WoodSolutions Young Professionals Network kicks off

The free networking events provide opportunities for early career practitioners to develop useful contacts and enhance their knowledge of industry issues.

The network will hold regular meetings focusing on hot topics concerning timber construction. Laurence Ritchie, FWPA Cost and Program Estimator, Mid-rise Advisory Program, said the aim of these monthly meet-ups is to provide early career graduates with an informal, convenient opportunity to up-skill and network.

“Attendees will have the chance to learn more about building, sustainability, design and so on,” said Mr Ritchie, “but just as importantly they will meet people at the same stage of their careers, albeit in different areas of the industry, and this will provide them with the opportunity to develop lasting, broad networks for the future.”

The WoodSolutions Young Professionals Network is open to all young professionals under 35 years old who are currently employed in the property design or construction industries.

The first event included presentations that provided an introduction to engineered wood products and an update on some of the most exciting engineered timber projects currently planned or under construction around the world.

Anyone who can’t attend events but would like to stay updated on future happenings of the network can join the WSYPN Facebook group, which functions as a forum and news source for new developments in timber construction. For more information, you can contact Laurence at Laurence.ritchie@woodsolutions.com.au to join the mailing list.