Game-Changer for Timber Application on Building Projects

A WORLD-first building information modelling program used by Hyne Timber on their glue laminated timber (GLT) range for the design and construction industry has won the coveted Richard Stanton Award for Excellence in 2018.

Liliane Kao accepts the award on behalf of Hyne Timber

The award and trophy, presented  in Brisbane at the annual general meeting of Responsible Wood on Tuesday the 23rd of October 2018, recognises the life of a man who was devoted to the forest industry in Australia and internationally.

Hyne Timber’s building information modelling (BIM) is a state-of-the-art modelling software that allows the company to use digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of timber to model physical assets; using the IT software to map out projects in order to provide assistance to decision makers on projects.

A key advantage of the software, BIM provides ongoing storage of information relating to maintenance, certification and warranties to assist with ongoing asset management post construction.

No company anywhere in the world has developed a BIM system for GLT that meets AS/NZS BIM standards

Maryborough Fire Station Architect, Kim Baber using BIM

Identifying an opportunity, the Hyne Timber Marketing Team, in coordination with the UQ Centre for Future Timbers, has developed a BIM system for the state government’s Maryborough Fire Station project, where Hyne Timber is the project proponent featuring Responsible Wood certified timber.

The BIM software has been used in the extensive stakeholder engagement to communicate with the community about the project.

The software is a potential game-changer for timber application across all projects, specifically in the commercial sector.

The Responsible Wood AGM, held at the UQ Centre for Future Timbers, re-elected Dr Hans Drielsma AM, as chairman and introduced new directors Willie van Niekerk general manager, Green Triangle, OneFortyOne Plantations, and Patrizia Torelli, CEO Australasian Furnishing Association.

Retiring directors are Colin Fitzpatrick, CEO, TABMA Australia, David West, group manager stewardship HQPlantations, and Alison Carmichael, executive manager, Skills Impact

Continuing as directors on the board are Craig Smith, national divisional assistant secretary, CFMMEU (manufacturing division), Nathan Trushell, CEO, Vicforests, Mark Thomson, architect, Eco-Effective Solutions, Katie Fowden, strategic relations manager, Hyne Timber, and Judy Alexander, managing director, Foresa Consulting.