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timberbiz -2 days ago

The largest CLT panel in the world

In Austria a timber construction is currently being built with a massive 650m2 cross laminated timber panel, which is a world record. TS3 technology makes it possible, this is a development by Timbatec together with the ETH Zurich and the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Source: Timberbiz TS3 technology is a quantum leap: it frees timber construction from its small structures and makes it a re...

What Wood -2 weeks ago

Stora Enso invests in a new CLT production line in Czech Republic

Stora Enso has decided to invest approximately EUR 79 million in a new production line for cross laminated timber (CLT) at its Ždírec sawmill in the Czech Republic. Production is scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2022. The estimated annual production capacity will be approximately 120.000 m³ after ramp-up. The investment is expected […]...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Stora Enso to invest 79m Euros in CLT production

Stora Enso will invest approximately Euro 79 million in a new production line for cross laminated timber (CLT) at its Ždírec sawmill in the Czech Republic. Production is scheduled to begin during the 3Q 2022. Source: Timberbiz The estimated annual production capacity will be approximately 120,000 m3 after ramp-up. The investment is expected to generate annual sales of approximately Euro 70 milli...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

World-first totally wood multi-storey hotel

MalisGarten is the world’s first 5-storey hotel made entirely of solid wood. PEFC-certified glue laminated timber (binderholz glulam) and cross laminated timber (binderholz CLT BBS) supplied by GmbH were used for the entire supporting structure. Source: Timberbiz The hotel is located in the Zillertal valley, Austria. The inside of the building sees binderholz solid wood panels and profiled w...

timberbiz -1 month ago

CLT stairs lightweight and fast to install

Stora Enso has developed a lightweight, cost-efficient single component solution to building stairs that is fast to install and offers a full timber alternative to concrete or steel stairs. Source: Timberbiz “CLT stairs were born based through market demand. We have seen an increasing interest and now we are able to meet this,” Florian De Monte, Product Manager CLT said. These CLT stairs are r...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Katerra emerges as a leader in American CLT manufacture

Katerra in North American has a CLT manufacturing facility with capacity to produce 185,000 cubic metres annually, the largest in North American timber. Katerra also offers mass timber design, engineering, and construction services, in addition to material production and distribution. Source: Timberbiz This integrated approach stands alone in the North American construction market strengthened by...

timberbiz -2 months 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 -2 months 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 months 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 -2 months 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 -2 months 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 -3 months 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...

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