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Tuesday June 25, 2019

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Is Timber the Answer to Green Building?
Green
Wednesday June 12 2019

Is Timber the Answer to Green Building?

“Wood is the only building material that helps tackle climate change.”

Buildings Which Give You a Positive Frame of Mind
Commercial
Tuesday March 26 2019

Buildings Which Give You a Positive Frame of Mind

When visitors enter the three-storey Library at the Dock building at Melbourne’s Docklands for the first time, many respond to the building’s natural elements such as...

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...

The Hidden Things You Can’t Always See: Termites
Residential
Thursday April 20 2017

The Hidden Things You Can’t Always See: Termites

The unfortunate truth about termites is that it is often too late when you find them.

Councils Decide: Wood is Better
Structural
Thursday February 9 2017

Councils Decide: Wood is Better

In May 2015, the Municipal Association of Vic endorsed Latrobe City’s Wood Encouragement Policy.

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...

Canada’s Wood Tower a Game-changer for Construction
Technology
Tuesday June 21 2016

Canada’s Wood Tower a Game-changer for Construction

A student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia could set a new precedent for wooden towers in Canada.

Forestry Strategy Needed to Meet Global Demand
Environment
Wednesday May 25 2016

Forestry Strategy Needed to Meet Global Demand

ustralia's forestry and wood products sector requires more investment and planning if it is to take advantage of growing global demand for fibre, paper and packaging,...

London’s Skyline Could Soon Host Towers Made of Timber
Technology
Thursday April 21 2016

London’s Skyline Could Soon Host Towers Made of Timber

The UK capital could soon add timber high-rises to its skyline courtesy of an architectural concept produced by researchers from Cambridge University for submission to the Mayor...