News from WoodSolutions
Thursday, 17th March 2016
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Linked to this newsletter you’ll find a mini-brochure – Timber Update. It contains articles looking at the recent timber-related changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) and how they will affect various areas of the design and construction industries.

Breaking out of the office, sitting in a new space, can spark us to new approaches that will grow our knowledge and business.  Scroll down and you’ll find details of WoodSolutions and partner seminars covering the code changes and related topics.

Any comments or suggestions? I would be delighted to hear from you.

Kind regards

Eileen Newbury
Marketing and Communications Manager,
Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd


What does the code change mean for the design and construction industry?

Read a range of opinions in the 12 page mini-brochure.
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Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) WoodSolutions code change workshops

These AIBS Workshops will discuss the timber-related changes to the National Construction Code and their implications for building surveyors. The workshops continue and are being held in Canberra – March 21, Sydney – March 22, Bunbury – April 6, Perth – April 7, Melbourne - April 19, Adelaide – April 21.
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Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) National seminar series - code change seminars

Until now, the choice of construction materials for mid-rise urban developments has been limited to a traditional palette that excluded timber.  However changes to the National Construction Code from 1 May will enable timber buildings of up to eight storeys without the need for expensive Alternative Solutions to gain approval.   Seminars are being held in Melbourne (and online) – April 5, Brisbane – April 12, Sydney - April 14 and will be complemented with excellent local architects in each state.
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Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) and Building Designers Association NSW (BDAA) Mid-Rise Timber Buildings Seminar

WoodSolutions has partnered with BDAV and BDAA in delivering workshops specifically tailored for building designers.  These will provide detailed training in relation to changes to the National Construction Code to permit mid-rise timber buildings up to 25m effective height. BDAA - Friday 15 April, BDAV Monday 2 May.
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Become an expert

You can only learn so much from sitting in your office reading industry expert blogs, whitepapers and books.  You can learn so much more from listening and interacting with experts face-to-face, have your burning questions answered and network with your industry peers.  Attending seminars and events helps you become an expert yourself.
Check out all our seminars, events, conferences and workshops on our WoodSolutions calendar.

Australian Timber Design Award (ATDA) Winners – presented by their creators

This special case study focused seminar will feature the creators of award winning Victorian projects in categories including: Rising Star, Residential Class 1 Design, Sustainability, Interior Fit out Commercial, Timber Windows and Doors, as well as the overall 2015 ATDA Excellence in Timber Design Winner - The University of Melbourne’s School of Design. This event is being held in Melbourne on March 31.
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Understanding AS1684.2

An invaluable practical training workshop, delivered by timber framing experts, to ensure your interpretation and practice of AS1684.2 meets required standards, this workshop is being held in Red Hill, Queensland on April 7.
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