New WoodSolutions guides and EPDs launched!

New WoodSolutions guides and EPDs launched!

WoodSolutions has recently updated and expanded its popular resource on Environmental Public Declarations (EPDs), as well as publishing new guides on: how to comply with construction codes when building in aged care; using timber for garden retaining walls; and office fit-out systems using wood. 

New WoodSolutions resources include:

  • Environmental Public Declarations (EPDs) – the existing five have been updated (Softwood Timber, Hardwood Timber, Particleboard, MDF, Plywood) and a new EPD published on Glulam. An EPD is a standardised and verified way of quantifying the environmental impacts of a product based on a consistent set of rules that have been developed through an extensive stakeholder consultation process. 
  • WoodSolutions Guide #41 Timber Garden Retaining Walls – a guide to designing, building and maintaining timber garden retaining walls up to on metre in height for architects, designers, builders, landscapers and experienced ‘DIY'ers’.
  • WoodSolutions Guide #42 Building Code of Australia (BCA) Deemed to Satisfy Solutions for Timber Aged Care Buildings (Class 9c) – provides information and options available to comply with the BCA, using timber structural systems for Class 9c buildings. The guide covers fire and acoustic requirements as well as providing timber-based design and construction solutions. It includes information on designing and building with traditional timber framing, post and beam and panel systems.
  • WoodSolutions Guide #43 Reimagining Wood-based Office Fitout Systems – the average office furnishing cycle of ‘fitout, strip out, repeat’ is all too familiar, and expensive, to office occupiers. It is also a wasteful process, ripe for disruption. Using open-source designs that incorporate the latest design and manufacturing technology, this guide explains new timber options and their benefits.

 

 

 

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