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Events Calendar

From stakeholder engagement to industry promotion, events are a vital and valuable communication channel. If you have an industry-related event that you would like listed here, please contact us.

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Webinars

R&DWorks webinars are invaluable opportunities to catch up with the latest research results and best practice processes. On this page you’ll find links to recorded presentations.

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  • Prefabricated Lightweight Timber Floor Systems - Innovative Concept to Market Implementa...

    Wednesday 10th December 11 am – 12 noon, Presented by Alastair Woodard, TPC Solutions. 

    A new highly innovative and collaborative market implementation project to regain residential timber market share, using prefabricated cassette floor systems delivered by the frame and truss sector, has now been underway for 12 months.  Excellent progress has been made in developing delivery systems, technical skills and capacity and a number of key projects have now been delivered clearly illustrating the benefits of the system.  

    A detailed cost study and value proposition of the system has also now been completed by an independent Quantity Surveyor clearly illustrating the cost competitive nature of the systems on different sites. 

    This presentation will highlight the activities and lessons learnt from the first technical market development phase, and outline the proposed activities over the next 12 months as the program moves into its final promotional market implementation phase.

    Alastair is a director of TPC Solutions (Aust) Pty Ltd, a consultancy specialising in advice on the use and impact of building and construction materials. Alastair is a structural engineer who spent ten years with the Timber Promotion Council prior to its closure in 2005.  

    Today he delivers a range of programs for Wood Products Victoria and Wood Solutions - an industry initiative, resourced by FWPA, designed to provide information on timber and wood products to professionals and companies involved in building design and construction.  

    He has extensive experience in the design of timber structures and a particular interest in the design and development of new and innovative construction systems and environmentally sustainable building materials

    Registrations for this webinar will be limited to a maximum of 100 participants. The presentation will be recorded and available for general download from 

    www.fwpa.com.au shortly after the event.  In order to view the webinar, participants will require access to BOTH a phone line for the audio stream as well as a web browser to view the accompanying PowerPoint presentation.  

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  • Green Star Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Australian Timber Products

    Wednesday 29th October 2014, 11:00am – 12:00 noon AEDT,  Presented by Stephen Mitchell

    The Green Star building rating scheme has just released new credits for using building products that come with compliant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

    This webinar will discuss a project supported by FWPA to produce EPDs for six Australian timber products: sawn hardwood, sawn softwood, particleboard, MDF, plywood and veneered boards.

    Join the webinar to understand:

    • What opportunities this means for Australian timber industry
    • How to express interest to have your business listed on the EPD (a requirement under Green Star).

    Overview of speakers and their presentations:

    Stephen Mitchell, Sustainability Programme Manager at Timber Development Association, will introduce the project and what’s required for your company to be listed on the EPDs.

    Shlomi Bonet, Green Star Technical Manager will give an overview of drivers for EPDs and their role within the latest Green Star rating tools.

    Barbara Nebel, Managing Director of PE International will discuss the main features of EPDs and the process required to produce them.

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Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not-for-profit company, is the forestry and wood industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results to the forest and wood products industry in Australia. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, and investment in effective and relevant R&D.

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Level 4, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
Fax: +61 3 9927 3288
Email: info@fwpa.com.au