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Wood You Like to Know: Exploring the Timber Revolution in Queensland's Construction Industry

Tue 07 Mar 23


The Queensland construction industry is booming with more than 100,000 migrants moving to the sunshine state during Covid alone. It seems everyone is moving in on Queensland! Is it any surprise with the 2032 Olympic Games – the first to be carbon positive – just round the corner?

In addition, the South East Queensland population is forecast to grow by 1.8m by 2031 – resulting in a further 800k more dwellings added to housing stock. That’s a lot of timber!

These are all the topics that Wood You Like to Know will explore at a special Conference and Cocktail Event on March 30 at Gambaro’s Hotel in Brisbane.

Secure your tickets today with a special Wood Central link:

Following the success of Wood You Like to Know – Melbourne, Wood You Like to Know will be bigger and better in Brisbane!

Footage courtesy of @Weathertexcladding.

Supported by Weathertex and Wattyl, the programme is now available for download from the dedicated Wood You Like To Know website.

Highlights include presentations from special guests James Treble, host of Renovate or Rebuild and presenter on Open Homes Australia, and Dr Michael Berger, PEFC International CEO who will be visiting Australia for the first time since taking over from long-time CEO Ben Gunneberg.

Dr Michael Berger, PEFC International CEO, will provide a special presentation about why forest certification matters. Footage courtesy of @pefcinternational

In addition, Yvonne Pingelly – former QBCC Deputy Commissioner, David Baggs – CEO of Global Green Tag, Nicolle Sullivan – Head of Strategy and Impact for think-step Australia, Simon Dorries – CEO of Responsible Wood and David Rawlinson – Campaign Manager for the Planet Ark Make It Wood campaign will address key topics facing the timber industry.

Television personality, Planet Ark Ambassador and Interior Designer, James Treble will address Sustainable Design and Trends for 2023. Footage courtesy of @DesignerJamesTreble

This is a rare opportunity, showcasing timber as the ultimate renewable!

Supported by sponsors, the Building Design Association of Australia (BDAA), ITI Australia, Responsible Wood and Building Design Queensland the event will also be livestreamed with details available on the dedicated Wood You Like To Know website. 

Wood Central Publisher Jason Ross has been announced as MC of the conference. Jason Ross said:

“Wood You Like To Know – Brisbane, is a fantastic opportunity to discuss the great tree-change, housing affordability and of course the elephant in the room, the 2032 Olympic Games.”

“Following the Melbourne event, I have no doubt that Brisbane will be bigger and better than ever,” he said. “The programme is strong, with a strong focus on mid-rise construction, low carbon building materials, certification and biophilic design.”

Save the date and secure your place today to avoid missing out!

Wood Central will be providing ongoing coverage both before, during and after Wood You Like to Know. To find out more, subscribe to Wood Central today.


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