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timberbiz -5 days ago

Scion’s new timber innovation hub on the rise

Scion’s new innovation hub in New Zealand is taking shape with the three-storey building rising up as the massive timber components, assembled into diagonal grids, are secured in place. Source: Timberbiz Ready-to-assemble diagrid components arrived on site 26 July 2019. A specialist team started putting all the pieces together on Monday 29 July and the building is coming along in leaps and bound...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

UK Timber Innovation Awards 2019 shortlist

Colourful, shimmering sequins made from wood-derived cellulose and a modular self-build system which allows you to build your own home from pre-cut plywood modules are just two of the outstanding entries shortlisted for this year’s TTJ Timber Innovation Award shortlist in the UK. Source: Timberbiz Jointly sponsored by TRADA and Timber at UK Construction Week, the Awards are a celebration of p...

Forest2Market -2 weeks ago

CLT and Wood Construction Products Help Combat Anti-Forestry Narrative

Those of us close to the forest products supply chain have watched with great interest as the cross-laminated timber (CLT) and “mass timber” building products industry has exploded over the last decade. While policy drivers such as the Timber Innovation Act and the International Code Council’s change in building codes have assisted in the making these products more mainstream, th...

treehugger -3 weeks ago

Why is Ontario building a CLT factory so far from the forests?

First they cancel the tree planting program in the north. Then this....

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Feasibility study for Stora Enso CLT in Czech Republic

Stora Enso has initiated feasibility studies for a possible cross laminated timber (CLT) unit in connection with its Ždírec mill in the Czech Republic and a new construction beam unit to be located at the Ybbs mill in Austria. Stora Enso also plans to consolidate production to increase focus on efficiency and to streamline the asset base. Source: Timberbiz The proposed expansion in Ždírec woul...

What Wood -4 weeks ago

Segezha Group and Etalon Group initiated testing of CLT panels for making changes in building regulations

Segezha Group and Etalon Group (part of AFK ”Sistema”) initiated the process of finalizing the existing Russian standards for approval in the construction of administrative buildings and apartment buildings with the use of wooden structures, as well as the launch of full-scale testing procedures for these structures. “In general, wooden structures, including CLT, have a […]...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Private Forests Tas hosts event to show market opportunities

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) recently held an event to discuss market opportunities for the northern Tasmania private forests sector with attendees from timber processors, forestry companies, general foresters, farmers and politicians. Source: Timberbiz Penny Wells, PFT’s CEO, opened the event and introduced the Hon Guy Barnett Minister for Resources, Minister for Primary Industries and Water,...

timberbiz -1 month ago

European glulam vs Australian labelling

Glue-laminated timber structural grades in Europe are different than in Australia and the confusion between the two grading systems started from how they’re labelled. Both the Australian and European products label their glulam products using the GL’X’ descriptor, but it refers to different structural properties. Source: Timberbiz The Australian building and construction industry uses a wid...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Russia starts on its first CLT plant

On 25 June, Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda Region, and Mikhail Shamolin, President and Board Chairman of Segezha Group, launched the construction of the first CLT manufacturing plant to be built in Russia. Source: Timberbiz The Governor and the Head of the company took part in a symbolic ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the future plant. Senior management also signed the add...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Forum on market opportunities in Northern Tas Private Forest

A forum run by Private Forests Tasmania will consider market opportunities for the Northern Tasmanian private forestry sector discussing how farmers can profitably incorporate trees onto their land. Source: Timberbiz The forum will discuss current and future market opportunities with an expert panel of representatives from Forico Pty Ltd, Pentarch Forestry, PF Olsen, Reliance Forest Fibre, Koppers...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Timber is good, but competitive materials are fighting back

Timber is a sustainable weapon for a non-carbon future, but competitive materials are also fighting back, the Frame Australia Timber Offsite Construction conference was told this week. The major projects director and timber expertise leader at Aurecon, Ralph Belperio, said that the other industries were not sitting on their hands. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “Concrete and steel are also...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Forum Wood Building – Nordic 2019

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019, which will be held in Helsinki in September, will be the eighth Nordic conference and will focus on the role of design in the future especially with veneer and massive wood construction but keeping in mind resource efficiency and sustainability. Source: Timberbiz It is the main conference for wood construction in the Nordic countries and part of the international F...