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timberbiz -6 days ago

New book shows how EU can reduce emissions

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI Bois) is calling on politicians to put wood at the centre of plans to reduce emissions and achieve zero carbon targets. CEI Bois has released a new publication, Wood: Building the Bioeconomy, which shows how the EU can reduce emissions by using low carbon, renewable, biological alternatives such as timber over high carbon materials suc...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Glulam – Long, strong and reliable

Timber Queensland is holding a seminar titled Glulam Timber: Long, Strong & Reliable on 19 November at the Victoria Park Gold Club in Herston Queensland. This is an opportunity to hear engineering, architecture and certification experts give practical advice for using glulam to deliver on impressive and cost effective projects. Source: Timberbiz This is a half day seminar starting at 2.30pm wi...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Tours of XLam Wodonga and Hyne Tumbarumba

XLam and Hyne Timber are offering a CLT plant and mill tour from 27-28 November 2019 for building design professionals including architects, developers, engineers, certifiers and cost planners. The two-day event will go behind the scenes at XLam’s CLT plant and Hyne’s Tumbarumba sawmill. Source: Timberbiz The tour will start in Sydney and travel south to Wodonga where the tour of XLam’s plan...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Winners announced for Australian Timber Design 2019

The Annual Australian Timber Design Award winners for 2019 were announced recently in Melbourne and fitzpatrick + partners claimed first prize for their stunning Castlecrag home aptly named The Seed House. Source: Timberbiz The Seed House blends in seamlessly with the surrounding bushland typical of Castlecrag, floating on a steep, rocky overhang that juts out into Middle Harbour. This warm and ch...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Stirling new hardwood CLT plant for Tasmania

A brand new, purpose-built plantation hardwood CLT plant will be constructed in Tasmania’s north-west industrial centre of Wynyard, due to be completed before the end of the year. Stirling Machinery was selected by CLTP Tasmania to supply state-of-the-art machines for stage 1 of the project. Source: Timberbiz This new partnership will deliver commercially available hardwood cross laminated timbe...

Forest Sweden -1 month ago

Rewarded for research on cross-laminated timber

– The appreciation is a highlight for me, says Gerhard Schickhofer. Today, Monday 7 October, he will receive the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for research and knowledge transfer behind cross-laminated timber, CLT. / MWP...

timberbiz -1 month ago

London Design Fair a showcase of Swedish wood

The London Design Fair which was on from 18–22 September, saw Swedish designers showcase their designs in a temple-like Swedish pavilion clad in factory-finished white oiled Swedish pine. The pavilion was the work of architectural practice Förstberg Ling, in collaboration with Svensk Form Syd – Form/Design Center and the industry organisation Swedish Wood. Source: Timberbiz “At last year’...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Approval for CLT office in Fremantle – a first for WA

Approval has been given to Harris Jenkins Architects for an office tower to be built from CLT. It will be located adjacent to the Kings Square development in the heart of the Fremantle CBD, this six storey building plus roof terrace will be Western Australia’s first CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) Office Building. Sources: Timberbiz, Architecture AU It features a number of other cutting edge susta...

timberbiz -2 months ago

World Green Building report highlights potential of Australian timber

A new report by the World Green Building Council (WGBC) has highlighted the huge potential of timber product building solutions to reduce emissions in Australia’s built environment. Source: Timberbiz The report, Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront, says renewable timber products will play a key role in meeting ambitious goals of reducing carbon emissions in the built environment by 40% in 2030 and ...

RELADEFA -2 months ago

¿CÓMO DEFORESTAR Y NO IR A LA CÁRCEL? LAS AUTORIZACIONES DE CAMBIO DE USO Y DESBOSQUE EN EL PERÚ - Che Piu

¿Cómo deforestar y no ir a la cárcel? Las autorizaciones de cambio de uso y desbosque en el Perú.Hugo Che Piu DezaPresidente de DARMiembro de la RELADEFAAhora que estamos todos preocupados por las quemas y los incendios forestales en la Amazonía, solemos pensar que está prohibido deforestar, es decir, eliminar la cobertura forestal de un bosque natural. Sin embargo, el marco legal peruano si...

USFS -2 months ago

Development of a smart timber bridge (phase III): moisture and strain sensor investigation for historic covered bridges

Nationwide, bridges are deteriorating at a rate faster than they can be rehabilitated and maintained. This has resulted in a search for new methods to rehabilitate, repair, manage, and construct bridges. As a result, structural health monitoring and smart structure concepts have emerged to help improve bridge management. In the case of timber bridges, however, a limited amount of research as been ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

PFT promotes agroforestry in Tasmania direct to landowners

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) took a proactive approach to promoting agroforestry and the Tasmanian private forestry sector with a forum Market Opportunities for the Northern Tasmania Private Forest Sector which was held on 3 July 2019. Source: Timberbiz Penny Wells, CEO for PFT opened the event in front of the 75 attendees that came from a variety of backgrounds including politicians, farmers, f...

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