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Developers Take Timber Buildings to New Heights

Timber is making a major comeback with developers and builders embracing the centuries old building material. In a recent post the convenience of timber construction was discussed citing a Campbelltown site where 4 apartment towers are being built with almost

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Fraser Coast Council Choose Timber for Projects

Fraser Coast Council in Queensland has become the first in the state to adopt a policy that encourages wood and timber in its construction projects. The council says it will now consider using responsibly sourced wood preferably for construction  material

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SA’s First Timber Apartment Building Under Construction

South Australia is getting its first timber apartment building, which is already under construction. The building is only the second Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) multi-level apartment to be built in Australia. The laminated timber panels are prefabricated in a factory

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Benefits of CLT Concrete Highlighted

According to recent American research, timber-concrete composite construction systems can meet the same quality standards and structural performance as traditional construction methods. Since 2013 the researchers have been considering using a hybrid concrete timber structure for skyscrapers. It took 3 years

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Code Change Allows for Mid-Rise Timber Buildings

A change in the national construction code will allow local builders to build mid-rise timber buildings. The regulator is lifting current heavy restrictions on timber buildings which could see a new market for maximum 8 storey high wooden residential developments

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Are We Ready for Timber Skyscrapers?

According to a post on www.thefifthestate.com.au the era of the timber skyscraper is at hand, with researchers at UK’s Cambridge University delivering a plan for an 80 storey high timber skyscraper to London mayor, Boris Johnson. The 300 metre tall timber

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Tasmanian Timber Industry Challenged

Associate Professor Greg Nolan from the University of Tasmania says there are big opportunities for prefabricated timber products for high rise buildings. The professor highlighted that European and American builders were already using prefabricated timber products to build high rise

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