Celebrating construction with timber – Enter your project into the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize!

As featured by PEFC International Timber as a construction material can do so much more than meets the eye. It looks good and is easy to work with, but also brings enormous benefits for our planet. Did you know that global CO2 emissions could be reduced by 31% if builders used wood instead of steel and concrete? To highlight outstanding constructions using…

Regent’s Park Theatre London: timber performs perfectly

As featured by PEFC International Regent’s Park Open AirTheatre in London has used PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) to provide a stunning series of sustainable buildings. Opened in the 1930s, the theatre undertook a re-development project in 2012, using CLT for a series of buildings designed by Haworth Tompkins Architects and erected by Eurban. A new backstage area was built, comprising an office block, dressing…

‘Timber Hub,’ Responsible Wood project certification takes shape

When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to its new office, an opportunity arose for both organisations to create a “Timber Hub” showcasing Responsible Wood certified Queensland timber species to visitors and stakeholders.  Colloquially termed the “Timber Hub,” the office is a knowledge hub for the timber industry in Queensland – with Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood co-locating in a…

Responsible Wood calls for nominations for Richard Stanton Award

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody.  This is the sixth year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia and internationally.  Richard Stanton was CEO and national secretary of Australian Forestry Standard…

Master Builders: Sydney Metro sets benchmark with project certification

Responsible Wood Timber Feature, page 61 of the Master Builder New South Wales magazine The Sydney Metro project, the first fully automated metropolitan rail system in Australia has been featured in the latest Master Builders New South Wales magazine. Stage 1 of the project, the first project in Australia to achieve Responsible Wood project certification, the Sydney Metro Northwest, is…

Big things happening as the Australian Timber Design Awards celebrates its 21st

 Judging of the 2020 Australian Timber Design Awards has commenced with this year’s entries being assessed via an online meeting platform during COVID-19 restrictions. Andrew Dunn, CEO, Timber Development Association, who is organising the national contest, explains in the latest edition of the Timber and Forestry E News: “The awards are celebrating their 21st year – a very special year…

Giving a voice to the people: How forest certification improves lives

As featured by PEFC International Join us next Wednesday for our latest ‘In conversation with…’ webinar! We’ll be joined by Coen van der Veer from Building and Wood Worker’s International (BWI) to discuss how forest certification improves the lives of the people living and working in the forest. The webinar is free to attend and takes place 15 July at 19:00-20:00…

A treasure in the sand dunes

The Mon Repos Turtle Centre is a sight to behold! Dedicated to marine turtle research, protection and education the centre is a must for all that visit Mon Repos.   Welcoming more than 20,000 visitors a season, Mon Repos is home to the largest concentration of marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland.  Indeed, the success of nesting and hatching turtles…

Gympie Bridge hits high note for ingenuity

“Refurbished bridge an important connection point for pedestrians and motorists in Goomboorian” Goomboorian is a rural locality 20km north-east of Gympie. Bordering Goomboorian’s east is the Great Sandy National Park home to hiking trails and the last known coastal emu. For many residents and motorists alike, the Stephan Road Bridge has been a popular stable – with generations of locals…

PEFC calls for feedback!

As featured by PEFC International PEFC is committed to supporting and improving service delivery for our members, certificate holders and stakeholders.  Accordingly, we at PEFC are conducting a short survey to get a deeper understanding of what is relevant and important to you in your business when it comes to forest certification. The survey will run between Tuesday, June 30th 2020…