FTMA Webinars

FTMA Australia have hosted over 18 webinars in 2020. The webinars covered a range of issues, including Timber Treatment Compliance, Grant Writing Tips and a 3-part series Tech Forum with a focus on Mid-Rise. To finish off the year, FTMA also hosted a special six week series for our members only.

Upcoming Webinars

FTMA currently has no scheduled upcoming webinars. 

If you missed any of the FTMA Webinars, don’t worry, you can catch up anytime via the links below!

The Six of Weeks of Christmas are 6 webinars in the lead up to the end of the year, created just for our members. It was a chance to hear first hand from our guest fabricators who discussed the market, the impact of the pandemic and special projects including one on timber waste.

The webinars also featured some of our wonderful sponsors, who without their support, we wouldn’t be able to support you.

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Please note this webinar series is only available to FTMA Members.

Fabricators know how their own wood supply works, but do they understand the total market and where the opportunities lie? This webinar held on the 21st of October, features a presentation from Tim Woods of IndustryEdge and a discussion on how to get – and use – the best market intelligence.

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This webinar was our second of October and explored the importance of timber certification for fabricators with EPWAA’s Dave Gover. It was held on the 14th of Oectober.

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This webinar, which was held on the 7th of October, features TPAA’s Jack Norton, who addressed issues around treatment for above and below the Tropic of Capricorn which will assist fabricators with certifiers. There were some interesting and insightful questions on this topic towards the end of the webinar.

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This webinar held on the 23rd of September was the culmination of 12 months of research and analysis led by Alastair Woodard. It captured interviews with a significant proportion of Australia’s Top 100 detached home builders nationally. This critical group account for 40% of Australia’s homes and are major influencers of change and innovation across the market.

Dr Woodard presented an overview of the dynamics of the market and explored the different builder segmentation perspectives, including their views on current and future use of timber building products and systems, and their different expectations of the F&T sector.

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The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund had over 2,500 applicants with only 200 being successful. In other words, only 8% of applications were awarded the $50 million in available funding. Grants and government funding are going to be critical in helping the economy bounce back especially after COVID-19. In turn, the competitive nature of grants will also be heightened. So how can your application stand out from the crowd? Where do you begin with grant writing and what are the expectations? This webinar shared information about how to write a grant that will get noticed and give you a better chance of securing funding. Presenting this webinar was Shelena Serrano of Silver Sponsor, Vekta Automation, who recently helped a FTMA member secure funding.

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On Wednesday 9th September, FTMA hosted a webinar featuring Jason Howes of Arrow Executive who has over 30 years experience dealing with national leading companies. In this webinar he focused on delivering great value and quick tips for sales reps/managers on the following topics: prospecting new business, relationship building, consultative selling, sales process, qualifying, selling value over price and closing.

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On Wednesday 26th August, FTMA hosted a webinar that explored the options of Converting Steel to Timber in Residential Construction.

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FTMA kicked off the webinars with a 3 Part Series Tech Forum with a focus on Mid-Rise. This series was targeted at your: Technical Staff & Salespeople.

If you missed it, you can catch up on all three webinars view the link below.

Part 1: Overview of Frame & Truss Sector Mid-Rise Program and findings by Alastair Woodard.

Live walk around via zoom of WoodSolutions Mid-Rise Model with Laurence Ritchie answering your questions.

Part 2: Overview of Lightweight Timber Mid-Rise Systems discussing Structural Systems, fire separation, acoustics, panelisation and prefabricated supply by WoodSolutions Dean Ashton

Lightweight Mid-Rise Timber Systems – utilisation and manufacture including floor cassettes, wall systems, roof, lift and stair-based shafts by nail plate representative.

Part 3: Presentation by Steve Harvey from Timbertruss who has completed Mid-Rise jobs with lightweight framing and cassettes. And a panel discussion with engineers from each of nailplate providers.

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