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China announces 'wood first' policy

Recently adopted by Australia's municipal associations, 'wood first' policies are those that actively encourage the use of wood, wherever practical, to replace more emissions intensive materials.

New Review: Timber in the City

WoodSolutions reviews are designed to give you an introduction to some of the latest publications - and selected classics - relating to the design and use of wood and wood products. If you've any suggestions for future topics, please contact us.

WoodSolutions 2015 Euro Tour - Eight - Summary

WoodSolutions Tours are designed to inform and inspire design and construction professionals by providing unique insights into timber projects and the people behind them. Conducted in small groups, the Tours are also excellent professional education and networking opportunities.

WoodSolutions Euro Tour 2015 Seven - Stora Enso

WoodSolutions Tours are designed to inform and inspire design and construction professionals by providing unique insights into timber projects and the people behind them. Conducted in small groups, the Tours are also excellent professional education and networking opportunities.

WoodSolutions 2015 Euro Tour - Six - Binderholz CLT

WoodSolutions Tours are designed to inform and inspire design and construction professionals by providing unique insights into timber projects and the people behind them. Conducted in small groups, the Tours are also excellent professional education and networking opportunities.

WoodSolutions 2015 Euro Tour - Four - Tamedia

WoodSolutions Tours are designed to inform and inspire design and construction professionals by providing unique insights into timber projects and the people behind them. Conducted in small groups, the Tours are also excellent professional education and networking opportunities.

WoodSolutions 2015 Euro Tour - Five - Chäserrugg

WoodSolutions Tours are designed to inform and inspire design and construction professionals by providing unique insights into timber projects and the people behind them. Conducted in small groups, the Tours are also excellent professional education and networking opportunities.

WoodSolutions 2015 Euro Tour - Three

WoodSolutions Tours are designed to inform and inspire design and construction professionals by providing unique insights into timber projects and the people behind them. Conducted in small groups, the Tours are also excellent professional education and networking opportunities.

New Environmental Product Declaration: Plywood

An environmental product declaration (EPD) is a standardised and verified way of quantifying the environmental impacts of a product based on a consistent set of rules that have been developed through an extensive stakeholder consultation process.

WoodSolutions 2015 Euro Tour - Day Two

WoodSolutions Tours are designed to inform and inspire design and construction professionals by providing unique insights into timber projects and the people behind them. Conducted in small groups, the Tours are also excellent professional education and networking opportunities.

WoodSolutions 2015 Euro Tour - Day One

WoodSolutions Tours are designed to inform and inspire design and construction professionals by providing unique insights into timber projects and the people behind them. Conducted in small groups, the Tours are also excellent professional education and networking opportunities.

WoodSolutions 2015 Euro Tour - Prequel

WoodSolutions Tours are designed to inform and inspire design and construction professionals by providing unique insights into timber projects and the people behind them. Conducted in small groups, the Tours are also excellent professional education and networking opportunities.

Beware decking on the cheap

Here's a cautionary tale from Tony Nielson, formerly editor of timber+DESIGN magazine about his son's experience with timber decking suppliers.

World's largest CLT development in Montreal

Around the world the 'largest', biggest', 'tallest' cross laminated timber (CLT) buildings and projects are leapfrogging each other as the use of this - and other engineered wood products - continues to increase - this is the latest and biggest, for a while, at least.

Frank Gehry + German Frers set sail

Now in his late 80's, Frank Gehry, one of the world's best-known architects combined with Argentinian naval architect German Frers to create this modern classic.

Profiles: Two Extraordinary Men of Wood

Tony Neilson, publisher of timber+DESIGN magazine has a long history of involvement with the forest and wood products industry - and the people within it. Here, in this entertaining blog entry he discusses two remarkable characters.

Timber wind turbine towers could be 20% cheaper

A recent cost comparison project, published by WoodSolutions' parent body, Forest and Wood Products Australia, showed wood could offer significant savings over traditional construction materials for a range of commercial and residential buildings. This new article reports similar savings for wind turbine towers.

New low odour LOSP treatment world first

Wood treatments of various kinds generally fall into two categories - those that are primarily aesthetic and those whose main function is preservative. This new LOSP adds a new choice for architects, designers and builders seeking enhanced service life.

EME Design win BDAV Timber Excellence Award

Now in their 20th year, the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) Design Awards celebrate excellence in building design, as well as profiling the importance of the building design profession to both the building industry and to the broader community. The competition is open to all building designers who are Full Members of the BDAV and who are either Registered Building Practitioners or Registered Architects. The Timber Excellence Awards are sponsored by WoodSolutions.

New Environmental Product Declaration - Softwoods

An environmental product declaration (EPD) is a standardised and verified way of quantifying the environmental impacts of a product based on a consistent set of rules that have been developed through an extensive stakeholder consultation process.

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