For Our Future – Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program

For Our Future – Regional Forestry Collaborative Leadership Program

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Industry Advisory Groups - FWPA encouraging participation

Industry Advisory Groups - FWPA encouraging participation

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Facilitating Technology Transfer

Facilitating Technology Transfer

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Investing in Research and Development

Investing in Research and Development

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Building Capacity and Education

Building Capacity and Education

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Promoting our Industry and Products

Promoting our Industry and Products

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Industry Image Library

Industry Image Library

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FWPA Review of Performance

FWPA Review of Performance

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We would welcome your involvement in an FWPA interest group.

We would welcome your involvement in an FWPA interest group.

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Can Timber Commercial Buildings be as Cost Effective as Traditional Designs?

Wednesday 8th April 11.00 am - 12 noon (AEST)

Presented by Andrew Dunn, TDA (NSW)

A recently completed research investigated the cost of timber building versus traditional design for 4 building types, industrial building, 2 storey aged care, 7 storey office and 8 storey apartment building. There was some surprising results.

This webinar will be presented by Andrew Dunn, Chief Executive for the Timber Development Association. Andrew almost 30 years’ experience in the building industry, with the last 25 years within the timber sector. He has a Civil/Structural Engineering degree from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Timber Engineering from Central Queensland University. 

Mr Dunn represents the industry on numerous Australian Standards being Timber Framing, Bushfire, Termites control, Design loads, Plasterboard installation and Earth Retaining Structures. He has extensive knowledge in fire and sound timber framed technology as well as more recently involved in the introduction of cross laminated timber and post stressed timber systems.

Webinar recording to be reuploaded soon.

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Promoting the Advantages of Wood Products

Promoting the Advantages of Wood Products

Promoting the benefits and use of forest and wood products, in line with community attitudes, environmental awareness and market trends.

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Aligning Products to Market Needs

Aligning Products to Market Needs

Ensuring that the industry’s products and services are fit-for-purpose, appropriately aligned to market needs and their availability better communicated to key influencers.

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Assisting Value Chain Optimisation

Assisting Value Chain Optimisation

Increasing the value and volume recovery from existing resources to ensure that all wood fibre is utilised to its highest and best purpose.

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Increasing Resource Availability and Reducing Risk

Increasing Resource Availability and Reducing Risk

Increasing the availability of wood fibre to support an expanding market and associated manufacturing capacity.

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Impacting Decision Making and Industry Capability

Impacting Decision Making and Industry Capability

Ensuring that the industry has the skills and systems necessary to support improved decision making by all players across the value chain.

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