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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
Projects using EXPAN
For over 14 years the Australian Timber Design Awards has been spreading the word about the very latest in timber design. We've written of how architects are using recent innovations in engineered wood products to design high and wide in timber (e.g. Forté Living in Melbourne, or London's Stadhaus). And we've been promising for some years that a new generation of engineered wood products will shortly hit our shores.

Well, those technologies have now arrived. The Structural Timber Innovation Company and several of our leading universities have just completed a five-year research program into new timber systems for multi-storey and long-span buildings. The result is EXPAN, a range of world-class, entirely new timber technologies for large-span commercial, industrial and residential buildings. These include post-stressed beam and frame systems, large-span floors, roof systems and new timber connectors.

To discover for yourself the potential of EXPAN, sign up for the EXPAN Timber Technology for Commercial Buildings Workshop. This all-day workshop will provide comprehensive guides to each new timber technology and a detailed worked example. The dates are:
Brisbane -- 5 June 2013
Sydney -- 6 June 2013
Melbourne -- 7 June 2013

Get your entries in now!
Entries to the Australian Timber Design Awards close 28 June 2013, but get started on your entry now to get ahead of the crowd. Any project finished between February 2010 and June 2013 is eligible for entry.

Start by reading through the entry categories: We're certain you'll find one to suit your project. When you're ready to begin your submission, sign up for the 2013 Awards!
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