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13 Sep 2021

Compare Embodied Carbon in Mass Timber, Steel, and Concrete Structures

Our climate is changing. Human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land, according to the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report. 39% of global GHG emissions are...
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13 Sep 2021

Remember the Food Pyramid – here’s a Construction Materials Pyramid

We’ve recently come across a clever saying “Planted-based Building Materials” of which wood is right up there as one of the best.  Well, those even cleverer folks at Abodo have...
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13 Sep 2021

Paul Fast – Gold Medal Address

On September 22, 2021, Paul Fast will be giving his Gold Medal Address at The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) International HQ in London. Paul has over 35 years of...
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03 Sep 2021

Are Engineered Wood Products (EWP’s) a viable alternative in commercial construction?

Member Chris Prier of Naylor Love is currently undertaking an MBA at Massey University and has chosen to do his final research project to determine whether engineered wood products can...
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27 Aug 2021

Marty Verry: Building Green – Stuart Nash on Right Side of Climate History

OPINION: The Government is using its own procurement to show how to build green by using less high-emission materials like concrete and steel. The lobbyists from those sectors have attacked...
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17 Aug 2021

Daniel Moroder | Meet Our Presenters

Case Study: From Paper to Reality – Te Ara o Puanga (Mary Potter Hospice Apartments) Daniel Moroder, Senior Structural Engineer, PTL, and President of the NZ Timber Design Society PTL...
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17 Aug 2021

New Leader takes World’s Tallest Timber Crown

World’s tallest timber tower begins overtaking nearby buildings USA – Construction of Ascent, a 25-story mass timber building, is underway in downtown Milwaukee, and it’s beginning to overtake nearby buildings....
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17 Aug 2021

The Treatment & Prevention of Mould on Engineered Timber Products.

We’ve released a new document! The Treatment & Prevention of Mould on Engineered Timber Products.Have a read on our website, and let us know if you want any more information...
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10 Aug 2021

Bernie O’Fagan | Meet Our Presenters

The Tools Required to Advocate for Mass Timber – (Perspectives from a small Christchurch design studio) Bernie O’Fagan, Owner – RM Designs How do you introduce your clients to mass...
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10 Aug 2021

This Week’s Highlights

WoodWorks 2021 Conference – Our 6th Annual WoodWorks 2021 Conference, incorporating local CLT plant tours, has been rescheduled. It will now run, as an in-person event, on Wednesday 3 November 2021. The BRANZ pre-conference workshop and CLT plant tours to Red Stag’s Waipa site are planned to run on Tuesday 2 November. Further details can be found in the story in this week’s issue or from the event website...
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