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timberbiz -5 days 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 -2 weeks 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 -4 weeks 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 -4 weeks 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 -1 month 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...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Värö mill investments to make it a Nordic leader in CLT

Södra is investing further in its sawmill at Värö, primarily in final trimming and drying, but also in other parts of the facility. In April last year, the company announced plans to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility at Värö. Source: Timberbiz “We can now see that our investment in the CLT facility will also make it possible for us to improve the flow and customer offering f...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Chadstone Link-ed with glulam arches

The “Chadstone Link”, a stylish and weather-protected walkway, links the Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne to a new office tower “Tower 1” and to the new MGallery of the Sofitel-Hotel Group. It comprises 31 individually formed timber glulam arches. Sources: Timberbiz, Timber Architecture On a length of 110 metres, the spaciously designed and multi-purpose area in one of the largest sh...

timberbiz -1 month ago

SA mid rise timber engineering workshop

With the recent increased use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) for commercial and mid-rise buildings, there has been growing demand for structural design information. The engineering of such structures requires designers to look beyond Australian Standards, as they update and keep pace with emerging technology. Source: Timberbiz To address this, and in parallel wit...

Forest Sweden -1 month ago

Investments in sawmill at Värö

Södra is making extensive investments in the sawmill at Värö, primarily in final trimming and drying, but also in other parts of the facility. “In April last year, we announced our plans to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility at Värö. We can now see that our investment in the CLT facility will also make it possible for us to improve the flow and customer offering for our sawn timb...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Friday Analysis

To paraphrase former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, the timber industry in Australia and New Zealand currently have some known knowns, and some unknown unknowns. To put it another way, the timber industry hopes it has a future, it just isn’t certain of what that future looks like. Source: Bruce Mitchell In Australia, early estimates are that contractors have lost up to $15 million in r...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Friday Analysis: Knowns & Unknowns

To paraphrase former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, the timber industry in Australia and New Zealand currently have some known knowns, and some unknown unknowns. To put it another way, the timber industry hopes it has a future, it just isn’t certain of what that future looks like. Source: Bruce Mitchell In Australia, early estimates are that contractors have lost up to $15 million in r...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Timber speaks French

As part of the French government’s push for sustainable urban development, President Emmanuel Macron has announced that, by 2022, all new public buildings financed by the state must contain at least 50% wood. Sources: Timberbiz, The Times The local government in Paris had already pledged a greater use of wood in new structures for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with all Olympic buildings up ...

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