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JAPAN’S ability to screen wood product compliance through a government-audited certification program sets a high standard that Australian authorities could well emulate.

INDUSTRY leaders, board members, work colleagues, family and close friends gathered to recognise 30 years of devoted service to the engineered wood sector by Simon Dorries.

FIRST - year architectural students at the University of Queensland log on to the new EWPAA website during a lunch break at the Zelman Cowan Building this week.

THE arrest of more than 200 timber traders in an extensive forestry crime bust by Interpol agents in Bolivia, Brazil and Chile sound warning bells for industry in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

AN internationally recognised timber design engineer will assist the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia in promoting EWPAA plywood and LVL products in New Zealand.

“ONE of the most invigorating and interactive product knowledge courses we have run,” concluded Simon Dorries, general manager of the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia.

A MAJOR Queensland developer has cancelled a $12 million shipment of kitchen and bathroom components from Asia after warnings the products could be blacklisted by Australian building authorities and the CFMEU.

RIGOROUS stress testing completed at the EWPAA laboratories in Brisbane have confirmed the high structural strength of medium-density fibreboard.

PROJECTS using engineered wood from New Zealand producers are popping up all over the rebuild blueprint for earthquake-damaged Christchurch city.

MORE than 200 architects, building designers and industry leaders gathered at the National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour in Sydney on September 18 for the 15th annual Australian Timber Design Awards.