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March 2017

StructureCraft’s new dowel laminated timber will be ready for use in 2018


StructureCraft’s all-wood facility up and coming in Abbotsford, BC. Photo credit: StructureCraft Builders Corporation StructureCraft Builders Corporation is constructing a 50,000ft² (4645m²) plant made completely out of wood in Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC), Canada to produce dowel laminated timber (DLT). Head of engineering …

Chile embraces sustainability in construction

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Sustainability in Chile’s construction sector got a boost as the Chile Green Building Council signed a collaboration agreement with CertforChile, a PEFC-endorsed national member. On earlier in March, the Chile Green Building Council (GBC Chile) signed three collaboration agreements that seek to promote sustainability in the construction …

40 to 44: MMFA welcomes new members


The Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, based in Bielefeld, Germany, has welcomed four new members to its extensive network. German flooring manufacturer Falquon has joined as an ordinary member, and A.+ E. Ungricht, Saueressig Design Studio, and Sondermann Profile have boarded as extraordinary members, to bring the total number of member …

India: Up and coming furniture park


Manufacturers and furniture makers will have a new place to call home soon in Telangana, India. There, a plan for an industrial park specifically geared for the vast scope that is home décor is in the making. Set to be built on a plot of land sprawling over hundreds of acres, the park is slated to bring in investments from ranging from …

Forestry training in BC to be funded by the government


The Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) is setting aside a budget of CAD$750,000 (US$562,000) in order to aid the population in the Shuswap and Revelstoke areas find jobs in the forestry industry. Through this opportunity, up to 16 people will be trained and made ready for employment in the industry. In a press release, Member of the …

Changes in the building code positive for Nova Scotia’s forestry


The National Building Code in Nova Scotia is taking up some changes, and one of them includes raising the height of wooden residential domiciles from the current maximum of four storeys to six. Accordingly, the Fire Safety Act and Regulations will also be altered to suit t he safety requirements of the higher wooden structures. “These …