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timberbiz -2 days ago

Hyne glulam plant commissioned in Maryborough

Hyne Timber’s new $23 million Glue Laminated Timber Plant in Maryborough has been officially commissioned. Marking the completion of commissioning, Hyne Timber welcomed Queensland Minister for State Development, the Hon Kate Jones and Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders to the unveiling of the new Glue Laminated Timber Plant in Maryborough. Source: Timberbiz The investment generating 80 jobs ...

IUFRO -4 days ago

Lignin from Wood and Agricultural Waste to be used in Automotive, Mass Timber (CLT) and Construction Applications

Lignin from Wood and Agricultural Waste to be used in Automotive, Mass Timber (CLT) and Construction Applications Guest blog by Lauren Noel, Communications Manager for the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University (IUFRO Member Organization) MSU and Michigan Tech researchers study using lignin from wood and agricultural waste to replace petroleum-based polyols in polyurethane […]...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Regents Park theatre employs CLT for new buildings

Regents Park’s Open Air theatre in London has used PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) to provide a stunning series of sustainable buildings. Opened in the 1930s, the theatre undertook a re-development project, using CLT for a series of buildings designed by Haworth Tompkins Architects and erected by Eurban. Source: Timberbiz A new backstage area was built, comprising an office bloc...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Comparative life-cycle assessment of a high-rise mass timber building with an equivalent reinforced concrete alternative using the Athena Impact Estimator for buildings

Buildings consume large amounts of materials and energy, making them one of the highest environmental impactors. Quantifying the impact of building materials can be critical to developing an effective greenhouse gas mitigation strategy. Using Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings (IE4B), this paper compares cradle-to-grave life-cycle assessment (LCA) results for a 12-story building constructed fro...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Technicalities of making glulam from fibre managed E. nitens

Glue laminated timber, glulam, is a highly attractive, versatile structural solution for architects and structural engineers thanks to its ability to achieve long spans and curves, without compromising strength or aesthetic qualities. Source: Timberbiz Currently, most glulam elements and other engineered wood products worldwide are made using softwoods, like Pinus radiata, however the research tea...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Keith is poised to stand among the tallest

Recent approval by the City of Vancouver for the construction of wood for commercial and residential projects of up to 12-storeys is great news for the architecture, engineering and construction community. Source: Panels & Furniture. Source: Timberbiz Following the Tallwood House at Brock Commons, named the tallest mass timber building in the world in 2017, Fast + Epp has seen heightened recog...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Vistek to provide free webinars on mass timber uses

Vistek Structural Engineers are providing pro-bono webinars on mass timber aimed at design and construction professionals who are keen to learn more about this new form of construction. Source: Timberbiz The Melbourne-based firm has been a pioneer in the mass timber space in Australia, completing milestone projects such as the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) building made from Australian CLT. O...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Opinion: Rudolf van Rensburg – should New Zealand export its logs?

New Zealand currently exports around NZD3.5 billion of unprocessed roundwood a year. New innovative wood products combined with environmentally friendly construction can create value-adding alternatives which would more than double the current value of roundwood exports. The export of commodities in return for a free flow of finished goods in a global free trading market is being questioned, parti...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Buy Aussie Timber First to support the industry

Timberlink has backed the Australian Forest Products Association’s campaign to help sustain and support the Aussie timber industry through the CoViD-19 economic downturn. Timberlink CEO Ian Tyson said that in “normal economic times” Australia produced around 80% of the softwood timber that is used to build homes for Australians. Source: Timberbiz The balance of supply is imported however, th...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Timberlinks CLT plant talks underway in Vic & SA governments

Timberlink’s plans to build a CLT plant in South Australia or Victoria are on track despite the CoVid-19 pandemic. The company announced in February its plans to enter the growing mass timber market enabled through a state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) manufacturing facility. Source: Timberbiz David Oliver EGM Sales, Marketing and Corporate Affairs at...

USFS -2 months ago

100-year performance of timber–concrete composite bridges in the United States

The use of timber–concrete composite (TCC) bridges in the United States dates back to approximately 1924 when the first bridge was constructed. Since then a large number of bridges have been built, of which more than 1,400 remain in service. The oldest bridges still in service are now more than 84 years old and predominately consist of two different TCC systems. The first system is a slab-type s...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Sumitomo develops new fireproof wooden beam

Sumitomo Forestry announced that its in-house developed wooden beam has received certification as a two-hour fireproof structural member in February 2020 in Japan, while the pillar has passed the performance evaluation test for a two-hour fireproof structural member in March. Source: Timberbiz These original wooden beam and pillar components are fireproof structural members suitable for use in med...

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