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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...

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...

Busting the Bamboo Con
Business
Wednesday February 17 2016

Busting the Bamboo Con

You’ve all heard it. Most of you have likely bought it. Guaranteed, you’ve seen advertising or marketing or TV ads promoting this amazing ‘bamboo fabric’ or...

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...