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What Wood -1 week ago

Dmitry Rudenko, Vice President of Segezha Group: demand for wooden houses currently exceeds the productive capacity

The share of wooden houses in the total low-rise housing construction in the USA, Canada, and Finland is over 80%. The share of total wooden housing construction reaches 50% in many countries, while in Russia it is only 12%. Many developed countries are also intensifying construction using cross-laminated timber (CLT). This European technology appeared in […]...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Rebuild the spire but spare the trees | Brief letters

Notre Dame | Dogs | Cats | Big mistakes | Royal awardA thousand ancient trees are to be felled to replace la forêt in the roof of Notre Dame (Report, 16 February). Why use pristine oak? No one will ever see these timbers. Surely this is an excellent opportunity to use glulam beams, which are stronger, highly sustainable, and do not require the felling of ancient trees. The cathedral’s original ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Reaching for the Sky in first multi-storey commercial UK timber building

At its headquarters in West London, satellite broadcaster Sky has built a new educational facility using PEFC-certified engineered timber. Under the banner of Believe in Better Buildings (BiBB), the building reflects the company’s sustainable aspirations. Source: Timberbiz As the first multi-storey timber commercial office in the UK, it demonstrates the use of offsite prefabrication and timber c...

What Wood -2 weeks ago

Russian Timber Journal 01-2021: Dmitry Rudenko, Vice President of Segezha Group: demand for wooden houses currently exceeds the productive capacity; the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia held the IV LPK 360° Timber Industry Forum themed A New Era of Development as part of the measures for the development of the timber industry; the Government approved the RF Forest Sector Development Strategy until 2030; how soon will Russia become the world’s largest wood pellet supplier?

Russian Timber Journal 01-2021: WhatWood Agency interviewed Dmitry Rudenko, Vice President of Segezha Group, about the expectations for wooden housing construction and the CLT construction technology that is relatively new for Russia; WhatWood Agency summarizes key theses of the plenary session the IV LPK 360° Timber Industry Forum, as well as the results of voting by participants […]...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Hundegger to supply machinery for Timberlink’s new Tarpeena plant

Hundegger will supply the key CNC machining equipment for Timberlink’s new Cross Laminated Timber and Glue Laminated Timber plant being built in Tarpeena, South Australia. Source: Timberbiz The decision to commission Hundegger Australasia Pty Ltd comes following an extensive international review to find the best Computer Numerical Control (CNC) panel machining technology for Timberlink’s state...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Bendigo GovHub Vic timber frame building to be largest

A head contractor has been chosen to construct Victoria’s largest timber frame building in Bendigo. A joint venture between Bendigo-based builder Fairbrother and one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest construction providers, Icon, has been appointed to deliver the $90 million project, the Bendigo GovHub. Source: Timberbiz Icon Fairbrother will work closely with Lyons Architects and Arup En...

What Wood -3 weeks ago

Segezha Group produced a large-sized CLT panel weighing about 9.5 tons

Sokol CLT (Segezha Group’s plant) has manufactured a large-sized CLT panel of nine layers: 16 m long, 3.5 m wide, 0.4 m thick. The volume of timber in one panel is 22.4 m³, its weight is about 9.5 tons. It is the first time ever that a solid wood product of this size has been […]...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

New building act in Sweden promotes timber

In Sweden the Act on Climate Declarations for Buildings has come into force in January 2022. This is a new declaration aims to drive developments towards more sustainable construction. Source: Timberbiz The frame is normally the part of a building with the greatest climate impact. On average, it accounts for 45% of the climate footprint when constructing apartment buildings with four to eight stor...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Frame Australia webinar series launches in February

As the trend to sustainability gathers pace, Frame Australia is launching a unique series of CPD-accredited webinars featuring innovative timber and mass wood construction projects. Source: Timberbiz The use of offsite timber and mass wood building construction in Australia has doubled in just two years. This trend is being driven by the financial and environmental benefits delivered by timber and...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Frame Australia Webinar series launches in February

As the trend to sustainability gathers pace, Frame Australia is launching a unique series of CPD-accredited webinars featuring innovative timber and mass wood construction projects. Source: Timberbiz The use of offsite timber and mass wood building construction in Australia has doubled in just two years. This trend is being driven by the financial and environmental benefits delivered by timber and...

USFS -1 month ago

Seismic performance factors for cross-laminated timber shear wall systems in the United States

Seismic force resisting systems based on cross-laminated timber (CLT) shear walls have garnered considerable attention for in mid-rise construction around the world. The purpose of this study was to determine seismic performance factors for CLT shear wall systems in platform type construction. These factors, namely, the response modification factors, R, overstrength factor, Ωo and deflection ampl...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Opinion: Marc Peruzzi – mass timber could be the silver buckshot

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: the construction business accounts for an estimated 23% of the world’s carbon-dioxide emissions—5.7 billion tons, according to the most recent estimates. Much of this comes from the use of concrete and steel, the two biggest contributors to emissions in the building sector. As the BBC has reported, if the concrete industry were a country, it would...

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