Wed, 11 Mar | Five Mile Radius

Forest to Facade / Sean Ryan / Short Course

A timely update of Australian land management, our forestry industry, timber supply chains and the emerging Australian timbers we should all support. $45 / $25. CPD Accredited.
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Forest to Facade / Sean Ryan / Short Course

Time & Location

11 Mar 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Five Mile Radius, 10 Atkins St, Red Hill QLD 4059, Australia

About the Event

From fire management to native harvesting the Australian forestry industry is largely misunderstood. For instance did you realise that sustainable harvesting from our native landscapes is actually a good thing?  And what about fire management? How does removing trees impact the way the land burns? So many questions! Now more than ever we need to better understand the origins of our timber.  

Enter forestry legend Sean Ryan of the Private Forestry Service of QLD. Join us for an entertaining evening packed with practical facts about our current industry, sustainable supply chains and emerging Australian timbers… imparted by one of the absolute heros in the game. 

What you’ll learn:

  • A short history of the Australian Forestry industry, arriving at the current context. 
  • The state of the timber industry today. 
  • Fire management, fire behaviour and building design for fire prone areas.
  • Hardwood plantation versus Native forest production.
  • The public perceptions and sustainability credentials of different timber products.
  • Environmental timber standards (AFS and chain of custody) and their application.
  • Hardwood species and their characteristics.
  • Emerging Australian timber building products.    

Formal Outcomes:

  • Architects can claim 1 formal CPD point + 1 informal CPD point for attending this event.  
  • A digital certificate for attending the event is available on request.

About Our Speaker: 

Sean Ryan has 40 years experience in the Natural Resource Management industry with 14 years in a Chief Executive Officer role and over 20 years in project management roles. He has extensive experience in natural area management within both private portfolios and National Parks. Sean is conversant with large-scale collaborative project delivery; community forest extension; landholder liaison; and stakeholder engagement programs. His technical expertise lies in successful multifaceted project delivery alongside best forest management and revegetation. He has a wealth of knowledge on fire management and all silvicultural systems. 

Sean has presented at multiple conferences and venues, including many overseas invitations. He is a past winner of the Master Tree Farmer of the Year Award, and has a Gympie Messmate native hardwood plantation which he established more than 20 years ago on his home property. Sean is involved in many innovative research programs, collaborating with State and Federal governments, research and educational institutions, and industry groups to achieve better outcomes for sustainable forest management. He regularly participates in state and national forest policy development.


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