News from WoodSolutions
Monday, 15th February 2016
Welcome to our special edition of WoodSolutions news – covering the recently announced changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) – read what the changes mean, industry opinions and upcoming code change educational events - we hope you find it informative. If you have any comments or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.

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Eileen Newbury
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Timber set to rise to 25 metres (8 storeys) effective in May

The new NCC code creates deemed-to-satisfy solutions to build massive timber and timber framed Class 2 (apartments), Class 3 (hotels) and Class 5 (office) buildings up to an effective height of 25m resulting in cost effective and environmentally friendlier mid-rise buildings.
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Timber frame and massive timber constructions - architects and engineers comments

What do leading professionals think about the code change for both traditional timber framing and innovative massive timber systems. Andrew Waugh of Waugh Thistleton Architects “Engineered timber allows us to build tall residential buildings in urban contexts, without costing the earth!”
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International experience of similar building code changes

Here’s a summary of similar code changes in other countries in recent years to see their level of success in encouraging wood construction. As an example by 2010, two Scandinavian countries had changed their building codes to allow taller residential structures built with wood framing or out of mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT).
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Behind the code change – industry-wide consultation

The changes were the result of extensive consultation over more than two years. FWPA managing director, Ric Sinclair, explains.
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Design and construction hands-on training workshops and seminars

What will the code changes mean for building surveyors, architects, building designers, builders, fire engineers and structural engineers? These specifically tailored training workshops and seminars will discuss the changes and their implications in an interactive format.
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Building in bushfire prone areas – Bunbury and Perth

Invaluable information about designing and building optimum solutions.
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BDAV: Designing With Timber Masterclass

Discover some of the engineered wood products that are taking timber to new heights; learn about a broad range of topics with independent, generic information that will help you design and specify quickly and effectively.
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