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The Timber Development Association of New South Wales (TDA) generally referred to as Timber Development Association or TDA, is an industry-funded association representing all segments of the timber industry, from forestry, manufacture to supply.

The TDA was incorporated on the 21st October 1938. Its original mission was to promote the use and sale of timber of all kinds, whether native to Australia or imported from abroad. It was also mandated to promote the interests of all persons, firms or companies in Australia involved with timber or wood technology, or engaged in forestry. The TDA mission has evolved considerably over the years. The TDA now concentrates on the technological advancement and market development of the timber industry.

Andrew Dunn

CEO

 

TDA Activities

TDA has several activities, these include;

The vision of the Australian Timber Design Awards is to highlight, advertise, advocate, and develop a timber design ethos through the encouragement and showcasing of superlative timber design in a variety of applications. A broad range of entry categories demonstrates the diversity of timber and permits recognition of achievement in a variety of areas.


The Australian Timber Design Awards is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for businesses, designers and entrepreneurs involved in the building environment design field with different experience levels, diverse professional disciplines and a timber design focus to compete on, while providing them with a national (if not international) audience to showcase their success and talents to. The Australian Timber Design Awards and Competition aim to act as blender; to bring together architects, designers, builders, engineers, students, businesses and the press.

Timber Architecture and Construction is a weekly newsletter dedicated to the world best in timber design. The aim is to make designers of timber building and structures aware of the very best for inspiration and advancement of knowledge.

The newsletter is operated by the Timber Development Association an Australian industry-funded association representing all segments of the timber industry, from forestry, manufacture to supply. TDA’s objectives are to promote and educate the use of timber and timber-related products.

International and Local Tours

TDA has led more than 10 building professional tours to various regions of the world and Australia. Locations include central Europe, United States, Canada, and New Zealand, as well as Australian based tours.

Tours usually visit building sites under construction or recently completed, factories, and fabrication facilities. 

Research

TDA conducts research for the Forest and Wood Products Australia and directly for timber companies. Research is wide-reaching from strategic planning for companies to acoustic, fire and structural testing.

Current projects

  • Timber Connector Fire Resistance

  • Polyurethane bonded timber elements in fire

  • Monitoring Building Physics in a 6 Storey Timber Framed Apartment Building

Recently completed projects

WoodSolutions Technical Presentations

TDA presented over 50 inspirational and technical tutorials and seminars for FWPA's WoodSolutions. These were attended by nearly 1,500 design and building professionals

 

TDA Activities

TDA has several activities, these include;

 

The vision of the Australian Timber Design Awards is to highlight, advertise, advocate, and develop a timber design ethos through the encouragement and showcasing of superlative timber design in a variety of applications. A broad range of entry categories demonstrates the diversity of timber and permits recognition of achievement in a variety of areas.


The Australian Timber Design Awards is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for businesses, designers and entrepreneurs involved in the building environment design field with different experience levels, diverse professional disciplines and a timber design focus to compete on, while providing them with a national (if not international) audience to showcase their success and talents to. The Australian Timber Design Awards and Competition aim to act as blender; to bring together architects, designers, builders, engineers, students, businesses and the press.

Winner of 2019 Australian Timber Design Awards James Fitzpatrick with Eileen Newbury , National Marketing and Comm Manager

Forest and Wood Products Australia, Gold Sponsor, Australian Timber Design Awards.

Timber Advisory Services

Fee advice and material for educators and business professionals.

 

Tasmanian Timber offers a free expert timber helpline operated by the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) at the University of Tasmania.

Call the Expert Helpline on 1300 041 766


The free-call service is available to anyone specifying timber and provides support on choosing the right timber for the right application, obtaining quotes from suppliers, and troubleshooting problems throughout a project.


Requests for quotes will be sent to all relevant suppliers of the requested product. Suppliers to the Tasmanian Timber campaign are all certified sustainable, hold Chain of Custody certification and are independently audited under a strict Quality Assurance Program.

TDA Book Shop

The Acceptable Standards of Domestic Construction handbook (ASDC) and the Acceptable Standards of Medium Density Housing Construction handbook (ASMDHC) are just some of the many publications available from the TDA book shop. 

All orders require payment in advance and are immediately shipped upon remittance.

 

TDA Membership

Membership of the TDA gives you a say in how the timber industry is represented to government. It gives you a voice in determining how timber products are promoted to the public and the direction of timber research and development. Perhaps most importantly, membership ensures that the timber industry is well represented in crucial public debates on such issues as sustainability and climate change. Annual membership rates are as follows:

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Annual Memberships Rates

$1,650.00 Trade Association / Councils


$ 550.00 Timber Organisations / Companies

(* + $110.00 for each branch or division) 

$550.00 Complementary segments of the Industry

(Paint, Tools, Building companies etc.)

All fees are GST inclusive

Fees are subject to change without notice.

TDA Membership Applications

Email your Completed Application to


info@tdansw.asn.au


or

Post Application to ...

Unit 6

281 Pacific Highway

North Sydney 2060 NSW

T. 0420 232 253

 

Useful Links

 

TDA and Sustainability

TDA developed a sustainability statement many years ago, repeated below, for assistance in carrying out decisions in our operations.

The TDA will integrate the principles of ecologically sustainable development into all our decision making processes, and our own activities, to mutually ensure the optimisation of welfare of this generation and all future generations. We will continue to encourage the industry we represent to be dynamic and develop business practices and products that promote sustainability. We aim to ensure the long term health of the natural resource and achieve economic, social and environmental sustainability within our industry.

 

Timber Development Association
Annual Reports

 
Stacked Wooden Logs

Contact
Timber Development Association

U6/281 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia

T. 0420 232 253

 

T. 0420 232 253

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