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Green technology behind high rise wood-based buildings

27-03-2019
timber

Cross-laminated timber, CLT, explains the expansion of multi-storey wood buildings in the world. Gerhard Schickhofer is awarded the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for research and knowledge transfer behind the stable and eco-friendly material. Professor Gerhard Schickhofer, the Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology at Graz University …

Education initiatives on International Day of Forests

26-03-2019
Australia, forestry, timber

The Australian Liberal National Government is delivering $200,000 for two new education initiatives in partnership with Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) to educate the next generation to help the industry thrive into the future. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard Colbeck, said the new National …

Japan’s wooden door imports rose 10 per cent in January

26-03-2019
Japan, lumber

A report published by Japan Lumber Reports (JLR) has observed an increase in the value of the country’s January imports of wooden doors as compared to December 2018, with a 10 per cent increase recorded. Four supply countries accounted for approximately 90 per cent of all Japan’s wooden door imports: China (60 per cent), the …

DOMOTEX USA celebrates successful first edition in Atlanta

25-03-2019
DOMOTEX USA

After three days of state-of-the-art flooring displays from around the world and lively industry discussions on and off the show floor, the inaugural DOMOTEX USA launched from 28 February to 2 March. In total, 282 exhibitors from 25 countries showcased their latest products across 89,400 square feet of exhibition space in Atlanta to kick off the …

Sarawak government to sign MoU with Edge Global Norway

22-03-2019
MoU, Sarawak, Norway

The decision by the Sarawak government to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Edge Global Norway As. has caught everyone’s as well as the media's attention. Under the terms of the MoU, the parties will undertake ecosystem mapping, baseline emission studies, carbon stock assessments and soil condition analysis in order to determine …

Editor’s pickPrefab net-zero energy timber complex built in Beijing

22-03-2019
Pre-fabrication, timber, Beijing

Beijing-based architecture firm SUP Atelier has completed the Xuhui Demonstrative Project, a solar-powered community complex that serves as a demonstration project for net-zero energy technologies in Beijing. Built to follow BREEAM and LEED standards, the complex boasts an array of sustainable features ranging from low-waste …

Scientists simulate forest and fire dynamics to understand area burn of future wildfires

21-03-2019
Climate change, forest fires, study, Sierra Nevada,

Climate change and wildfire -- It's a combustible mix with costly devastation and deadly consequences. With a goal of understanding the link between the two variables, researchers over the years have studied the effects of climate and wildfire interactions in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. That research has evolved into learning about the …