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timberbiz -yesterday

Katerra CLT factory gains 3 certifications

Katerra’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, US has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Source: Timberbiz Katerra, is a technology company in the construction industry, a...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

CLT360+ a new digital assistant for timber building installation

In the small Norwegian town of Kolvereid, a new daycare centre was started at the beginning of 2020. It was one of wood construction company Woodcon’s many timber projects, but what looked like an ordinary building site was the testing ground for CLT360+, a digital assistant that is set to simplify the installation process. Source: Timberbiz The newly launched CLT360+ is a smart digital solution...

Forest Sweden -1 month ago

Södra selects Ledinek’s production line for new CLT facility

Last year, Södra decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. Project planning and procurement is ongoing and Södra has now selected Ledinek as the supplier of a new production line – from intake to pressing. / Södra...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Ledinek to supply production line for Sodra CLT

Last year, Södra decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. The company has chosen Ledinek to supply its new production line. Source: Timberbiz Project planning and procurement is ongoing and Södra has selected Ledinek as the supplier of a new production line from intake to pressing. The new facility will be established at the c...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Australian and NZ Forest Products Map 2020

The fourth edition of the Australia & New Zealand Forestry Products Industry Map is out. This 2020 edition is a full-colour map combining the wood processing and manufacturing operations of both New Zealand and Australia. Source: Timberbiz The map features more than 50 major updates to mill locations, ownership and production. There are 171 wood processing operations listed; including ...

Forest Sweden -2 months ago

Södra’s CLT to be used in construction of “Hoppet” preschool

Södra will be supplying CLT (cross-laminated timber) to the “Hoppet” preschool innovation project in Gothenburg. The climate impact of the construction project is 70 percent lower than similar projects of this nature, and is part of the process to achieve the City of Gothenburg’s goal of becoming a climate-neutral city. The preschool is expected to be completed in 2021. / Södra...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Determining self-extinguishment characteristics of CLT

A full-scale fire test using Xlam supplied CLT was undertaken at the QFES’ White’s Island Live Fire Training facility. Hyne Timber and XLam are supporters of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub to Transform Future Tall Timber Buildings. Source: Timberbiz The test was undertaken for The Hub’s project “Exploring the self-extinguishment ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Timber office unglued at the seams

Engineers at the University of Liverpool, alongside industrial partners, have designed and built an adhesive-free timber office building at Ness Gardens in the UK in order to evaluate a more environmentally friendly construction method. Source: Timberbiz The key idea behind the new `green’ office structure is to use timber to connect timber and to use timber to reinforce timber. Engineers design...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Silicon Valley tech comes to Victorian conference

US based Katerra is a company taking the building industry to a new level, applying Silicon Valley technology to design and construction. Source: Timberbiz “Katerra is a new kind of company in the building industry, delivering end-to-end integration with significant investment in technological and design innovation,” Craig Curtis, President of Katerra Architecture, said. Mr Curtis will be pres...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Tassie gov’t takes a bold step forward, Victoria stays under the green thumb

In a week when the industry as a whole seemed to take a deep breath, there were three or four events of note. In Tasmania, the State Government has made a clear and bold decision to legislate for mechanical fuel reduction to tackle bushfires. Source: Bruce Mitchell Premier Peter Gutwein said the legislation would make it easier for authorities to undertake bushfire mitigation measures such as fuel...

timberbiz -3 months ago

IndustryEdge estimates of CLT and Glulam for the future

The announcement from Timberlink Australia that it would invest in a state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) facility in the Green Triangle (South Australia and Victoria) indicates the growing market for engineered wood products. Sources: IndustryEdge, Timberbiz An increasingly important element of mid-rise residential buildings in Australia, product...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Ledinek makes largest planer for glulam

Ledinek engineering has built and delivered the largest planer for glulam in its history. The maximum planing width is 3.000 mm and the planing height goes up to 610 mm. Source: Timberbiz This means that both very wide and curved object beams can be planed. Block gluing for columns can be planed up to a height of 610 mm. Ledinek would not say for which company the machinery was designed and commis...

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