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April 2017

What is better than a smile? An Architizer A+Awards 2017 winning smile!

28-04-2017

The Smile, winner of the Architizer A+Awards 2017 in the Cultural-Pavilions category. Photo credit: Architizer A+Awards In the recently-concluded Architizer A+Awards 2017, The Smile won the Jury’s Award for the Cultural-Pavilions category. The structure was also shortlisted in the Pop-Ups, Temporary and Wood Categories. A public …

Editor’s pickSteinert Technology Day: An exciting line up of machinery for the Asian market

27-04-2017

Steinert Technology Day in Bangkok Steinert Machinery was off to a good start this morning for the first of the many Technology Days to come. Regional customers and colleagues, as well as engineers from Europe flew in for the event in Bangkok, Thailand, to tap on this opportunity to discuss requirements. Located near Suvanarbhumi International …

Changes come to Mozambique’s model for timber exports

27-04-2017

The model currently used for exporting timber in Mozambique will be altered soon, according to the Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development in a meeting Maputo, the nation’s capital and largest city. This is due to the fact that the current model is now considered detrimental to the state and operator interests in the …

Editor’s pickWinners of the 2017 American Architecture Award announced

27-04-2017

Clockwise from top left: Gemma Observatory; Southern New Hampshire/Anmahian Winton Architects; Michigan Lake House; Leelanau County, Michigan/Desai Chia Architecture; Blu Dot Showroom; West Hollywood, California/Standard Architecture; University of Iowa Visual Arts Building; Iowa City, Iowa/Steven Holl Architects; Orlando International Airport …

BEX Asia: A greener future

26-04-2017

Returning in its tenth edition, the upcoming Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2017 will be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Singapore from 12 to 14 September. In celebration of BEX Asia’s decade-long journey in inspiring greener transformation among the building community across Southeast Asia, BEX Asia 2017 has lined up these …

Code Plus Components and Texas Plywood & Lumber acquired by BMC

26-04-2017

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., a leading solutions provider for diversified lumber and building materials to new construction builders and professional remodelers in the United States (US), has acquired all the assets and taken on certain liabilities of Code Plus Components, LLC, as well as Texas Plywood & Lumber Company, Inc.. With these …

Editor’s pickNTU champions sustainability with its new sports hall

25-04-2017

Center: Mr Lawrence Wong, minister for National Development & second minister for Finance. Second from right: NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) yesterday unveiled its new sports hall named The Wave, the first large-scale building in Southeast Asia built using …

Laos: New Forests supports sustainable timber

25-04-2017

Mekong Timber Plantations has a new majority stakeholder in the form of New Forests, which aims to improve sustainable timber in the area. The fund, which specialises in sustainable land and infrastructure, is based in Australia. It bought over 85 per cent of the plantation in Laos with the intention of developing the 54,000 acre property into a …