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New Zealand: Port of Tauranga sees growth in first quarter of financial year, boosted by log trade

New Zealand, Port of Tauranga, growth, log trade

Port of Tauranga has reported that first quarter trade volumes grew 8.3 per cent on the same period last year, with the port handling more than 6.6 million tonnes of cargo between the 1st of July 2018 and the 30th of September 2018. The increase was driven by log exports, which were 14.7 per cent higher as compared with the previous corresponding …

Editor’s pickSCM opens up a new era for drilling

SCM, open house, drilling

SCM’s products were met with great interest and appreciation from hundreds of visitors from all over the world, making their open-house event a resounding success. The event, “Drilling is no longer boring”, was held from the 18th to the 20th of October in the Technology Centre in SCM’s Headquarters in Rimini, Italy, to …

Editor’s pickRLJ Chapel blends in with the natural topography with no adverse effects

RLJ Chapel, Mexico

Built of wood, stone, and concrete all sourced from the region, RLJ Chapel integrates into its surroundings so well, the environment is not affected whatsoever. Simple with only essential furniture, the chapel imbues visitors with a sense of community inclusion.   Architect: José Ricardo Yslas Gámez Location: San Juan …

Editor’s pickCall for submissions for the 2018 Wood Design & Building Awards


Audain Art Museum, one of the winners of the Wood Design & Building Awards 2017. Image credited to Patkau Architects With wood in construction experiencing a renaissance and revolution driven by the need to lower emissions while still creating appealing designs, architects and engineers around the world have been celebrating the movement. To …

Editor’s pickMMFA extends languages offered on website

MMFA, trilingual, languages, website

The MMFA website is now trilingual: With immediate effect, all information is now offered in German, English and French. Image credited to MMFA In 2017, the MMFA e.V. – the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association – upgraded its website, giving it a modern, new look and making it mobile-friendly. This year, they made their website …