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Editor’s pickA canine training hall with an architectural edge

17-08-2018
Dressyrhallen Training Hall, AIX Architects, Sweden, Swedish Police Force K-9 Unit, canine, dog, training

The Rosersberg Palace Park in Sweden now holds a new weather shelter for the Swedish Police Force’s K-9 Unit , providing a protected space for canine training on the listed heritage site.  The Dressyrhallen Training Hall is constructed of cross-laminated timber mounted on a standard glulam frame (All images are credited to Peder …

Oregon becomes first state in the U.S.to legalise mass timber high rises

16-08-2018
Oregon, mass timber high rises, International Code Council, State-wide alternate method,

Oregon became the first state in the U.S. to allow timber buildings to rise higher than six storeys without special consideration, due to a recent addendum to Oregon’s building code, reported the Architects Newspaper.  Timber innovation has been trending of late in Portland, where several high-rise timber buildings have been erected …

Editor’s pickGreen River to build third PB line, featuring SE Asia’s longest continuous press

16-08-2018
Green River Panels, Southeast Asia, biggest particleboard plant, longest continuous press, Siempelkamp, Hatyai

Green River Panels is set to build Southeast Asia’s biggest particleboard plant, boasting a 50.4-metre continuous press—the longest in the region. The new line, which is Green River’s third, will see the company double annual production capacity to over one million cubic metres, making it one of the largest production powerhouses …

GREENPANEL launches Club Grade HDF

16-08-2018
GREENPANEL, Club Grade HDF, India,

GREENPANEL (part of Greenply Industries), India’s largest wood panel manufacturer, has launched Club Grade HDF (High density fiber board). An extremely strong and heavy-duty board, Club Grade HDF is water resistant board manufactured in state-of-the-art plants, using German technology. GREENPANEL Club Grade HDF is the first choice …

Editor’s pickRefurnishing Sweden's oldest christian church

16-08-2018
Kata Farm Church, Varnhems monastery church, Sweden, Oldest Christian Church, Oldest Swedish building, glued laminated timber, pine tar treated wood roof

In 2005, excavations in a hill near Varnhems monastery church let to the discovery of remains of a farm church from the 9th century, testifying that Västergötland was christened 100 years earlier than commonly believed. The ruins belonged to Sweden's oldest Christian church and probably even the oldest Swedish building. Kata was the …

EXCITECH to expand sales and service locations

15-08-2018
EXCITECH, expansion, Germany, ATROGO GmbH

EXCITECH, the renowned Chinese engineering company expands its sales and service locations. The company expands with a sales and service company for the European region based in Germany. The responsible partner company ATROGO GmbH, relies on a market-oriented engineering department in addition to the clear specifications for the technological …

Editor’s pickTo infinity and beyond

15-08-2018
San Lim Furniture, Indonesia, Vietnam, Dong Nai, WEINIG, OptiCut, CNC machine, Powermat

San Lim Furniture is constantly in search for innovative ways to improve their production line. Their search ended with WEINIG, which provided the furniture manufacturer tremendous benefits: improved efficiency, cost reduction and impeccable service. The relationship between WEINIG and San Lim Furniture traces back to more than two decades ago …