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WoodSolutions InFocus is a video series that brings you new insights into Ausytralia's forest and wood products industry.

Forestry is often criticised by people wh are unaware of how the industry actually functions. The videos will feature industry representatives to connect with the audience on a more personal level. They will also aim to present and introduce more complex information related to all stages of the forestry supply chain, in plain language.

Topics such as hardwood and softwood plantations and forests, prefabrication, future wood tech, wood science, how timber is helping rural economies and others will be delved into in the videos ranging between 8 – 13 minutes.

The Art and Science of Growing Wood

In The Art and Science of Growing Wood  you’ll discover that growing trees and producing timber is a complex, finely tuned process, involving everything from genetics to the latest sensor technology.

How It's Made: Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

In this episode of WoodSolutions InFocus Laurence visits a factory which produces Laminated Veneer Lumber to see how it is made. Laminated Veneer Lumber, or LVL, is an engineered wood product commonly used in the Australian construction industry. With a very high strength to weight ratio, LVL can handle significant loads and is often used instead of steel.

How do we produce softwood?

In this episode of WoodSolutions InFocus Laurence visits a softwood plantation and sawmill to learn more about how structural softwood is produced. Structural softwood is a commodity building material used in the construction of everything from detached houses to mid-rise buildings. For more information about wood, wood products, and how to design and build with wood systems make sure to visit our website at www.woodsolutions.com.au or get in touch today. Special thanks to: Michael Swanson, AKD Jo Foster, AKD Mark Howe, AKD

How It's Made: Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)

In this episode of WoodSolutions InFocus Laurence visits a factory which produces cross laminated timber, or CLT. CLT is an engineered timber product that is quickly growing in popularity in the construction industry. With two-way action and high tolerance of shear forces, CLT panels can generally be used instead of concrete, saving huge amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. Here, Laurence sees how CLT is produced and learns more about the quality checks involved in the manufacturing process.

Special thanks to: Tyson Infanti, XLam, Colin Stone, XLam, Aaron McKenna, XLam, Craig Slade, XLam

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