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1 year 4 months ago

Timber Queensland’s 2019 AGM was hosted at the ARC Future Timber Hub at UQ

The main focus of the Timber Queensland Board was responding to regional opportunities and technical innovations ahead for the State’s $3.2 billion forest and timber industry. A broad representation of Directors were elected.

Timber Queensland Chair Mr Paul Bidwell said the incoming Board visited the Future Timber Hub’s structural engineering and fire laboratories where experts from industry, government, and academia are collaborating to develop the skills, knowledge and resources to foster future growth of tall timber buildings.

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1 year 5 months ago

Increasing the awareness of engineered timber in fire testing

On the 1 November 2019 fire testing took place at the Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) Qld Fire & Rescue Academy, located at the Port of Brisbane, for the ARC Future Timber Hub Project “Exploring the self-extinguishment mechanism of engineered timber in full-scale compartment fires”.  

Industry were invited to witness this test for the first time and included engineers from Arup, Core Engineering, EWP, Holmes Fire, Omnii, Red Fire Engineers, Walkerbai and WSP.  A crew from ABC TV's 'Catalyst' science documentary series were also on hand to film the fire test for their 2020 program about engineered timber.




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1 year 5 months ago

Low-waste design blows away Barcelona judges

A timber pavilion constructed by researchers from the ARC Future Timber Hub using an innovative minimal-waste design was recognised at an international conference in Barcelona, Spain last month.

The team presented the timber construction to a jury at The International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures conference, beating over 20 other designs for a commendation.




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1 year 6 months 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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1 year 7 months ago

Tall Timber Tales

After watching the Future Timber Hub Film it is worth listening to this podcast again featuring Dr Cristian Maluk, Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Future Timber Hub, University of Queensland. This audio delves further into how cross-laminated timber (CLT) is becoming a construction staple and how the towers of tomorrow may soon be predominantly wood.

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1 year 9 months ago

PTEC 2019 fulfilled all expectations

AS more than 170 international delegates departed the three-day PTEC 2019 conference in Brisbane last week, the organising committee celebrated an event that met all the objectives.  Please go to Timber & Forestry ENews Issue 568, page 10, to read the article.

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2 years 2 weeks ago

Industry Connections - Timber Trader News

Building links between fabricators and researchers is just one of the goals behind the team planning the 5th Pacific Timber Engineering Conference.

This July, some of the biggest names in timber construction will gather in Brisbane for the 5th Pacific Timber Engineering Conference (PTEC 2019). Run by the Australian Research Council Future Timber Hub, together with the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Civil Engineering, PTEC 2019 aims to bring young and experienced academics together with practitioners, researchers and developers to share the latest developments in research and application of timber in construction.

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2 years 2 months ago

Call for Abstracts - 5th Pacific Timber Engineering Conference (PTEC 2019)

The 5th Pacific Timber Engineering Conference (PTEC 2019) takes place in the beautiful Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank Parklands, Queensland, Australia from 10-12 July 2019. Hosted by the Future Timber Hub, ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Tall Timber Buildings, and in collaboration with The University of Queensland’s School of Civil Engineering. The PTEC 2019 aims to provide a forum for both early career and experienced academics, practitioners, researchers, and research students in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere in the world, to share the latest developments in research and application of timber in construction. 

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2 years 8 months ago

Australian and New Zealand Timber Research Strategic Planning Workshop Summary

The document is a summary of the discussion which took place at The University of Queensland on the 22nd of November, 2017. The Strategic Planning Workshop was convened in parallel with the launch of the ARC Future Timber Hub with the goal of bringing together Australia and New Zealand’s leading timber researchers to begin the process of establishing key research themes and identifying potential future collaborations.