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
Also published in:
- Timber & Forestry Enews, and featured on front cover - Issue 661
- Timber & Forestry Enews - Issue 659
- Friday Offcuts - 11 June 2021