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Proud finalists

Vekta Automation were recently proud to announce that they had been selected as finalists in the 2017 WA Telstra Business Awards. The Telstra Business Awards has just reached its 25th year, aiming to recognise small and medium businesses, and for 2017 received over...
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Austrian Industry Seminars on Structural Timber Construction

Thanks to its rich and sustainably managed timber resources, Austria has built up extensive expertise in timber construction methods and materials. With the recent surge in construction of tall timber buildings in Australia, Austrian companies have become pivotal...
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ASH will be joining the CFMEU Rally

ASH will be joining the CFMEU to Rally on Tuesday the 21st March. All branded trucks are encouraged to park on the foot path in front of Parliament House at 10:00am. Trucks with windows, staircases, furniture, wrapped packs of timber, etc - are all encouraged to come...
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Modular living

A Melbourne entrepreneur thinks outside the box by building within it Mechanical engineer David Nicolaides was on the hunt for a new career following the closure of the Holden plant in Port Melbourne. He decided to combine his skillsets of engineering and property...
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Better benefits

TABMA helps members grow their business. The Timber and Building Materials Association (TABMA) represents timber and building material merchants, suppliers, manufacturers, frame and truss fabricators, wholesalers and timber importers. TABMA’s aim is to help members...
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Global standards

Facilitating international trade of wood with ISO standards By Clare Naden Where would we be without wood? In 2015 alone, we humans consumed a whopping 310 million cubic metres of softwood lumber and 130 million cubic metres of hardwood lumber, totalling USD 129...
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Metsa Wood launches Open Source Wood

A pioneering open innovation project to accelerate growth in large scale wood construction, Metsa Wood's Open Source Wood initiative is a call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about large-scale,...

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Building breakthrough

World’s first building made from hardwood cross-laminated Tulipwood opens in UK. Maggie’s Oldham, the world’s first building made from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK. Designed by dRMM Architects and supported by the American Hardwood...

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VicForests 2017 Resource Outlook

VicForests has released its 2017 Resource Outlook which forecasts the amount of high quality timber that can be commercially supplied from state forests in eastern Victoria on a sustainable basis. Nathan Trushell, acting CEO VicForests, says the Resource Outlook is...

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Young blood

Encouraging more young people into the industry is crucial to its survival – but where to start? Unlike many other more glamorous industries, the timber industry is not often considered as a career option for young people today. But the survival of the industry...

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Where Munich meets Melbourne

Just like a crisp, golden pint of fine beer, traditional Bavarian bier hall architecture often mirrors the warm, honeyed tones of the popular beverage by using natural woods to create a feeling of cosiness and intimacy. Echoing this sentiment perfectly is the Hophaus...

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Timber transforms Maryborough icon

Industry welcomes progress toward timber constructed fire station The peak state body for the timber industry has welcomed the announcement by the treasurer, Curtis Pitt, that a new fire station in Maryborough is progressing toward construction using Queensland grown...

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Proud finalists

Vekta Automation were recently proud to announce that they had been selected as finalists in the 2017 WA Telstra Business Awards. The Telstra Business Awards has just reached its 25th year, aiming to recognise small and medium businesses, and for 2017 received over...

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Natural capital

$2m project to help put a dollar value on forest and farmland environmental benefits A collaborative research project will help industries put an economic value on the environmental benefits they offer using a system known as Natural Capital Accounting. An initiative...

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Engineered timber is King

Start of construction for the world’s tallest engineered timber office building. Acting Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad and Impact Investment Group joined Lendlease in Brisbane on June 22 to celebrate the launch of what’s set to be the...

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About face

Visually striking and great for the planet, timber cladding is enjoying its heyday. If you want your home or business to stand out from the crowd, using a natural product like timber cladding is the perfect way to create a unique and stunning façade that will offer...

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Aussie man is king of the world

Brad De Losa crowned champion of champions in Germany Australian Stihl Timbersports® powerhouse Brad De Losa from Lithgow, NSW, has reclaimed his title of champion of champions at the world’s toughest logger sports duel, the Stihl Timbersports® Champions Trophy, in...

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Does your timber floor pass?

One of the most important timber flooring issues is quality assurance – an issue is probably not as highly valued as it should be. Normally this only comes into play after a timber floor is laid and there is a problem with it. At this stage it’s too late to easily fix...

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Smooth Operators

Quality, innovation, knowledge and experience set Hermes at the head of the pack. When you think of smooth, perfect surfaces, sandpaper may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but its inclusion in the finishing process is instrumental to the many products you...

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Forests in the Sky

Remote sensing advances to cut costs, increase speed and usher in virtual reality. New technological tools harnessing the power of remote sensing to make it quicker, easier and cheaper to measure forest inventory will soon be unveiled – and in future could potentially...

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Captain of Industry

Peter Taylor has faced countless setbacks over the past few decades, but his dogged determination has seen him build a true Australian success story. Peter Taylor, CEO of the Multinail Group, has quite the story to tell. He has been at the forefront of the nail plate...

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How timber puts money in the bank

In a construction market where budgets are forever under pressure, the use of timber materials in combination with offsite construction approaches can be a genuine silver bullet for astute builders. Richard Smith, Associate Director of MBMpl says where timber wins...

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Love your work

Embracing new opportunities has led Nicky Woodward to a rewarding and successful career. Nicky Woodward, software testing and support manager at Pryda Australia, has been in the industry for 21 years and she still loves what she does. Woodward began her career with...

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