Master Builders: Chain of Custody vital

‘Responsible Wood Timber Feature, page 62 of Master Builder Victoria April-May 2019 Responsible Wood is Australia’s largest forest certification scheme. As it stands more than 11.4 million hectares of defined forest are covered by the scheme, with more than 250 businesses involved in Responsible Wood’s Chain of Custody scheme. The Chain of Custody scheme encompasses timber processes, merchants and retailers. Responsible…

‘Responsible Wood’ featured extensively in new national marketing campaign

Billboards, Newspapers, Magazines targeted as Tasmanian Timber campaign takes shape Tasmanian Timbers are set to feature on the national stage following the launch of a new campaign focusing on forest certification and the sustainability of Tasmanian timber products. And according to Shawn Britton, Chairman of Tasmanian Timber, the Responsible Wood certification scheme is an all important step in demonstrating the…

PEFC, Responsible Wood featured at peak New Zealand wood processors conference

 “Wood manufacturing matters – especially in the regions” was the title of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA) one-day conference held in Christchurch on Thursday, April 4th 2019. And on hand to support the cause, Jason Ross, Responsible Wood’s Marketing and Communication Officer, was busy mixing with New Zealand’s wood processors and manufacturers, promoting the all-important chain of custody…

New Chain of Custody standard amongst highlights at 2019 PEFC Members Meeting

The PEFC International family converged on Geneva, Switzerland to discuss key issues and share experiences as part of the 2019 PEFC Members Meeting. Running from Wednesday April 10th 2019 to Friday April 12th 2019 the meeting provided PEFC members with an ideal opportunity to discuss global impacts on forest certification and emerging trends in forest management and chain of custody…

A Melbourne icon gains a companion

Parliament of Victoria Members’ Annexe The question of extending Melbourne’s iconic Parliament House building to accommodate 102 new offices for parliamentarians and their staff without blocking any views from the existing building and compromising its considerable heritage value was the challenge faced by architects Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design. While the original 1856 parliament house building was a grand…

Exclusive: World Architecture Festival Judge discusses all things Responsible Wood and forest certification

Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer, Jason Ross, sat down with Mark Thomson, Australian representative and judge at the World Architecture Festival – Best Use of Certified Timber, to discuss all things Responsible Wood, PEFC International and forest certification more generally. Mark Thomson: Hi Jason, thank you for agreeing to sit down with me today. First things first, can you…

Responsible Wood featured at major Fire, Wind, Sound conference

“More than 100 delegates participated in the Timber Queensland conference” Fire, Wind and Sound was the talk of the town as Timber Queensland members and delegates converged on the Victoria Park Gold Complex for the latest in Timber Queensland’s seminars. With presentations from the QBCC Technical Standards Unit, the Insurance Australia Group, Queensland Bushfire Planning as well as Multinail, RED…

“Best Use of Certified Timber” – PEFC continues partnership with the World Architecture Festival

Was timber a key material in one of your construction projects? Did you choose wood for its many aesthetic, natural and architectural properties, or simply because it is the only renewable building material? If yes, you can enter your project for a World Architecture Festival prize! For the second time, PEFC is sponsoring the WAF Best Use of Certified Timber…

PEFC, Responsible Wood ‘Chain of Custody’ a trust issue for wood processors

“PEFC Chain of Custody to feature at peak New Zealand wood processors conference” Forest certification is set to be a talking point at the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA) Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday, the 4th of April 2019. And according to Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross, ‘Chain of Custody’ is an important step for the timber supply…