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WS NZ Tour Three

Chris Philpot, Planet Ark's Make it Wood campaign manager, recently toured some of the wood architecture, design and manufacturing highlights of New Zealand with the Wood Smart Construction Tour. Here are some of his pictures and words describing the experience.

WS New Zealand Two - CLT and more

Chris Philpot, Planet Ark's Make it Wood campaign manager, recently toured some of the wood architecture, design and manufacturing highlights of New Zealand with the Wood Smart Construction Tour. Here are some of his pictures and words describing the experience.

Wood foam - a new insulation material?

Technological advances are creating new opportunities for wood and wood products. As a renewable material, wood has many advantages over the use of resources that are effectively non-renewable. Wood foam is just one of many potential applications for wood that might otherwise be wasted.

Free Tuesday Tutorials - St Leonards Sydney

WoodSolutions Tutorials are available at the Sydney offices of the Timber Development Association in St. Leonards. The Tutorials have been developed for staff of small and large engineering, building designers and architectural firms seeking to increase their timber knowledge.

timber+DESIGN magazine news

In this blog, Tony Neilson writes about an ‘object lesson in transport planning’ and explains why his magazine has forsaken the tablet app in favour of a return to the web.

Finnish timber mill: Nic Pratt

A young Australian architect travelling and studying wood design in Finland, Nic Pratt gives us a fascinating insight into the role of wood in that part of the world.

ENTER: 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards

Sponsored by WoodSolutions, the Australian Timber Design Awards are a national competition to promote and encourage outstanding timber design in the built environment professions. Now in their fifteenth year, the Awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement.

Interview: Thomas Bailey

GASP! That’s the entirely appropriate acronym and brand for an extraordinary new art park beside the Derwent River at Glenorchy in Tasmania. WoodSolutions spoke recently to one of its architects.

FREE Exterior Timber Design Seminars, NSW, ACT

WoodSolutions free technical seminars are designed to provide architects, building designers and other design and build professionals with inspiration and generic information about using timber and wood products.

Wood Smart Construction Tour NZ 2014

WoodSolutions sponsored tours are an excellent way to be informed and inspired by class-leading projects and innovative design and construction. The small groups also offer good networking opportunities and the chance to engage in one-to-one discussions with speakers and design principals.

New timber podcasts from UTAS

The University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) has expanded its suite of timber podcasts in time for 2014 university and TAFE classes.

UTAS: Specialist Online Timber Electives

An extension of the University of Tasmania's School of Architecture & Design, the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) has, in addition to School of Architecture staff, three experienced researchers and three full-time postgraduate students. The researchers are supported by eight project, administrative and technical staff.

Timber Engineering Network - LinkedIn

Part of our mission to inspire and inform design and building professionals to push the boundaries of the use of wood and wood products, is to encourage conversation and the sharing of information. This LinkedIn group is an opportunity for people involved in timber engineering to share experiences, resources and more.

Finland 1 - Nicolas Pratt

Young Australian architect, Nicolas Pratt, has recently started a year at Finland's Aalto University where he's enrolled in their Wood Program. He'll hopefully be keeping us in touch along the way - in this blog he explains where and how his Finnish adventure began....

CLT design app for iThings

Here's an app for Apple's iOS that gives you quick results for CLT floor and roof calcs. Note: We haven't tested it, it uses EU standards and it's best if you're already proficient in timber design.

STIC Timber Engineers Win Innovation Award

The Structural Timber Innovation Company (STIC) is a research consortium supported by Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd, the industry services company that resources WoodSolutions. The award-winning engineers worked with STIC.

Interview: Kerr-Ritchie Architects, NZ

New Zealand architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie work in one of the planet’s most beautiful resort towns and spoke at the recent Australian Institute of Architects ‘Spirit of Place’ regional conference in Cairns.

Free App - timber+DESIGN magazine

Keeping up with the latest designs in wood and emerging international trends can be a time consuming activity - or you can shortcut the process with timber+DESIGN magazine. Now available in free digital formats.

2013 ATDA Winners Announced

The Australian Timber Design Awards are a national annual competition to promote and encourage outstanding timber design in the built environment. Now in their thirteenth year, the Awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement.

Eco House Article

Will Henley in the UK Guardian looks at an international range of eco houses and wonders whether they will ever be mainstream.

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