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Welcome to the New Zealand Timber Design Society
A technical group of IPENZ engineers New Zealand

Welcome to the New Zealand Timber Design Society website. The purpose of this site is to put tools and information in the hands of designers of timber buildings. Our Design Aids section does exactly that.

The New Zealand Timber Design Society consists of people interested in timber design. Members include engineers, architects, manufacturers, contractors, designers and many others both in New Zealand and around the world.

The New Zealand Timber Design Society exists to foster the designed use of timber. This is achieved by:

  • Providing a forum for members for the collection, collation and dissemination of knowledge about the appropriate use of timber in all its forms.
  • Promotion of new ideas for the use of timber in all areas of design.
  • Designing environmentally sound uses of timber.
  • Fostering research into uses of timber.
  • Encouraging interaction between groups interested in timber production, design and use.
  • Encouraging excellence in design.
  • The provision of design aids

You should consider joining the Timber Design Society if you are involved with the structural use of timber.


Latest News & Updates

The Changing Perceptions of Engineered Timber for Construction 2016 conference will showcase the use of engineered timber internationally as well as explore changes in timber use in New Zealand. Associated with the conference will be a roadshow bringing speakers to other centres
To all TDS Members: The TDS AGM is scheduled for 3:30pm on Wednesday 24th February 2016 and will be held at Jasmax offices, 2 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland.

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WCTE2012: Proceedings

Timber Design Software v1.0 available now

Download a trial version of the Timber Design Software for Engineers click here.

To purchase the software complete the online order form. For further information about the software click here

Timber Design Guide 2007

This book is an essential reference for all architects and engineers designing in structural timber. click here.

Timber Design Society Research Scholarship.

The New Zealand Timber Design Society invites applications from suitable persons for a New Zealand Timber Design Society Scholarship. more