Mass tim­ber meets tim­ber frame in North Amer­ica pro­mo­tion

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIAN AR­CHI­TECTS, en­gi­neers and de­vel­op­ers will see some of Canada’s most ad­vanced tim­ber build­ings – both en­gi­neered tim­bers and tim­ber framed – in a study tour that is be­ing co-or­gan­ised by FWPA and will also in­clude fac­tory visits.

Aus­tralian build­ing pro­fes­sion­als will see some of the world’s most ad­vanced tim­ber projects and meet some of the in­spi­ra­tional peo­ple be­hind them in a study tour of North Amer­ica/Canada this July.

The itin­er­ary will in­clude com­pleted build­ings and those still un­der con­struc­tion.

The group will also visit fac­to­ries pro­duc­ing cross-lam­i­nated tim­ber, and nail lam­i­nated tim­ber, a prod­uct made of lay­ers of lam­i­na­tions of wood, all with the grain laid par­al­lel and nailed to­gether.

The tour will be co-hosted by Eileen New­bury, pro­gram man­ager of WoodSo­lu­tions – an FWPA-owned brand that pro­motes and pro­vides in­for­ma­tion to fa­cil­i­tate the use of tim­ber in build­ings – and An­drew Dunn, a tim­ber en­gi­neer and CEO of the Tim­ber De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion NSW.

Eileen said the tour not only gave build­ing pro­fes­sion­als an op­por­tu­nity to learn, but gave the in­dus­try an op­por­tu­nity to en­gage closely with them and de­velop an even bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of their con­cerns and ar­eas of in­ter­est.

■ Eileen New­bury

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