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timberbiz -2 days 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...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Electronic tags to track timber

The advantages of prefabricated timber systems in construction are being given a boost by researchers trialling Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking technology to improve on-site processes.  The latest podcast episode of WoodChat focuses on research funded by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), which has been testing the value proposition associated with attaching small, compute...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Development of a ready-to-assemble tornado shelter from cross-laminated timber (CLT): impact and wind pressure testing

The development and use of tornado shelters have helped reduce loss of human life associated with extreme weather events. Currently, the majority of shelters are built from either steel or concrete. The development of the cross-laminated timber (CLT) industry in the United States has provided an ideal wood product to resist the debris impact and high wind forces associated with tornados. This repo...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Deakin University studies Australian made CLT

Deakin University engineering researchers have begun a new investigation into Australian-made Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) with experimental results expected to reveal the full potential of this innovative and environmentally friendly construction material. Source: Timberbiz The research team, led by Associate Professor Mahmud Ashraf from Deakin’s School of Engineering, will test and analyse...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Sweden opens new CLT production facility

Stora Enso’s investment in a new production facility for cross laminated timber (CLT) at the Gruvön sawmill in Sweden has cost EUR 45 million and has proceeded according to plan from the investment decision made in July 2017. The investment has led to 60 new employees for the mill. Source: Timberbiz This is Stora Enso’s third production facility for cross laminated timber as the company alrea...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Microsoft recognises the benefits of CLT

Over the last decade, Microsoft has demonstrated a commitment to carbon reductions, resulting in the company achieving carbon neutrality across its global operations since 2012. In Mountain View, California, this commitment to environmental sustainability has driven the redesign of its Silicon Valley campus including the use of cross laminated timber (CLT). Source: Timberbiz Key initiatives to ...

What Wood -4 weeks ago

Segezha Group acquired a set of equipment for a new CLT plant in the Vologda region

New asset Segezha Group – Sokol CLT LLC – is scheduled to place at the site of the Sokolsky woodworking plant. The capacity of the plant “Sokol CLT” will be 35 thousand m3 of finished products per year when working in two shifts. The supplier of a complete set (more than 90 positions) is purchased […]...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Timber Offsite Construction 2-day conference

More than 40 industry professionals will converse with delegates on day two of the Timber Offsite Construction 2019 conference and exhibition, this promises to deliver diverse and thought-provoking panel sessions and workshops. Source: Timberbiz Tuesday morning’s panel sessions will focus on several of Australia’s outstanding building projects using offsite timber construction systems. Key par...

timberbiz -1 month ago

XLam to exit New Zealand

After months of deliberation and consultation, cross laminated timber company XLam has confirmed fears it would close its New Zealand operations at Nelson. A statement from the company said the operations are no longer considered commercially sustainable and that “a new business model” would “usher in a more commercially competitive and sustainable way for the company to supply CLT to the ma...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Sodra to invest in additional CLT facilities

Södra has decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. The new facility will be established at a combined plant in Värö, where Södra’s first CLT facility has already been co-located with Södra’s pulp mills and sawmills. Source: Timberbiz Lars Idermark, President and CEO of Sodra said that society’s driving forces for reducin...

USFS -2 months ago

Moisture monitoring and modeling of mass-timber building systems

The use of mass timber structural products in tall building applications (6–20 stories) is becoming more common around the world including North America. A potential concern is the environmental wetting of mass timber products during construction because such products may dry out more slowly than light-frame structural lumber, and wood, as an organic material, is susceptible to deterioration at ...

USFS -2 months ago

Developing seismic performance factors for cross laminated timber in the United States

This paper presents recent progress in the development of seismic performance factors for cross-laminated timber (CLT) systems in the United States. A brief overview of some of other systematic studies conducted in Europe, North America, and Japan is also provided. The FEMA P695 methodology is briefly described and selected results from connector testing and CLT wall testing are discussed. Shear a...