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Editor’s pick2016 Wood Design Awards in BC winners announced

01-03-2016

Winner of the Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design: Dale Staples, Integra Architecture Inc. - The Dominion, New Westminster, BC   Winner of the Residential Wood Design: Leland Dadson, Architect - CLT Courtyard House, Vancouver, BC   Winner of the International Wood Design: Gerald Epp, StructureCraft Builders – Tsingtao Pearl …

Russia 2015 exports of laminated plywood up 12.2%

01-03-2016

The total volume of laminated plywood exports from Russia increased 12.2% YoY to 2.21 million cubic metres in 2015, according to the Federal Customs Service of Russia. Exports of laminated plywood from Russia fell 15.3% in value to $990.9 million. In total, 1.99 million cubic metres of laminated plywood (+17.1%) worth $907.6 million (-11.8%) were …

UK 2015 furniture sector sales up 4.6%

01-03-2016

Total turnover in the UK furniture manufacturing industry was over £8 billion in 2015, up 4.6% on 2014, according to the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM). In comparison with 2014 figures, the furniture manufacturing industry’s turnover appears to be boosted by almost 19% by income from sources other than in-house manufactured …

Canfor reports Q4 net income of $1.6 million

29-02-2016

Canfor Corporation reported a net income attributable to shareholders ("shareholder net income") of $1.6 million for 4Q/2015, compared to a net loss attributable to shareholders of $17.3 million for 3Q/2015 and shareholder net income of $29.9 million for 4Q 2014.  For the 12 months ended December 31, 2015, the Company's shareholder net …

Editor’s pickCross laminated timber for the iconic IceQ

29-02-2016

The IceQ restaurant took six months to construct. It is a hybrid structure consisting cross laminated timber (CLT) from Austrian manufacturer KLH for its floors. / Credit: Obermoser Architects   Text by KLH Massivholz GmbH Sölden in Austria was recently made famous as one of the backdrops for SPECTRE 007, the latest James Bond …

Lendlease launches prefab manufacturing business

26-02-2016

Lendlease has launched a manufacturing business, DesignMake, to make customised building components.  The facility will predominantly use engineered timber products, such as cross laminated timber (CLT). It will feature several production lines adaptable to other materials and product solutions such as wall, floor components and full modular …

2016 Australian Timber Design Awards now open

25-02-2016

The Australian Timber Design Awards 2016 is now accepting submissions from now till June 30. Winners will be announced in Sydney at the Awards Presentation Night in mid-September. Entry is open to architects, builders, building designers, engineers, and students, or anyone involved in the design or building of suitable architectural …

Editor’s pickXLam appoints Gary Caulfield as new CEO

25-02-2016

Gary Caulfied, new CEO of XLam NZ Ltd   New Zealand CLT manufacturer XLam has appointed Gary Caulfield as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Caulfield succeeds co-founder Robin Jack and will take over with effect from March 14. “Gary brings us a wealth of world class, innovative construction and exemplary leadership experience. He has …

Sabah Forestry Department cracks down on illegal logging

24-02-2016

Illegal logging in Sabah/ Image: Sabah Forestry Department The Sabah Forestry Department cracked down on illegal logging activities on the state land of Kg. Tinanom and Kg. Rinangkatan in the Ranau district on February 18, last Thursday, after receiving complaints from the public. A total of 1,364 logs of various sizes and species were seized. …