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Responsible Wood Marketing and Communication Officer Jason Ross has been appointed as a judge of the 2022 BDAA National Design Awards – entries are now open.
The BDAA National Design Awards is one of Australia’s most prestigious building design awards, showcasing the best building designs across 29 distinct categories and announced at a deluxe gala dinner set to take place on the 29th of October 2022 in Melbourne.
The Building Design Association of Australia (The BDAA) is Australia’s leading National Peak Body representing residential, commercial, and industrial building designers, architects, landscape architects, thermal performance assessors and design students.
For more information about The BDAA please visit www.bdaa.com.au.
This year’s awards program will feature a myriad of design generic categories in all sizes and price ranges – see a full list of award program guidelines here.
Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross, who has a background in building and construction, is thrilled to participate in the judging process, noting the role of certified-timber in achieving sustainability and circularity in the built-environment.
“Timber is the ultimate building material; it is the ultimate renewable.”
“However, the sustainability of timber can only be verified through the sustainable management of the forest and monitored for conformity through the supply chain.”
“That’s what Responsible Wood is all about, we are third party certification system, with more than 300 suppliers carrying formal-claims through the timber-supply chain.”
“I look forward to judging entries across the full spectrum of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, providing BDAA members and stakeholders with the information they need to carry Responsible Wood-claims through the supply chain,” Mr Ross said.
In early August 2022, Responsible Wood and the BDAA were announced as partners in the Wood You Like to Know extravaganza August 24-25 in Melbourne.
Click here to book tickets.
Titled ‘Wood You Like to Know’, it aligns with the Ultimate Renewable theme promoting timber as “undeniably the most sustainable building material to be specified and used across all building applications and classes”.
Responsible Wood-certified Weathertex National Marketing Manager Vanda Correia said the event – sponsored by the Building Designers Association of Australia, Responsible Wood, WoodSolutions, Sculptform and FWPA’s The Ultimate Renewable initiative, would provide ground-breaking information regarding the state of this nation’s sustainable timber industry, offering timely viewpoints and compelling presentations from experts in this field.
Highlights will be presentations by the Green Building Council of Australia, Global Green Tag, Industry Edge, the Forest and Wood Products Association and Planet Ark.
Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer Jason Ross has been announced as the master of ceremonies for the second day.
In February 2022, Responsible Wood was recognised as part of the Green Building Council of Australia’s new Responsible Products Framework.
The new framework, which provides guidance for all building materials used in Green Star projects will apply to all new Green Star Rating Tools published by the GBCA and is an important component of the circular economy.
“The Responsible Products Framework provides a new definition for responsible products, it recognises schemes like Responsible Wood which have a positive environmental impact, are transparent, respect human rights, and take action to reduce carbon content,” Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer Jason Ross said.
“Our new 2021 standard for Sustainable Forest Management has been assessed highly favourably and is amongst the world’s leading standards for sustainable forest management.”
If you want to attend, you can register for an ‘ultimate package’ for $99 which includes the two-day program and kicks off with a morning or afternoon session on 24 August at the Holmesglen Institute.
Attendees will be eligible for up to 8 CPD points recognised by the BDAA as well as a day conference on 25 August at the stunning Sculptform Design Studio. The event rounds off with a VIP cocktail function where participants will have the opportunity to meet Adam Dovile, the industry’s new Ambassador for Wood.
You can register here.