“Winter bulletin looks to the Next Generation…”

Meet the prize-winning University of Queensland students who are leading the way in timber design.

In this, a special 24-page edition of the Bulletin, Responsible Wood covers the stories of Duncan Hossey, William Webster, Simin Louei and Dylan Francis who together are recipients of the Responsible Wood Civil Engineering Prize for Excellence in Timber Design.

Reflecting on the latest edition, Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer Jason Ross is encouraged by growing interest in forest certification amongst tomorrow’s leaders.

“The next generation of leaders demand more from their building materials as time goes on and the industry grows and changes.”

“Responsible Wood, and forest certification has terrific cut-through, with specifiers increasingly aware of the importance of green credentials.”

“The challenge for the forests industry is to therefore implement sustainable practices, certification schemes and so far as practicable, invest in innovation and digitisation.”

In March 2021, Timber Queensland’s ‘Timber Hub’ became the second project in Australia to be certified as Responsible Wood certified under AS 4707.

“More than 90% of all timber sourced for the project were sourced from suppliers with Responsible Wood Chain of Custody certification,” Mr Ross said.

Responsible Wood is a co-tenant of the ‘Timber Hub’ with the project launch coinciding with the Timber Queensland’s ‘Doing Timber Business in Queensland’ symposium.

In addition, the Bulletin covers the latest developments from PEFC Members Week, the Experience Forests, Experience PEFC photo contest, Responsible Wood’s recent outreach in Tasmania, the launch of the 2021 Richard Stanton Award and the fallout from the 2020 Responsible Wood Small Grants Program.

To read about these stories and more, please click here to download the Responsible Wood Bulletin.