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timberbiz -2 days ago

International accolades for International House

International House in Sydney, the first commercial office building in Australia made from timber, has won a major award at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. The seven-floor structure, which is also the world’s tallest commercial building made from engineered wood, was awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. The award is supported by PEFC. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz...

timberbiz -1 week ago

AFPA calls for 400,000 hectares of trees to be planted

Changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) will create expanded opportunities for designers, developers and builders to develop innovative mid-rise timber buildings. However, this positive development again reinforces the need for focus on future timber supply and getting more trees planted to ensure demand can be met in coming decades. Source: Timberbiz The range of building classes in which...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

New National Construction Code to increase demand for timber products 

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) released the preview version of the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC) that increases the range of buildings, up to an effective height of 25m, in which fire-protected timber construction systems can be used. The new Classes add schools, retail premises, hospitals and aged care facilities to the previously approved multi-residential, hospitality accomm...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Massive growth expected in global CLT market

The Global cross laminated timber (CLT) market expected to reach USD1606 million in 2024, growing at a CAGR of 15% between 2018 and 2024. The cross laminated timber (CLT) market is likely to be driven by rising product demand for construction and building applications, due to its cost-effectiveness and sustainability concerns in the forecast period. Source: Timberbiz Zion Market Research ...

Forest2Market -4 weeks ago

CLT and Engineered Wood Products Poised for Growth in 2019

With the recent passage of the Farm Bill, investment and commercial interest in cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other engineered wood products is poised to take off in 2019. The new bill authorizes the Timber Innovation Act, which was introduced in 2017 and incentivizes investment and R&D into these and other wood products that can support multi-level structures taller than six st...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Skills Standards Development Projects Update

Advances in Woodmachining and Sawdoctoring Project and the Sawmill Timber and Process Optimisation Project are currently in the development phase. These projects commenced with the establishment of Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) in late August 2018. Following feedback and consultations with the TACs, work has begun on reviewing the Certificate III in Sawdoctoring and Certificate III in Woodm...

timberbiz -2 months ago

New Geelong timber manufacturing factory “industry game-changer”

Quintessential Equity has hailed the opening of a new Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) processing and offsite manufacturing factory at Avalon Airport’s new industrial precinct, as a major win for both the City of Geelong and the building industry’s march toward more sustainable methods of construction. Source: Timberbiz Executive chairman of Quintessential Equity, Shane Quinn, said the launch of C...

What Wood -2 months ago

The Governor of the Vologda region and the President of Segezha Group discussed the prospects of construction of CLT-plant in Sokol

By 2020, Segezha Group will create a new enterprise for the production of CLT panels in the Sokolsky district of the Vologda region. The prospects of launching a new production of exclusive construction material for wooden housing construction on the basis of the Sokolsky woodworking plant on December 05 were discussed at a working meeting […]...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Member for Logan sees tall timber buildings grow the economy

Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building situated in King Street, Bowen Hills (Queensland) and comprising of 3097 individual timber elements, has just been officially opened. The Lendlease development heralds opportunities for the Queensland’s forest and timber industry, given the demand for timber as a renewable and carbon friendly material in the emerging markets of mid-rise and...