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Sumitomo Forestry acquires a U.S. Land Development Company

Sumitomo Forestry, acquisition, U.S. land development company, Mark III, Northwestern South Carolina

Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. announced that it has acquired a 60 per cent equity interest in the United States Mark III Properties, LLC (hereinafter: Mark III) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc.. A celebrative reception for the new partnership was held on August 14, local time. The Sumitomo Forestry Group cited …

Editor’s pickCNC processing: Ergonomic and flexible solutions

CNC processing, HOMAG, operator assistance system intelliGuide, entry-level aluminium matrix table for CNC machines

HOMAG revealed two new developments in CNC technology at Treff. Firstly, HOMAG has adapted the new operator assistance system intelliGuide, which can speed up machine operation. Plus, HOMAG is now also offering an entry-level aluminium matrix table for CNC machines. Both of these features lead to higher process quality and greater flexibility …

Editor’s pickRough yet sensuous, the Stage of Forest embodies both the slopes and the surrounding forest

Rough, sensuous, Stage of Forest, slopes, forest

On a hillside at Songhua Lake Resort in Jilin, China, the Stage of Forest slowly rises above the rolling landscape. With a concrete base, the structure melds rough materiality with sensuousness, its charred cedar shingles – the Japanese Shou-Sugi-Ban – turning silvery with the changing sunlight. The wood interior, made of red …

Editor’s pickGreenpanel Launches Exciting New Range of Plywood

Greenpanel, new plywood range, MR Grade Plywood (Moisture-Resistant), Marine Grade Plywood, Greenpanel Club Plywood

New Delhi, 05 October 2018: GREENPANEL (part of Greenply Industries) – India’s largest manufacturer of wood panels and the pioneers in medium-density fibreboard (MDF) launched a new range of plywood. GREENPANEL is committed to building a portfolio of the most advanced products to cater to the rapidly evolving needs of India’s …

Editor’s pickBy seeking to integrate into the natural environment, La Cabañita questions interior and exterior spaces

Integration, natural environment, interior and exterior spaces

Originally built in 1985 with a small cabin, the newer structure has been greatly expanded, exploring the sense of space with its architectural configuration. Built of metal, glass and wood, La Cabañita pays tribute to its environs, encouraging spontaneity and a connection to nature.   Architects: Paz Arquitectura Location: …

Editor’s pickOver 10,300 visitors and conference delegates from 46 countries at ABS 2018

Architecture and Building Services (ABS) 2018 series, ArchXpo 2018, Smart Solutions, built environment industries, Singapore Facility Management Awards 2018, 11th Merlion Awards 2018

The Architecture and Building Services (ABS) 2018 series which was officially opened on 2 October 2018 by guest-of-honour Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo and Convention Centre, came to a close today with a rousing success. The massive three-day show which presented six key architectural and building …

FENESTRATION BAU China continues to grow


FENESTRATION BAU China (FBC) is growing: The most important meeting point for the Asian construction industry will be even bigger this year, underlining its importance for the Asian market. Both the exhibition space and the number of exhibitors have increased significantly. The extensive supporting programme, including the BAU Congress China, …

Editor’s pickTeijin to construct world’s first building made of advanced fibre-reinforced wood

Teijin, advanced fibre-reinforced wood, world’s first building

Teijin Limited announced today that it will construct the world’s first building made of advanced fibre-reinforced wood (AFRW), a structural timber product comprising a number of layers of dimensioned timber and high-performance fibres bonded together with structural adhesives. Teijin first developed the materials in 2015, and will construct …