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Talk Timber in Cairns: Strong and Green

Event Type: Seminar
Date: Tuesday 3 July 2018
Location: Sudbury Room, Rydges Plaza Cairns Cnr Spence & Grafton Streets

Event Description

Peak industry bodies Timber Queensland and the Australian Institute of Architects are joining forces to update timber specifers and users in FNQ with knowledge on a range of timber topics. Gain an overview of the information that will keep you on top of your game: from the timber framing code, tie down and bracing to the use of structural engineered timber products to build apartment, hotel and office buildings.

Event Program

This event is proudly co-hosted by
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Australia's leading timber experts to obtain CPD points and:
  • DISCOVER how tall timber buildings are efficient, quick-to-construct and cost effective.
  • UPDATE your knowlege update on AS1684.3 – the timber framing code for cyclonic areas.
  • DISCUSS bracing and tie-down, see worked examples and know the difference they make.
  • EVALUATE future building opportunities in FNQ.
  • ASK a panel of experts all your timber related questions.



Registration. Tea & Coffee


Welcome and Introduction

Mick Stephens, CEO, Timber Queensland

Mick is a resource economist with 25 years' experience in forestry and timber industry policy including public sector roles in ABARE, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics and CSIRO.


Construction outlook: what’s our future

Ron Bannah, Regional Manager FNQ, Master Builders Queensland


Tech Talk Part 1– Tie Down & Bracing

Colin MacKenzie, Technical Consultant, Timber Queensland

Colin has over 30 years experience in all facets of timber and wood products design, use and application, particularly where used in building and construction. His expertise has been developed form early days employed as a Technical Officer with CSIRO Divisions of Forest Products and Division of Building Research through to more recent times as Technical Director (TRADAC) and then Manager, Timber Application and Use (Timber Queensland).


Sandwich Lunch


Tall timber buildings – a taste of the present and future

Stefan Gerber, Queensland Mid-Rise Program Manager WoodSolutions

Combining undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in timber engineering and management and with roles in engineering, sales and project management for international building supplies companies, Stefan works with building professionals assisting them with the design and construction of mid-rise timber buildings.
Beginning his career in the European tradition, with an apprenticeship in joinery, Stefan discovered a passion for timber that took him from Switzerland to Australia to work as a research scientist before he branched out into the commercial sector.


Tech Talk Part 2– Timber Framing Update - AS1684.3

Colin MacKenzie Technical Consultant, Timber Queensland




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CPD Points

This event qualifies attendees for CPD Points.

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