News from WoodSolutions
Wednesday 28th September 2016
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This months newsletter covers some interesting topics - discover our exciting new competition - Dangerous Designs plus get some insights into Grand Designs Australia Host, Peter Maddison with a new Archi : talk video.  We have tall timber in the news, and some new case studies and upcoming informative and inspiring events, the latest book reviews and more.
Are you working on any inspirational projects?  Or know someone who is? At WoodSolutions we are always looking for interesting people and projects for case studies and talks. If you have any suggestions, we would  be delighted to hear from you.
Kind regards

Eileen Newbury
National Marketing and Communications Manager
Forest and Wood Products Australia 

Australian Timber Design Awards 2016
Year on year the number and quality of entries to the Australian Timber Design Awards, makes it more  challenging to narrow it down to just a handful of finalists. The grand-prix winner for the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards went to JAWSARCHITECTS for Three Capes Track Cabins. We take the opportunity to congratulate all winners and runners-up and invite you to explore the full list for each of the Award’s categories. Discover More
Dangerous Designs – new competition welcoming you to the pointy edge of design
The Dangerous Designs competition is open to all design professionals, enthusiasts and students, who can submit their entries in one of the 4 that encompass practically every type of design, cash prizes, a People’s Sur(prize) and commercialisation opportunities – this is a must enter for both aspiring and practising designers. Are you up for the challenge?

Leading names join Dangerous Designs judging panel
We are delighted to announce the first five judges for Dangerous Designs; Dylan Brady, Director, Decibel Architects | Peter Maddison, Maddison Architects and Host of Grand Designs Australia | Linda Nathan, Editor, Australian Wood Review Magazine | Brian Parkes, CEO, Jam Factory, Adelaide and Kate St James, Editor In Chief, Universal ​Magazines.​
Mainstream Media headlines on Tall Timber’s future
When stories about mass timber construction systems and tall timber buildings gain national media coverage, it’s a sure sign of an emerging trend.
Discover more.
New fire test reports
Download free test reports covering timber flooring, lining and fire-rated timber building elements (systems) - these reports relate to requirements of the building code.
Discover more.

NEW WOODSOLUTIONS archi : talk video
Meet Peter Maddison
A fascinating insight into the thoughts and design philosophy of award-winning architect and Host of Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison.
View the video

RMIT Student Accommodation - a study in wood
Richard Middleton Architects (RMA) used a broad palette of materials to create a stunning timber framed common area and a 5-star Green star design rating.
Study the project here
Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility
Inspired by the Eureka Stockade, this bold geometric design by k20 Architecture is winning applauses from all sides.
Kick off your reading here
Thermowood House – a dark design
Deep in a Polish forest, this striking structure by architects Teź Architekci makes a bold statement.
Explore here

Hytte Årsund - a reflective response
Modules interlock, overlooking a Norwegian fjord, to form this beautiful and welcoming holiday cabin.
Get away from it all here

Review: New Wood Architecture in Scandinavia
A comprehensive overview of the use of timber in construction throughout the five Scandinavian countries.
Read the review here
Review: Buildings in Wood
Buildings in Wood: The History and Traditions of Architecture’s Oldest Building Material is arguably the most comprehensive and exquisite book on timber design you will ever read.
Discover history here

It's set to be a busy October with events for building designers, landscape architects, architects, building surveyors, engineers, manufacturers and builders, taking place across the country. If you are attending any of these events, make sure to stop by our WoodSolutions stand.
Building Designers Australia Conference – Designing for the 21st Century
With a reputable line-up of speakers the Conference is set to anchor you in the present and project you into the future of the built environment.
When: 30 Sep – 3 Oct
Where: Gold Coast, QLD

Click to view details
Designing, specifying and building timber structures
Learn the hard facts and simple solutions you must know to maximise the performance of timber.
When: October 6
Where: Brisbane

Information and registration
Prefab Australia Conference – Delivering Next Generation Buildings
The Prefab Conference will showcase the best in prefabricated and offsite technology and design, exploring the future of the built environment.
When: October, 10 – 12
Where: Sydney, NSW
Read more details here
AIBS WA Conference – Evolution Not Revolution
A great opportunity for continuous education, each day of the Conference is worth 5.5 CPD Points.
When: October, 20 - 21
Where: Perth, WA
Download the conference program here
Property Congress
The Property Congress is a well-rounded event, featuring property leaders and business experts leading the way in innovation.
When: October, 20 – 22 
Where: Hamilton Island, QLD

View more details here
Design, Engineer and Build: Mid-rise Timber Buildings
Timber Queensland are organising a 1 day event on how to design, engineer and build, mid-rise timber buildings. Find out how European innovations in CLT are impacting Australia’s building industry.
When: October, 25
Where: Brisbane, QLD
Click here to view the program 
WoodSolutions Seminar - Residential Timber Framing
If you design, specify, install or inspect timber framing, decorative timber and connections for residential projects, this is a must-attend event. Listen to the industry leaders and architects to be inspired, ensure your Residential Building knowledge is up-to-date.
When: October 26
Where: Bankstown, NSW
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The four-day program will include a Research Summit, Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards and a host of public and industry tours, exhibitions, city activations, screenings and talks.
When: October 27 - 30
Where: Canberra, ACT
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Renovate & Build Sydney Homeshow
This year’s Homeshow promises to bring more than 250 of Australia’s premier suppliers all under one roof.
When: October 28 - 30
Where: Sydney, NSW
Read more details
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