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Proposed code change allows 8 storey timber

The National Construction Code proscribes which materials can be used in certain situations. In these situations other materials can only be used through the process of Alternative Solutions - this can be expensive and time consuming.

World's tallest timber building in Paris?

The race to the top continues - and the top is ever higher when it comes to tall timber buildings. In this press release, Canadian architect Michael Green (who has visited Australia as a guest of WoodSolutions) announces an ambitious project in Paris.

Designer Profile: David Trubridge

In this, the first of a new series of personal profiles, Tony Nielson talks to New Zealand furniture and lighting designer, David Trubridge.

Use of American hardwoods increases

With the increasing globalisation of design trends, architects and designers are looking further afield for materials and imported American hardwoods, once an exotic choice, are now becoming more mainstream.

6 weeks to enter the Australian Timber Design Awards

The Australian Timber Design Awards are open to architects, landscape architects, building and interior designers and engineers with an array of categories available to cover all types of timber projects and use of timber products. Entries close 26 June 2015. Winners will be announced in Melbourne at the Awards Presentation Night in mid-September.

Book now - Frame Australia 2015 conference and exhibition

Frame Australia is Australia's leading trade show and seminar covering the timber framing and prefabrication sectors. The one day event is an opportunity for architects, building designers, engineers and others in the industry to stay in touch with local and international developments.

Free - 5 storey wood frame design example

Design examples are a quick and easy way to see how ideas can be put into practice. In this document, designed for the north American market, a 5 storey timber framed building over a masonry podium is examined.

NEW Planet Ark report - Wood Housing Health Humanity

The role of building materials in the user experience has often been discussed - in general terms. This new report from Planet Ark looks at the scientific evidence that demonstrates the positive influences of wood on the occupants of a building.

Global tall timber project update

A Canadian who recently completed his Master’s degree in Switzerland and now works for a mass timber company in British Columbia. Nicholas provides insight into current market conditions and optimised solutions for innovative design scenarios.

Australian Timber Design Workshop in progress

The Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) at University of Tasmania's Launceston campus provides industry-leading undergraduate and postgraduate short and long courses. The Australian Timber Design Workshop (ATDW) in February 2015 involvres students in two weeks of study in UTAS, Launceston, Tasmania

AIQS, AILA CPD events in the pipeline

In addition to ongoing tutorials - contact us or read blog posts for details in your area - WoodSolutions is working with professional bodies to create special offers for their members.

2015 Australian Timber Design Awards Entries Open

The Australian Timber Design Awards are Australia's premier awards for designing and building with timber. A wide range of categories provide opportunities for design and build professionals to showcase their work in different sectors.

WoodWorks 2015 awards announced

WoodWorks is an initiative of the Wood Products Council, a cooperative venture of major North American wood associations as well as government agencies and other funding partners.

FREE New CAD drawings for Design Guide details

WoodSolutions Technical Design Guides cover a wide range of topics and applications and are written by experts for architects, building designers, engineers and other design and build professionals.

timber+DESIGN eNewsletter late January 2015

timber+DESIGN International is a free online Australian-based e-publication that features the best in innovative and excellent timber projects from local and international designers.

UK architects - half want zero carbon

The carbon footprint of built structures is determined by many factors, however there are two that architects and designers can readily influence: the energy embodied the structure and the energy consumed during its use. This article suggest that most UK architects are not confident designing sustainable buildings...

New Helsinki Library by ALA Architects approved

In many aspects, Finland is leading the way in the use of wood and wood products in public and ono-commercial buildings. The new Helsinki Library by ALA Architect's is an example of some of the outstanding design emanating from the region.

FREE timber+DESIGN online magazine Jan 2015

timber+DESIGN International is a free online Australian-based e-publication that features the best in innovative and excellent timber projects from local and international designers.

Free EWPAA technical advice in New Zealand

Technical advice can be a time and money saving tool for architects, engineers, designers, builders and more. Now the EWPAA Australian service and WoodSolutions Ask An Expert is complemented by this New Zealand based service.

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