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Timber the Material of the Future on Multi-Storey Construction
Structural
Tuesday November 28 2017

Timber the Material of the Future on Multi-Storey Construction

In 2013, Melbourne’s Docklands precinct witnessed the opening of Australia’s first modern high-rise building to be constructed out of engineered timber as Lend Lease opened the...

Design Options for Mid-Rise Timber Structures
Residential
Tuesday September 27 2016

Design Options for Mid-Rise Timber Structures

From a design perspective, one of the most significant areas of opportunity which came out of changes to the National Construction Code in 2016 revolves around...

Is Eight Stories High Enough for Timber?
Residential
Friday September 23 2016

Is Eight Stories High Enough for Timber?

The 2016 edition of the National Construction Code allows for offices, hotels and apartment buildings constructed of wood up to an effective height of 25 metres...

Could Composite CLT be the Next Big Thing in Australia?
Green
Wednesday September 7 2016

Could Composite CLT be the Next Big Thing in Australia?

Composite flooring systems consisting of cross laminated timber with reinforced concrete have significant potential for use in multi-storey buildings such as offices, hospitals and schools throughout...

Are Tall Timber Buildings the Way of the Future?
Buildings
Wednesday January 13 2016

Are Tall Timber Buildings the Way of the Future?

As the push to use materials which are friendlier to the environment and safer, faster, easier and less costly to build with gathers pace, a movement...

Boosting Timber Construction One Frame at a Time
Commercial
Friday July 10 2015

Boosting Timber Construction One Frame at a Time

It is a measure of the growing market for timber design and engineering that the Frame Australia conference this year doubled its delegate attendance from the...

The Good, the Green and the Giant of Timber Buildings
Green
Tuesday December 2 2014

The Good, the Green and the Giant of Timber Buildings

Engineered wood is fast becoming a popular structural material for tall timber buildings.

Timber Buildings Could Rise to 25 Metres
Commercial
Wednesday November 26 2014

Timber Buildings Could Rise to 25 Metres

Timber buildings up to 25 metres tall could be a reality in Australia if a proposal under development comes to fruition, media reports say.

Managing the Fire Risks of Timber Frame Structures
Structural
Wednesday November 19 2014

Managing the Fire Risks of Timber Frame Structures

Modern timber frame structures have superb environment credentials, are quick and easy to build and durable, but managing fire risks can be complex.