WoodSolutions News - June 2018
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Frame Australia 2018 – Timber Offsite Construction is just around the corner. I urge you to come to this important event – it’s a guide to the immediate future of timber in construction.

In this newsletter you will also find pointers to new case studies, competition entries and a whole lot more.                    

As ever, we would love to hear your feedback.

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Frame Australia 2018 – Timber Offsite Construction: June 18-19 Melbourne

This must attend event for anyone interested in the latest developments in offsite construction features UK’s serial building material disruptor, Nick Milestone as a keynote speaker.
Supported by other international and Australian speakers, Nick will inform and inspire you with news of this rapidly developing sector.
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WoodSolutions Tour: Melbourne, Wodonga & Sydney: June 20-22

Following on from Frame Australia’s conference in Melbourne a three-day tour is planned to visit Australia’s largest CLT plant in Wodonga and significant mass and timber framed buildings in Sydney.
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WoodSolutions Symposium: Mid-rise Construction: Lightweight & Massive TimberSolutions – Design & Specification Symposium: FREE June 29, VIC

In a comprehensive program, timber industry and building professionals will present the latest on design, specification, cost, supply and construction considerations for delivering successful mid-rise timber buildings – from conception, through detailed design to construction.
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DENFAIR: Melbourne, June 14-16

Australia’s leading destination for contemporary design and art for professional designers, architects, interior stylists and design-lovers started today at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. WoodSolutions is hosted by the Design Institute of Australia in a biophilic inspired installation. Come visit us from 14 June to 16 June, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), National General Assembly: June 17-20, Canberra

Convened annually by the ALGA, the National General Assembly is the peak annual event for Local Government, attracting more than 800 Mayors and Councillors. Planet Ark/ Wood. Naturally Better will have a presence at this important event (Booth 15 & 16) for anyone who does business with this sector.
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New Design Guide: Code of Practice – Fire Retardant Coatings

WoodSolutions Design Guide 45 has been written to provide a Code of Practice to enable the use of fire retardant coatings applied to wood products, via the Performance Solution pathway, as a means of achieving the fire hazard properties required by the NCC.
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Dangerous Designs – enter to win!

Your timber design concept could win you $5000 –or minor cash prizes – and the chance of commercialisation. View some of the previous entries and the entry form on the website.
More information here

2018 Australian Timber Design Awards – entries now open

Now in their 19th year, the prestigious Australian Timber Design Awards recognise and encourage outstanding timber design.
More information here

Share your projects with thousands of WoodSolutions readers

With a new online submission form it’s easier than ever to share your projects with 20,000+ WoodSolutions readers. Sharing to find your next client, collaborator or brilliant employee!
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Ideology through Materiality

Traditional characteristics of a Tang dynasty style Buddhist temple meet modern construction techniques and engineered timber in this expressive project by Bligh Tanner. 
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Putting Children First

Designed by NOW Architecture, in consultation with students, the Wodonga West Children’s Centre uses timber to achieve a happy and successful learning space that puts the social and emotional wellbeing of the students first.
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A different type of sustainable city tower

The EY Centre by Richard Francis-Jones and fjmt is one of Australia’s most environmentally advanced and sustainable buildings, with initiatives carried through from design and construction to delivery.
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2017 ATDA Interior Fitout (Commercial) Winner: Bendigo Hospital

Silver Thomas Hanley in collaboration with Bates Smart created an internal ‘street’ in the Bendigo Hospital to help the occupants create a close relationship with nature.
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