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Editor’s pickMass timber: Thinking big about sustainable construction

14-09-2018
MIT, mass timber building, LVL, longhouse, Mass timber architecture in America

MIT class designs a prototype building to demonstrate that even huge buildings can be built primarily with wood. The construction and operation of all kinds of buildings uses vast amounts of energy and natural resources. Researchers around the world have therefore been seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on …

Jump in landed cost of North America logs

14-09-2018
landed cost, timber, China, trade war, plywood, import, Japan

Traders in China are blaming the depreciation of RMB and the trade war between China and the U.S. for the 30 per cent jump in the landed cost of imported North American logs. Despite the lowered log prices by U.S. shippers to maintain market share in China, the higher costs continue to be a major challenge to Chinese importers. However, landed …

Editor’s pickHouse in La Cerdanya by Dom Arquitectura

14-09-2018
House in La Cedanya, douglas fir, pine, natural materials

Situated in Cerdanya’s area, the plot belonged in an old settlement where rehabilitation began 15 years ago. Currently, there are five houses on the site, which is bordered by astonishing views of the valley and the mountain range of the Cadí natural park. The project faced strict construction regulations governing the region and led …

The Forums at BAU 2019

13-09-2018

BAU´s reputation is founded not only on the presentations put on by the exhibitors—all those well known names and brands that fill the exhibition halls. Of almost equal importance now are the high-quality lectures given in the forums at BAU. Experts from all over the world, among them many prominent planners and architects, come here …

Ponsse expands factory

13-09-2018
Ponsse, factory, expansion, smart storage technology

The factory investment is the largest in Ponsse’s history, expanding the production facilities from 2,700 m2 to 4,000 m2. The investment means a leap forward in terms of production technology. The new factory uses new smart storage technology that enables a smooth flow of components to production lines. This has significantly increased …