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timberbiz -7 days ago

Young Queensland engineer wins with timber panels research

A Queensland Government timber engineer has been recognised at the Australian Young Researchers’ Conference for research that will save timber manufacturers time, money and resources. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said Adam Faircloth, a timber engineer with the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture & Fisheries (DAF) Forestry Research team ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Borg has EPA approval for wood residue recovery

Borg Manufacturing has received EPA approval to implement an Urban Wood Residue recovery process. The EPA exemption allows Borg to recover a range of raw materials from other businesses, including softwood offcuts (included treated pine), LVL and glulam offcuts and, wood pallets and crates. Source: Timberbiz In NSW collection facilities have been established at Oberon, St Mary’s and Somersby on ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Tech design guide for mid rise timber building

The increasing use of timber building systems in mid-rise construction is creating a demand for engineering and design professionals familiar with their requirements. The new WoodSolutions Technical Design Guide, Mid-rise Timber Building Structural Engineering has been written to address this need by providing structural engineers with the information they require to confidently design a mid-rise ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

TDA hosts 2-day CLT and mill tour

Finding 20 of Australia’s leading architects, engineers, builders and developers in a Tumbarumba plantation forest, in the heart of the Forestry Corporation of NSW softwood pine plantations is not an everyday sight. But with as they increasing look to timber, Tumbarumba and the twin cities of Albury-Wodonga play important roles in building and construction. Source: Timberbiz Hosted by the Timber...

USFS -2 months ago

Prototyping a passively self-centering cross-laminated timber rocking wall system: analytical and experimental investigation

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) garners international interest with increasingly taller wood structures built of robust, rigid panels. For seismic resilience of multistory platform construction, this study prototypes a CLT rocking wall system with an elliptical boundary profile. Curvilinear cuts to the load-bearing edges of a rectangular CLT panel produce smoother lateral response to earthquakes, wit...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Hundegger announces new regional manager NZ

Hundegger Australasia has announced the appointment of Benedikt (Ben) Buerschgens to the position of regional manager – New Zealand. The expansion of Hundegger machinery in Australia and New Zealand over the past 18 months, including the frame and truss segment, prefabrication, glulam and other mass timber applications has led Hundegger to make this strategic decision to support their valued...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Responsible Wood director presents at annual US SFI conference

Responsible Wood director Australian Mark Thomson was invited to present to the 2019 Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) annual conference in Virginia, USA. Source: Timberbiz Mr Thomson said that the first sign of a unique conference experience appeared, when he checked into the conference hotel and was issued hotel key card with a colourful image of a log cross section and the caption ‘better...

timberbiz -2 months ago

CLT bucks trend in construction slowdown

Södra is adding another shift at its facility for cross-laminated timber in Värö and doubling capacity. Production commenced at the facility two months ago and the number of inquiries is continuously increasing according to the company. Source: Timberbiz “The industry has understood that wooden structural systems entail sustainable and efficient construction,” said Urban Blomster, Business ...

timberbiz -3 months 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 -3 months 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 -3 months 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 months 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...

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