Media release from Forest & Wood Products Australia

As of May 216, buildings up to 25 m (8 storeys) can now be built using timber as opposed to the traditional and expensive methods including concrete and steel – according to a media statement by Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA).

“A two-year consultation and research process spearheaded by industry group Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) will see the local industry join leading international markets in allowing timber construction in taller structures” says the statement,
“Preliminary modelling indicates construction costs could be reduced by up to 15%, while new material options including engineered timbers create exciting”

 

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