2018 Partners & Sponsors

The Partners and Sponsors assist delegates in obtaining relevant information on timber and engineered wood building systems, and provide a major source for supplier contacts and networking by attendees.

Principal Partner

SmartStruct

SmartStruct

Tilling SmartStruct provides collaborative timber building solutions with a comprehensive range of engineered wood systems that not only provide essential environmental advantages but are also quicker to construct, safer and more cost effective.
 
The design team is made up of Engineers, Building Designers, Builders, Building Surveyors and Frame & Truss Detailers all working together to provide an integrated solution for your project requirements. We also have a dedicated Engineering Technical Support Services person ready and able to provide you with accurate, timely and professional advice regarding your construction project.
 
The following services are provided by the SmartStruct Design Centre.
- Full engineering support on all Tilling SmartFrame Engineered Wood Products
- Free design and take off from building plans
- Dedicated toll-free engineering support line
- Structured SmartFrame software training program for external users
- Certification of engineering designs to relevant state Building acts and regulations.
 
The SmartStruct division focuses on mid-rise, multi-residential and commercial building markets, providing engineered solutions to meet the growing demands of a modern construction era. Our engineering and design centre can provide full engineering services, specifically focusing on timber (re)engineering in lieu of alternative material construction, estimation and customised design.

www.tilling.com.au

Gold Partner

Homag / Weinmann

Homag / Weinmann

The HOMAG Group is a leading manufacturer of modern, high-performance machines, production lines and systems for the construction of prefabricated timber buildings, with a coordinated portfolio for woodworking including solutions for utilising computer-controlled, automated machinery with a range of CAD/CAM-interfacing controls.

As part of the German HOMAG Group, WEINMANN portfolio includes beam processing, production of wall elements, roof and floor elements and the processing of large-scale board materials and handling, storage systems and providing solutions for cross-laminated timber (CLT).

www.homag-australia.com

Silver Partners

Active Fasteners/BeA

Active Fasteners/BeA

Active Fasteners supply customized fastening systems and automated fastening equipment for frame & truss fabrication, and provide new fastening innovations in timber frame and panel construction.

BeA provide modular-tool systems that offer solutions from automated packaging to single-unit fabrication to mass production, with customized solutions for prefabricated houses, furniture, automotive, appliances and packaging.

activefasteners.com

Airco Brands

Airco Brands

Airco Brands is an Australian family owned company that has provided quality tools and fasteners to the construction, manufacturing, retail and rural markets for more than 20 years. Airco is the exclusive provider of Senco products in the Australian market which offers high-load, automated and semi-automated fastening solutions specifically developed for the manufacturers of frames, trusses and prefabricated panels to improve their production process, product quality and overall productivity. Other applications include flooring, prefabricated and drywall panelling, fibre cement and framing.
 
Airco is one of the largest and most diversified fastener companies in Australia and New Zealand with seven distribution centres nationally and includes in its product portfolio SENCO, Otter, COLT, Interbath, Titan, Aerofast and Cobra brands all which are synonymous for their quality, reliability and service.

www.aircofasteners.com.au

Wesbeam Tall Timber Building Solutions

Wesbeam Tall Timber Building Solutions

Wesbeam Tall Timber Building Systems is a division of Wesbeam with a national focus on developing efficient engineered timber solutions in conjunction with building design professionals, prefabricators and builders.
Wesbeam Tall Timber Building Systems provide a range of high performing structural LVL solutions for multi-residential and commercial applications specifically for Australian conditions. Wesbeam’s LVL has many advantages over traditional building products, including its uniformity of engineering properties, its high strength to weight ratio, and its availability in longer lengths. Design solutions using LVL can be created independently or in conjunction with participants in the Wesbeam Design Professional Partner Program and the Wesbeam Fabricator Partner Program for all Australian building classes in low, mid and high-rise construction.

wesbeam.com

Bronze Partners

Bliss & Reels

Bliss & Reels

Bliss & Reels are the exclusive local sales and service representatives for Randek, Essetre & LAP Laser.
Randek are the world’s most experienced provider of equipment and production lines for prefabricated housing/building manufacture. This includes both standard and purpose-engineered equipment for manufacture of open timber frames, closed wall panels, modular buildings, floor cassettes, and roof trusses.
Essetre are a leading supplier of woodworking machinery, in operation for over 30 years.  The company has a complete range of machines for processing structural building elements made from solid and laminated timber. Including for beams and CLT panels.
LAP Laser are focussed on applications for laser projection technology.  The company’s laser projection systems improve the accuracy and speed of manual assembly tasks including production of floor cassettes, roof trusses and wall frames/panels.
 

www.blissandreels.com.au

hsbcad Australasia

hsbcad Australasia

Empowering you to realise.
Celebrated as “one of the greatest innovators in the CAD to CAM space,” hsbcad is the indispensable asset that converts your architectural design into a production design. Offering solutions for Autodesk’s AutoCAD® and Revit® platforms, hsbcad provides total design accuracy, efficiency and the flexibility to define your unique engineering methods for wood and steel construction. It provides the ability to create scalable and flexible 3D manufacturing models with full quantity take offs, interfacing with the industry’s leading CNC machines. The hsbcad solution is the complete package for the quick framing of walls, floors, roofs, CLT homes, Log homes, SIP homes and much more. 

www.hsbcad.com

Hundegger Australasia

Hundegger Australasia

Hundegger offers innovation matched with high performance in production of engineered timber frame and mass wood systems, with unique functionality and reliability in their ‘state of the art’ solutions for processing including cutting saws, panel processing and CNC machines, along with the most recent software technologies and robotic developments to meet customer’s future requirements.

As an Australasian company, we offer high levels of technical support and backup service with a comprehensive range of spare parts and a decade of experience in servicing local markets.

www.hundegger.de

Tecbuild Systems

Tecbuild Systems

TECBEAM joists are the premium Australian engineered composite floor frame joist system. Now in its 20th year in the Australian market, the Tecbeam joist system offers the highest structural and dynamic performance for any lightweight joists, demonstrating exceptional span and load capabilities. 
TECBEAM joists and cassettes, matched with aerated concrete (AEC) floor panels or autoclaved calcium silicate or magnesium MGO boards, can provide a light weight floor system that is stiffer than in situ concrete, cheaper and quicker to erect and that is compliant with all fire and acoustic standards for multi-level construction.
Because of its long span capabilities, selecting TECBEAM as the joist system means structural steel can be designed for commercial grid spacing. Dead and live loadings can accommodate uses such as multi-residential, commercial and institutional applications in a multiplicity of applications. 
Hundreds of commercial construction projects have been successfully designed and built with TECBEAM joists and the consistent feedback from end users is that they “feel like concrete floors”

www.tecbuild.com.au

Exhibition Partners

Australian Framing Automation

Australian Framing Automation

AFA represents Modular Building Automation (MBA) from the UK for timber framing machinery in Australia and New Zealand, with the range including machinery for timber framing, floor cassettes manufacturing, butterfly tables and panel handling equipment for flexible automation solutions for the off-site building and construction industry.

A highlight is the MBA Mobi-One, a complete all-in-one assembly machine for timber frame panel walls that performs framing, cladding, routing, membrane application, batten fixing and outfeed operations, simple to operate and represents excellent value for money.

AFA also supplies German high-quality timber shredding machines and briquetting presses for timber offcut handling and waste reduction.

www.ausframe.net.au

Big River Group

Big River Group

Big River Group began in the early 1900s as a family owned timber business. Today, it has advanced and established a position as a major Australian building materials distributor, supplying an extensive range of high quality timber, builders hardware, building supplies and services for the residential, commercial, industrial, building and construction industries. Our expert team will work with you to ensure the products and building supplies you need are the correct specifications, grading and sizes for your project so you can be sure of high quality, fully certified products that last for years to come and look great too.

www.bigrivergroup.com.au

Combilift Ltd

Combilift Ltd

Combilift manufactures an extensive range of forklift trucks for long and bulky materials, pallets, containers and oversized loads. Its range of innovative specialised handling solutions is suitable for offsite timber and engineered wood building sectors with a focus on safety, space saving, efficiency and productivity. Our specialist staff have the knowledge and experience to recommend the most suitable Combilift for every application and provide assistance on sales, hire and after sales service.

www.combilift.com

Essetre

Essetre

Essetre manufactures CNC working centres for processing structural timber elements.  This includes solid timber (as commonly used in the Frame & Truss sector), glulam beams, and Cross Laminated Timber panels.
Essetre was founded in 1979 and began its business by designing and manufacturing woodworking machinery.  Today the company has 12 standard models for the house building sector.  The Essetre machines include advanced multi-axis technology, rigid structures for accuracy & durability, and flexible, intuitive software.  Often these machines are adapted to satisfy the customer’s specific requirements and give our customers a competitive edge.
Essetre is exclusively represented by local sales & service partner Bliss & Reels.
 

www.essetre.com

LAP Laser

LAP Laser

LAP’s laser projection systems are used for projection of polylines or outlines onto working surfaces, work pieces or machine bases. These laser lines are generated directly based upon CAD data and are highly accurate. With the aid of LAP’s laser projection system you can optimise workflow and the quality of your production. Meaning, you may work faster, more flexibly and cleaner than with conventional templates or measuring aids.
LAP Laser is exclusively represented by local sales & service partner Bliss & Reels.
 

www.lap-laser.com

Randek

Randek

Randek are a Swedish company that began working in the industry in the 1940’s to deliver high-performance machines and systems to prefabricated house manufacturers, initially developing manual machines, and later pioneering highly automated production lines.
Randek are the world’s most experienced provider of equipment and production lines for prefabricated housing/building manufacture, including both standard and purpose-engineered equipment for manufacture of open timber frames, closed wall panels, modular buildings, floor cassettes, and roof trusses.
Randek is exclusively represented by local sales & service partner Bliss & Reels.

www.randek.com

Responsible Wood

Responsible Wood

Responsible Wood are committed to protecting and promoting Australia’s unique environments with standards that ensure a forest industry that is environmentally, socially, culturally and commercially sustainable.

We pioneered the development of certification standards for wood and wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests in Australia. Our standards provide guidance and accountability for forest managers, manufacturers and suppliers.

www.responsiblewood.org.au

Rubner Holzbau

Rubner Holzbau

The constant desire for innovation and decades of experience with technically complex and architecturally fascinating projects have made of Rubner Holzbau the ideal partner for large wood projects all over Europe. Besides glulam wood, Rubner also produces prefabricated roof panels and walls, cross-laminated wood panels, wood and glass facades, building envelopes and complete wood building solutions.
 

www.holzbau.rubner.com

SEMA Software

SEMA Software

The SEMA group is the world‘s leading provider of software solutions and additional services in the fields of timber and stair design as well as for sheet metal work. The software adapts perfectly to the individual needs of each customer due to its modular structure and flexible master data.
SEMA have been the market and technology leader providing expertise and know-how as a reliable partner for more than 8,900 customers in 54 countries for more than 33 years.
 

www.sema-soft.de

Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie

For over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie® has focused on creating engineered structural products that help people build safer, stronger buildings economically. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie is recognised for its broad range of connectors, fasteners, anchors and repair, protect and strengthening systems. To find out more about our range visit the website or call 1300 STRONGTIE (1300 787 664)

www.strongtie.com.au

Sponsors

Housing Industry Association Vic

Housing Industry Association Vic

As the only national industry association for Australian building professionals, we represent the interests of the housing industry at regional and national levels. Our extensive membership program supports residential builders, trade contractors, developers, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers. We have been supporting the Australian home building industry for more than 60 years.
 

hia.com.au

Lonza Wood Protection

Lonza Wood Protection

Lonza Wood Protection is part of the Lonza Group, a leading Swiss based biotechnology and specialty chemical company.  We work in partnership with wood processors and manufacturers throughout the Asia Pacific region to preserve, protect and enhance the durability and resilience of wood products against decay, mould, termites, fire and other hazards. Our portfolio of wood protection products includes leading brands such as Tanalised®, Tanalith®, Vacsol® and Antiblu® which have a history of use of up to 70 years in the region.

www.lonzawoodprotection.com

Planet Ark Make it Wood

Planet Ark Make it Wood

Make It Wood - Do Your World Some Good aims to encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material.
When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change. This is because wood is a low carbon option for building - when used in long-lived applications it stores carbon for the long-term, it is renewable and it has a lower embodied energy than many other building materials such as concrete, steel or plastics.
As such, using wood allows us to live a low carbon lifestyle.
Wood is unique among building materials because it is a natural carbon store - up to 50% of its dry weight is carbon. Responsibly sourced wood products store the carbon that the growing trees have removed from the air.
Make It Wood is proudly brought to you by Planet Ark in partnership with Forest and Wood Products Australia.

Principal Supporter

WoodSolutions

WoodSolutions

WoodSolutions provides architects, engineers and other building professionals with information about how to use wood products, with a comprehensive website that offers a one-stop, independent source for information and technical details about designing and specifying with timber and engineered wood products.

www.woodsolutions.com.au

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