial World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE) is the premier international event for both practicing and academic timber engineers
WoodSolutions Recent Events May 2016
WoodSolutions hosts, participates in and sponsors a wide range of events covering all sectors of the built environment. If you are involved in an event and would like to discuss WoodSolutions' participation, please contact us through this website, or the link at the base of this post.
The future is prefabricated - Frame Australia 2016
Themed “Building construction with prefabricated timber and engineered wood,” the Frame Australia 2016 Conference and Exhibition is on Monday 23 May at Melbourne's Park Hyatt. Architects, engineers, developers, builders and others will present on topics including engineered timber and prefabrication.
New angles on timber cladding in NCC change
Now designers can specify diagonally and vertically aligned timber cladding with the same Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) simplicity as traditional horizontal applications.
Code changes in Canada see immediate results
A soon-to-be completed project in Ontario will be the first of many to take advantage of recent building code changes that encourage timber construction in multi-residential structures.
Register Now - Frame 2016 - Architect Presentations
The Frame Australia 2016 Conference and Exhibition on Monday 23 May at Melbourne's Park Hyatt is themed “Building construction with prefabricated timber and engineered wood.” Architects, engineers, developers, builders and others will present on topics including engineered timber and prefabrication.
Career opportunities - professional timber advisers
Are you passionate about building with wood? Excited by the untapped potential of innovative timber building systems and the recent building code changes? If you have the professional experience and expertise to support your enthusiasm, these could be your dream jobs! Simply click through to the SEEK link at the base of the job description – and yes, we will accept late entries.
Weathertex achieves GreenTagCERT™ Platinum environmental ratings
The leading supplier of natural Australian hardwood weatherboards and architectural panels, Weathertex have recently completed a rigorous evaluation from Global GreenTagCERT™ to determine their “green performance”.
Frame2016 - timber projects underway
The Frame Australia conference plays a pivotal role in bringing together the complete supply chain of engineered timber and prefabrication with the building design and construction sectors, to develop communication and create the potential for future opportunities.
Timber-related code changes - read the mini-magazine!
Recently approved changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) will come into effect in May 2016. This 12 page mini-magazine presents the story behind the changes and the opinions of some design and construction industry professionals.
The code change - international experience
The impending changes to the Australian Building Code will simplify the process of building mid-range multi-story buildings with wood as the structural material. However, it is worth looking at similar codes and the changes that have been enacted in other countries in recent years to see their level of success in encouraging wood construction.
Code change - architects' and engineer's comments
One of the changes to the National Construction Code (NCC), due to come into effect on May 1st, will make it easier to design and construct mid-rise (up to 25m) buildings using timber construction systems.
Behind the code change - industry-wide consultation
The changes to the National Construction Code (NCC), due to come into effect on May 1st, that will make it easier to design and construct mid-rise (up to 25m) buildings using timber construction systems were the result of extensive consultation over more than two years. FWPA managing director, Ric Sinclair, explains in this interview.
WoodSolutions sponsors Frame Australia 2016 - May 23
Australia's only conference and exhibition dedicated to timber building design and construction, and the manufacture of prefabricated timber and engineered wood systems. This year Frame will also be covering the timber-related changes to the National Construction Code.
New code change exciting news for design and construction
A two-year consultation and research process spearheaded by industry group Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) will see the local industry join leading international markets in allowing timber construction in taller structures. Preliminary modelling indicates construction costs could be reduced by up to 15%, while new material options including engineered timbers create exciting opportunities for developers, architects, engineers and designers.
Is there a global furniture craft crisis?
The craft - or is it art? - of furniture making has been with us since someone discovered it was more comfortable to sit on sticks placed between two rocks than the bare rock itself. In this article Tony Neilson looks at creativity and the work of renowned US furniture maker John Kelly.
CLT will be considered conventional in Australia by 2020
WoodSolutions seminars feature leading Australian and international design, engineering and construction professionals. You can view presentations and videos on the WoodSolutions site.
21 Reasons Why Wood is Better: Prof. Alex de Rijke
Professor Alex de Rijke visited Australia in November 2015 to present a series of seminars in conjunction with Planet Ark and WoodSolutions. Attended by leading design, engineering construction and property developers, the seminars provided an informative and inspiring look at the immediate and longer term future of wood and wood products.
MBA 2015 WoodSolutions Young Builder of the Year Award
WoodSolutions supports excellence and sustainable practice throughout Australia's design and construction sector. Professional organisations supported include the Master Builders, Housing Industry Association and other industry bodies.This year is the sixth year WoodSolutions has supported the Young Builder of the Year Award.