Responsible Wood Award highlighted for UQ Civil Engineering & Architecture Students

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Timber building materials produced from sustainably-grown local plantations and the benefits this brings to reducing carbon output are the thrusts of prize-winning projects by four University of Queensland students, two from the School of Civil Engineering and two from the School of Architecture.

Duncan Hossy and William Webster were awarded Responsible Wood Civil Engineering prizes for Excellence in Timber Design for two bridges at the Brisbane Valley Adventure Rail Trail. See: Adventurous UQ students on the right track with durable timber bridge model

Dylan Francis and Simin Louei were awarded the Responsible Wood Architectural Prize for Excellence in Timber Design for their research paper and model on the construction of a fire observation tower in the Brisbane Valley region. Assisted by fellow students, Matthew Walton, Alec Hutchinson and Emile Hildebrandt, they presented research design and models for the Emu Creek Observation Tower, which uses culturally sustainable participatory principles. See: Responsible Wood connects with next generation of leaders in architecture

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Photo: Responsible Wood Prize Winners in front of timber prototype of a section of the fire observation tower.  William Webster & Duncan Hossy – UQ School of Civil Engineering with Simin Louei & Dylan Francis – UQ School of Architecture