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timberbiz -1 week ago

Stirling new hardwood CLT plant for Tasmania

A brand new, purpose-built plantation hardwood CLT plant will be constructed in Tasmania’s north-west industrial centre of Wynyard, due to be completed before the end of the year. Stirling Machinery was selected by CLTP Tasmania to supply state-of-the-art machines for stage 1 of the project. Source: Timberbiz This new partnership will deliver commercially available hardwood cross laminated timbe...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

London Design Fair a showcase of Swedish wood

The London Design Fair which was on from 18–22 September, saw Swedish designers showcase their designs in a temple-like Swedish pavilion clad in factory-finished white oiled Swedish pine. The pavilion was the work of architectural practice Förstberg Ling, in collaboration with Svensk Form Syd – Form/Design Center and the industry organisation Swedish Wood. Source: Timberbiz “At last year’...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Approval for CLT office in Fremantle – a first for WA

Approval has been given to Harris Jenkins Architects for an office tower to be built from CLT. It will be located adjacent to the Kings Square development in the heart of the Fremantle CBD, this six storey building plus roof terrace will be Western Australia’s first CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) Office Building. Sources: Timberbiz, Architecture AU It features a number of other cutting edge susta...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

World Green Building report highlights potential of Australian timber

A new report by the World Green Building Council (WGBC) has highlighted the huge potential of timber product building solutions to reduce emissions in Australia’s built environment. Source: Timberbiz The report, Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront, says renewable timber products will play a key role in meeting ambitious goals of reducing carbon emissions in the built environment by 40% in 2030 and ...

RELADEFA -4 weeks ago

¿CÓMO DEFORESTAR Y NO IR A LA CÁRCEL? LAS AUTORIZACIONES DE CAMBIO DE USO Y DESBOSQUE EN EL PERÚ - Che Piu

¿Cómo deforestar y no ir a la cárcel? Las autorizaciones de cambio de uso y desbosque en el Perú.Hugo Che Piu DezaPresidente de DARMiembro de la RELADEFAAhora que estamos todos preocupados por las quemas y los incendios forestales en la Amazonía, solemos pensar que está prohibido deforestar, es decir, eliminar la cobertura forestal de un bosque natural. Sin embargo, el marco legal peruano si...

USFS -1 month ago

Development of a smart timber bridge (phase III): moisture and strain sensor investigation for historic covered bridges

Nationwide, bridges are deteriorating at a rate faster than they can be rehabilitated and maintained. This has resulted in a search for new methods to rehabilitate, repair, manage, and construct bridges. As a result, structural health monitoring and smart structure concepts have emerged to help improve bridge management. In the case of timber bridges, however, a limited amount of research as been ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

PFT promotes agroforestry in Tasmania direct to landowners

Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) took a proactive approach to promoting agroforestry and the Tasmanian private forestry sector with a forum Market Opportunities for the Northern Tasmania Private Forest Sector which was held on 3 July 2019. Source: Timberbiz Penny Wells, CEO for PFT opened the event in front of the 75 attendees that came from a variety of backgrounds including politicians, farmers, f...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Monash hall wins Melbourne Design Award

Gillies Hall, the new 150-bed residential accommodation complex on Monash University’s Peninsula campus, was awarded Gold at the 2019 Melbourne Design Awards. Named after Monash alumnus and prominent Australian political satirist, actor and director Dr Max Gillies AM, Gillies Hall was recognised in the ‘Architecture – Multi Residential – Constructed’ category for its design ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

CLT and mass timber products show green credentials

Those 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. The free market has ultimately driven the remarkable growth of the industry, which is helping the “green” movement to reassess the benefits of wood as well. Sources: Forest2Market, Timberbiz T...

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

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