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29 Mar 2022

News just in from Sydney – World’s tallest hybrid timber tower approved

Shop Architects and BVN’s $1 billion tower for Australian tech company Atlassian has been approved. Billed as the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower when it was first unveiled in 2020,...
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29 Mar 2022

Meet the 2022 US Wood Design Award Winners

We are excited to announce the 2022 U.S. Wood Design Award winners—and to once again celebrate excellence in wood building design. The annual awards program charts the growing prevalence of...
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22 Mar 2022

Building for Climate Change update

In 2021, the Building for Climate Change team developed a proposed technical methodology for assessing the embodied carbon of new buildings in New Zealand. The proposed methodology has since been...
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22 Mar 2022

A mission to reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint

CIES Associate Professor Hamid Valipour has long been a man on a mission – a mission to reduce the construction industry’s currently massive carbon footprint. His work over the last...
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22 Mar 2022

New Sydney Fish Market’s distinctive roof to be made with spruce glulam and steel

A flagship project of the New South Wales government to support the tourism and fishing industries, the new Sydney Fish Market is being redeveloped as a world-class social and tourist...
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22 Mar 2022

Mass Timber Building Science Primer

Mass Timber Building Science Primer provides range of insights into how wood brings a range of advantages to commercial construction.  While this primer starts from first principles, it does contain...
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22 Mar 2022

Was 2021 the year mass timber broke through?

2021 might be remembered as the year when mass timber finally broke through as a construction material in the US. Last year, the International Code Council updated its International Building...
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09 Mar 2022

WoodWorks 2021/22 conference draws a large audience

Over 260 people registered for the 2021/22 WoodWorks Conference held last week using an online format.  Delegate feedback ratings were close to the highest ever received for this event which...
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09 Mar 2022

The Nature of Wood – New publication available

Terrapin’s new paper highlights the experiential and sensory aspects of wood as a building material and illustrates perspectives designers can use in material selection. The authors, Bill Browning, Catie Ryan...
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09 Mar 2022

New Virtual NZ Timber Design Centre announced

An agreement to create an industry advisory service for building designers will promote and facilitate greater use of timber in New Zealand buildings, says Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand...
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