An inspiring wood advocate, Canadian architect Tye Farrow
From New Zealand Tree grower May 2013
Tenco is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters of forest products. We have built to this position since 1991 when the company was set up to export lumber to growing Asian export markets. Experience and reputation count; from small beginnings Tenco has become the largest independent exporter of New Zealand lumber and New Zealand’s 4th largest log exporter. Tenco has a regular shipping program of their own log vessels and in combination with these and other ships currently calls at 7 New Zealand ports (5 North Island and 2 South Island).
Tenco buys standing forests. Tenco currently has a number of forests which they purchased at harvestable age to log over a number of years for export and domestic markets. Tenco also regularly buys smaller tracts of forest to harvest immediately or immature forests to hold until harvest time. Tenco is interested in broadening the base of owners from whom it purchases forests and stands of trees. A deal with Tenco is a certain transaction. The owner and Tenco will agree on a value of the tree crop and then Tenco will pay this amount to the owner either in a lump sum amount or on rate per volume unit out-turn from the forest depending on the nature of the tree crop.
Tenco knows there are a lot of farmers who have trees that are close or ready to harvest and will be asking themselves how they should proceed with the sale of their trees. For some farmers the kind of certain transaction with money in the bank could well be appealing. Tenco is actively interested in buying harvestable forests or trees from areas including all the North Island (except the Gisborne and East Coast districts) and Nelson & Marlborough in the South Island .
If you own a forest in this area (16 years and older) and are ready to enter into this kind of agreement Tenco is interested to develop something with you.
Please contact: Josh.Bannan@tenco.co.nz
Work: +64 7 357 5356 Mobile: +64 21 921 595 www.tenco.co.nz
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of experiencing a presentation by the Canadian architect Tye Farrow. Jane Arnott, CEO of NZ Wood, deserves credit for arranging Tye’s visit and for organising several presentations and meetings around New Zealand.
Tye is an inspirational presenter and an enthusiastic wood advocate. His advocacy for wood comes from his attempt to make the environment attractive and exciting. Tye introduced the concept of ‘salutogenesis’ - true health that comes from the environment. If the environment is pleasant and inspiring people feel uplifted. If hospitals are pleasantly and innovatively designed, patient recovery is not only quicker, but also require less medication.
An extract from a Tye Farrow google search produces the following −
‘The concept of salutogenic design moves beyond conventional notions of sustainability to encompass not just the building’s impact on the environment, but also its impact on users. It becomes another measure of good design. ... we’re no longer going to settle for design that is simply profitable, or efficient, or sustainable, or programmatically compliant, or any of a dozen other measures of design success,' says Ray Pentecost, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Tye has wood-designed hospitals and public buildings in Canada as well as many other countries. At present there are no hospitals in New Zealand where wood is the major building material. Tye’s designs have won major awards. Patients have made very favourable comments.
Tye was awarded Canada’s Ministry of Health contracts for hospital design only because he was able to prove that building in wood was no more expensive than building in steel and concrete. We can only hope that Tye’s New Zealand visit has stimulated architects, hospital administrators and the government to follow what he has been achieved in Canada and other countries. Hospitals will benefit as well as wood growers. Examples of Tye Farrow’s innovative wooden buildings can be found on his home page www.farrowpartners.ca.
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