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Wood Undoubtedly the Highlight at Richmond Olympic Oval

The Richmond Olympic Oval was a signature structure for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and is a precedent-setting example of advanced wood engineering and design. The design of the wood roof and its application in a building of this size … Continue reading

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Biophilic Design at Mountain Equipment Co-op in Vancouver

During the WoodSolutions 2017 tour to North America we visited the offices of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), one of Canada’s most progressive retailers, having embraced a philosophy of corporate, social and environmental responsibility since its creation by a group of … Continue reading

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Mass Wood for the Masses at UBC

As part of the 2017 WoodSolutions tour to North America it was a special treat to finally see Brock Commons Tallwood Tower in the flesh. Brock Commons Tallwood House is a new 18-storey mass timber hybrid residence that has been … Continue reading

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And finally a review of my trip….. Wood Solutions tour 2015

I thought I would write a short summary of my time on the Wood Solutions 2015 tour of Italy, Switzerland and Austria.   Firstly I would like to thank Eileen and Andrew and those behind the scenes of TDA NSW and … Continue reading

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CLT day – Stora Enso – Kindergarten and passive house design 151015

For those of you following my blog you will know that this was an intensive but very enjoyable study trip. Last night’s stay was at the Hotel Moselebauer in Bad St Leonhard. No sooner had we dumped our suitcases than … Continue reading

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Glulam -WIEHAG day – industrial build – factory visit and Wels exhibition hall 141015

After a night in Salzburg and experiencing the local Wiener Schnitzel (very nice) at the Old Fox we headed out early to experience a day learning more about the capabilities of glulam. Our guide for the day was Johannes Rebhahn … Continue reading

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Commercial CLT construction and visit to Binderholz offices 131015

Last night we stayed in the Old Town district of Innsbruck a rather charming Austrian City with many historic buildings. For some of us Innsbruck will also be remembered for the size of the fried chicken portions. From Innsbruck we … Continue reading

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