Adventurous UQ students on the right track with durable timber bridge model

TIMBER building materials produced from sustainably-grown local plantations and the benefits this brings to reducing carbon output are the thrusts of a prize-winning project by two University of Queensland civil engineering students. Duncan Hossy and William Webster were awarded Responsible Wood Civil Engineering prizes for excellence in timber design for two bridges at the Brisbane Valley Adventure Rail Trail. The…

Sustainable products trends, trademarks, and declarations

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar will cover the…

On the Cusp…

New product launch taken from the Cusp CLT website! CLTP Tasmania has officially launched the world’s first hardwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) today, along with their new brand – Cusp Building Solutions. The website cusp.com.au is now live ahead of their launch event, which is being held in Hobart on 29th June. Cusp CLT is made from Tasmanian Plantation Oak…

Alzamora Group: A Green Revolution with PEFC

As featured by PEFC International Alzamora Group, a leading Spanish cardboard packaging manufacturer, has recently celebrated the second year of its LatCub packaging solution. The revolutionary renewable, biodegradable and fully recyclable cardboard packaging replaces the plastic ring-pull and shrink-wrap around beverage cans. This new sustainable packaging solution is produced without any plastic or tape and offers brands extensive advertising opportunities. The…

Building for our planet – how architects can help combat climate change

As featured by PEFC International Did you know that building and construction work accounts for 39% of energy-related CO2 emissions? Architects and those working in the construction sector have the power to change this. They play a key role in combatting climate change by shifting to sustainable construction. Concrete and steel are among the most frequently used construction materials. But they emit high amounts of…

Responsible Wood to host responsible products trends, trademarks, and declarations webinar

Product trends, trademarks, and declarations webinar scheduled for 12.30pm until 1.30pm Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  Building with certified wood is brilliant for the planet, our health, and the economy. In addition, buying locally certified wood reduces our carbon footprint and supports local communities connected to sustainable forest management. Join Responsible Wood as we host a special webinar with thinkstep-anz examining…

Getting to nub of biophilics at Timber Hub

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News QUEENSLAND’S Timber Hub office in Brisbane was the perfect venue to talk to interior design students about wood and biophilics, the practice of connecting people and nature within built environments and communities. Allied to the WoodSolutions technical program, Timber Queensland last week hosted two groups of TAFE diploma of building design…

PEFC International launches ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ Photo Contest

As featured by PEFC International Launched to celebrate Earth Day, the ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ Photo Contest is back! For the fifth time, we are inviting professional and amateur photographers to submit their best forest photos, for the chance to become the 2021 PEFC Photographer of the Year. Colourful trees, forest landscapes, children playing, people working or animals living in the…