WoodSolutions Series: Webinar Five

WoodSolutions Series: Webinar Five

Join us for this CPD webinar presented by National Supporting Corporate Partner, WoodSolutions Australia. 

AILA and WoodSolutions have teamed up to co-host a 5-part webinar series focusing specifically on landscape architects and their use and specification of wood products. Featuring industry expert speakers, we cover a range of key topics including timber as a resource and its positive carbon benefits in a zero-emissions future world. We also explore timber durability, timber preservation and external finishes, the use of wood in bushfire prone areas, as well as case studies of some of AILA member’s flagship landscape architectural projects.

Webinar five: Wood in Bushfire Prone Areas. With Boris Iskra – FWPA Nat Standards & Codes Manger, Daniel Idczak – CFA Vegetation Management Team Leader

In Australia, bushfires are simply a way of life in regional and peri-urban areas. Recent major bushfires have seen fire regulations expanded dramatically with more and more areas now designated as bushfire-prone areas or upgraded in their rating. For landscape architects, correctly designing and specifying for bushfire is fundamental – it means choosing the right vegetation, plants and trees, and also the right timber products in structures, cladding, decking, boardwalks, external furniture, retaining walls and fencing and screens.

Boris Iskra, FWPA’s National Standards & Codes Manager is the forest and wood product industry’s representative in relation to bushfire standards and specifications. Boris will explain the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment and application to design, the WoodSolutions BAL Calculator, and the key design considerations for timber structures and appearance and landscaping products in bushfire-prone areas. He will also briefly describe the full-scale fire tests that have been undertaken, and are currently underway, in support of the use of timber products in bushfire-prone areas.

Choosing the right plants and correct locations also helps to reduce bushfire risks within a garden. Some plants have intrinsic characteristics that reduce the likelihood of ignition, and all plants have different flammability ratings. Daniel Idczak, the Vegetation Management Team Leader at the Country Fire Authority will discuss the key plant selection criteria and the importance of regular and ongoing garden maintenance.

Webinar one: Wednesday, 29 March. 1pm-2pm AEDT
Webinar Overview + Forests, Plantations, Wood Products & Aust Carbon Balance
Register for webinar one HERE

Webinar two: Wednesday, 5 April. 12pm-1pm AEST
Showcasing the Innovative Use of Timber
Register for webinar two HERE

Webinar three: Wednesday, 12 April. 12pm-1pm AEST
Timber Durability and Specification
Register for webinar three HERE

Webinar four: Wednesday, 19 April. 12pm-1pm AEST
Timber Preservation and External Finishes
Register for webinar four HERE

Webinar five: Wednesday, 26 April. 12pm-1pm AEST
Wood in Bushfire Prone Areas
Register for webinar five HERE

Your name, email address and other details will be supplied to WoodSolutions Australia for the purpose of registration for the Webinar and distributing the webinar materials.  Please contact [email protected] with any concerns.

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Your name and email address will be supplied to Solutions Australia for the purpose of registration for the Webinar and distributing the webinar materials.  Please contact [email protected] with any concerns.


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Wednesday, 26 April 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

1 informal CPD point CPD Points

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