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NSW Landscape Tech: Essential Guide to Timber and Coatings

NSW Landscape Tech: Essential Guide to Timber and Coatings

AILA’s new Landscape Technical CPD sessions provides a forum for presentation and exhibition of industry information in an educational and inspiring format. The sessions offer landscape architects the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and research from Australia’s leading suppliers in one jam-packed session.


Presentation 1: Using Timber Externally and Finishes


This presentation will describe and highlight the key factors that need to be considered and addressed to design and specify for successful external timber use and application. These will include, but not be limited to: extent/degree of weather exposure; basic material properties (wood, connections); environmental considerations; and finishes and maintenance. Some case studies will be referenced to highlight specific issues. 

After this presentation participants learning outcomes will be:

  • Describe the key considerations that impact on successful use of timber externally

  • Understand the factors effecting timber performance externally

  • Understand the key timber properties and details for successful performance of timber and wood products used externally


Presenter: Stephen Mitchell, MEM UNSW – Timber Development Association & WoodSolutions


Presentation 2: Specification of Timber Coatings


To increase the lifespan of timber, many species need to be coated. But, with so many different timber coatings available, it can be confusing to choose the right one. Design is one of the most important factors when deciding on a coating, as your choice will determine what you, and the client, wants the timber to look like now, and into the future. This presentation will give you greater confidence in specifying timber coatings by explaining;

  • Describe what coating options are available

  • Name factors to consider when choosing a coating

  • Explain why maintenance is important


Presenter: Amanda Chalmers, Brand Manager, Trade - Intergrain 


Date: Thursday 21st of May

Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm

Venue: AECOM, 420 George Street, Sydney - From ground level of 420 George Street, please make your way up the stairs to the turnstiles where an AECOM representative will be there to greet you.

CPD points: 1.5

Cost: free for AILA members, $40 for non-AILA members

Light refreshments will be served.


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21/05/2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
AECOM. 420 George St SYDNEY NSW 2000

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