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Housing Supply – Panelisation provides paradigm shift

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 10:43 am | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Wood panel factories, not on-site workers, is the only way to solve the housing supply crisis, says a Rotorua engineer who is organising a national wood technology conference later this month More >>

Early adopters gaining commercial timber advantages

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 3:04 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Now that two key players in the commercial building industry have caught on to the advantages of timber and off-site construction, the secret is out – the early adopters are already gaining the advantages inherent in building commercially with engineered ... More >>

Tall timber stacks up in commercial terms

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:50 am | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Last week, well-known property investor Sir Bob Jones announced his company’s plan to build a tall timber building in Wellington. Jones has done his homework on the advantages of wood for large commercial buildings. Australian and Canadian developers ... More >>

Award-winning speakers for commercial building conference

Monday, 7 August 2017, 4:50 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

A national engineered wood design conference running in September in Rotorua features a strong line up of international building specialists. Adam Strong of Strongbuild Commercial in Sydney, Australia is one of the keynote speakers. His company just ... More >>

Labour constraints eased with wood for commercial building

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 11:19 am | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Labour shortages are limiting growth in both commercial building, with the recent profit downgrades at Fletcher Challenge highlighting the depth of the problems. However, commercial wood solutions already being implemented by industry leaders in Australia, ... More >>

Increasing lumber exports leads to new technology investment

Monday, 24 July 2017, 3:00 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Signs are good right now for the country’s wood processing industry. A report from Wood Resources International last week said that although over 50% of the wood harvest in New Zealand is being exported as logs, lumber production had picked up by about ... More >>

NZ’s largest logging industry event planned for June

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 4:21 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

The New Zealand forestry industry set a new record last year for the annual forest harvest. There is no denying the fact that the sector is on a high right now. On the back of booming log exports to China, low shipping rates and strong domestic ... More >>

New keynote speakers strengthen conference

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 2:28 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Loggers and forest managers have been quick to capitalise on the latest Forest Industry Safety Summit set to run next month in Rotorua. Registrations have exceeded expectations and the gathering is set to be the second largest forest safety conference ever held ... More >>

Technology key to forest safety advances

Friday, 20 January 2017, 11:17 am | Forest Industry Engineering Association

“Technology is vital in many new safety improvements in the forest industry – and the upcoming Forest Safety Summit will be showcasing them and the people who established them,” says Forest Industry Engineering Association event manager, ... More >>

Forest safety leaders look to culture and technology solutio

Friday, 11 November 2016, 10:24 am | Forest Industry Engineering Association

A wide range of forest safety experts are making positive change in New Zealand’s forestry workplace, using peoples’ minds to bring safety culture change to their work situations and combining that with technology to make their job safer. More >>

Making forestry safer and more productive

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 3:54 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Industry safety champions in both New Zealand and Australia have come forward to show their safety leadership by becoming Principal Partners to the 3rd FIEA Forest Industry Safety Summit. This conference series sold out in 2013 and 2015, and is ... More >>

Transport technologies changing the wood supply chain

Friday, 9 September 2016, 1:42 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Wood transport and logistics within the forest industry is going through a major shakeup. Smart technology such as robotics, automation, cloud computing, big data analytics and improved connectivity within the supply chain is reshaping how leading ... More >>

Robotics and automation changing the wood supply chain

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 3:26 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Logistics within the forest industry is going through a major shakeup. Smart technology - robotics, automation, cloud computing, big data analytics and improved connectivity within the supply chain is reshaping how leading companies are adapting to and operating ... More >>

Forest innovators attract international audience

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 2:27 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

This week in Rotorua the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) is hosting the largest ever gathering of international forest contractors, forest managers as well as machinery and service suppliers to the industry. The HarvestTECH 2105 international ... More >>

Forest safety paradigm shift from international experts

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 9:12 am | Forest Industry Engineering Association

After a horror year of workplace fatalities in 2013, New Zealand’s forest industry performed superbly in 2014, both in terms of safety and wood production. The credit for the dramatic turnaround in safety performance has to go to the people on the ... More >>

International experts bring change

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 12:05 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

After a horror year for fatalities in 2013, New Zealand’s forest industry performed superbly in 2014, both in terms of safety and wood production. Credit has to go to the people on the forest floor who had a chance to get their voice heard through ... More >>

Forest safety brain trainer for Tree fallers

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 3:18 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Forest safety brain trainer for Tree fallers - Switchback’s Steven Falk joins International Safety Conference More >>

Forest Firefighting Expert - International Safety Conference

Friday, 5 December 2014, 11:28 am | Forest Industry Engineering Association

The Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) is pleased to announce US Forest Service forest firefighting expert Ivan Pupulidy has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for its flagship forest safety conference series in March 2015. More >>

Wood Treatment Specialists Converge on Australia and NZ

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 4:50 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

Like it or not, thermally and chemically modified wood along with wood plastic composites (WPC’s) are now a commercial reality. They’re already being produced in commercial quantities in both Australia and New Zealand. They’re competing - but can complement ... More >>

Forest Investment and Market Outlook 2014: Only Weeks to Go!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 2:54 pm | Forest Industry Engineering Association

With forest products exports continuing to enjoy a run of high commodity prices there is plenty of attention worldwide on the robust returns delivered from forest resources. So it’s timely that New Zealand and Australia are soon to host a major forest investment ... More >>

 

 

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