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First public CLT building open

Australia’s first public building constructed using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Melbourne’s Dockland library and community centre, has opened its doors to the public. Source: Timberbiz
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Popular Science article says wood is the most advanced building material

The most advanced building material is wood Building Material is Wood according to Clay Risen in the March 2014 issue of Popular Science magazine. Source: The Calaveras Enterprise
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Duties and tariff concessions to reduce building costs

New Zealand Housing Minister Nick Smith and Commerce Minister Craig Foss announced proposals to change antidumping duties and reduce tariff concessions to reduce the cost of imported building materials and lower the cost of house building. Source: Interest.co.nz

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World Building of the Year is in Auckland

New Zealand’s Auckland Art Gallery was named the World Building of the Year at last
week’s World Architecture Festival in Singapore. Source: Business Insider
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Building Stronger Value Chains

Forest and Wood Products Australia, the Australian Timber Importers Federation, and the Timber & Building Materials Association are joining forces. Source: Timberbiz
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Building approvals data

ABS Building Approvals show that the total number of private sector house approvals rose 1% in trend terms in June. Source: Timberbiz
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VBA replaces Building and Plumbing Industry Commission

On July 1, 2013, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) officially replaced the Building and the Plumbing Industry Commissions of Victoria. Source: Building Products News

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NZ Commerce Commission investigating Fletcher Building

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission is investigating allegations of anti-competitive behaviour in the Auckland commercial timber market, but Fletcher Building says it doesn’t expect to face enforcement action. Sources: Yahoo NZ, The New Zealand Herald
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Canada building code changes to allow wooden condos

Canada’s forestry sector is touting a new generation of high-tech lumber as a way to gain a foothold in a part of the construction industry from which it has long been shut out: condominiums. Source: The Globe and Mail
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Long road ahead for building bounce back

The latest residential land update signals a long road ahead before new home building activity returns to healthy levels. Source: Timberbiz
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