2018: The recentlylaunched showcase midrise timber building, a brilliant innovative educational tool, will benefit Australia’s construction and forestry industries by demonstrating the extraordinary capacity of timber as a sustainable, renewable and versatile building resource.
Housed within the Carpentry School at the Holmesglen Institute, the WoodSolutions midrise demo superbly shows the structural, fire, and acoustic systems typically seen in midrise multi-residential timber buildings around the world.
The structure is representative of a section taken out of a seven-storey timber tower, with the ground floor representing the first two floors of a real building, the middle representing the middle three floors, and the top showing the systems typically seen in the top two-storeys.
2015: Australian Paper and Planet Ark are calling on Australian businesses and Government to close the recycling loop by making the switch to Australian made recycled paper.
While 76% of Australian businesses recycle paper, only one in six reams of new paper purchased contains recycled content.
Australian Paper is partnering with Planet Ark to encourage businesses to make the switch to locally made, recycled office and printing papers. The Make it Australian Recycled partnership aims to increase recycling of office paper, reduce Australian waste paper going to landfill and increase demand for locally made, high-recycled content paper in business and government.
2010: AUSTRALIA’S peak engineered wood body has alerted Victorian timber traders, specifiers and end-users that an imported structural plywood product on the market has failed Australian standards and has exhibited gross delamination.
The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia sounded the warning on the non-compliant bracing plywood to prevent its use in structural applications.
An inspection of the imported plywood material has shown firstly that the plywood is unbranded with any reference to the Australian standard and secondly, it exhibits gross glueline failure and delamination.