Engineered Timber

Green Star gets tough on emissions reductions

Buildings may soon be required to cut carbon emissions to 40 per cent below business as usual to qualify for a 6 Star Green Star rating, under sweeping changes now…

Engineered wood imports are putting lives at risk

Engineered woods promise to be a sustainable boom industry for Australia, but non-conforming imported materials are putting the budding industry’s reputation at risk, along with public safety.

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Perth jumps into timber with 10-storey hotel

Western Australia is joining the timber trend sweeping the eastern seaboard with its first timber-framed building, a 10-storey hotel at inner city Northbridge.

What does engineered timber need to go mainstream?

The future of cross laminated timber (CLT) and other engineered timber products has attracted a lot of attention this week in The Fifth Estate. For Aurecon engineer Ralph Belperio, timber has the potential to become a sustainable building material of choice – there’s just a few things holding it back.