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Residential & Commercial Timber Interiors: safe, healthy, reliable and green

Event Type: Seminar
Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Location: Ballroom, Victoria Park Golf Club, Herston Road, Herston.

Event Description

There is increasing trend to specify timber in commercial and residential interiors. Not only has climate change influenced design professionals to consider how building materials impact our environment, research is demonstrating that nature connected design (biophilic design) can provide a healthier, happier space.

Event Program

Timber Queensland’s seminar Residential & Commercial Timber Interiors: safe, healthy, reliable and green is an opportunity to learn about Biophilic Design and examine ways nature can be brought into the built environment. 

  • Hear world first research findings results on biophilia and work productivity
  • See how timber veneers can marry architectural and building code requirements
  • Understand how to meet BCA fire compliance for timber ceilings and wall
  • Find out the easiest way to specify and source recycled timber for interiors 

All attendees will receive a copy of Planet Ark’s report Wood: Nature Inspired Design


Registration.  Tea & Coffee.


Welcome and Introduction

Mick Stephens, CEO, Timber Queensland


Nature inspired design: health & environmental benefits of timber

David Rowlinson, Make It Wood Campaign Manager, Planet Ark



Winner of Australian Timber Design Awards 2017 Interior Fit Out (Commercial)

Mark Healey, Studio Director, Bates Smart


Understanding how to meet BCA fire compliance for timber ceilings and walls

Colin MacKenzie, Technical Consultant, Timber Queensland


Afternoon Tea


CASE STUDY – SUNSHINE COAST HOSPITAL (Winner of Australian Institute of Architects 2017 Public Architecture National Award)

Timber veneers: marrying architectural and building code requirements

Dr Stephen Long, Director, architectus™


Sourcing & specifying recycled timber for interiors

Michael Kennedy, Kennedys Aged Timbers


Conclusion & Cocktail function


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