Transforming the timber construction
industry in Australia

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The Future Timber Hub, funded by the Australian Research Council, is Australia's leading timber research collaboration bringing together experts from industry, government, and academia who are committed to the future development of tall timber buildings in the Pacific region. The Hub is an interdisciplinary partnership between the University of Queensland, the Queensland State Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Arup, Hyne Timber, Lendlease, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), Scion NZ, Griffith University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Canterbury.

 

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3 days 10 hours ago

Timber, a material with a bundle of challenges, all worth it

One of our Chief Investigators of the Future Timber Hub (Dr Paola Leardini, School of Architecture, University of Queensland) was a panellist at the recent Brisbane Open House Event - Tall Timber Buildings & Taking on Climate Change. This event was open to the public and displayed 25 King Street, which is inspired by the environmental benefits and versatility of timber and showcases timber from roof to floor. The 9-storey plus ground superstructure utilises a combination of revolutionary engineered Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) and glulam (glue laminated timber). It is the tallest timber office building in Australia, if not the world.

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