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2020

Editor’s pickMeinhardt clinches BCA award for Singapore's first hybrid steel-CLT floor system

18-09-2020
Singapore, Meinhardt, engineering, CLT, hybrid, architecture, award

Image: Meinhardt Group Meinhardt Group has announced that Er. Kam Mun Wai, Senior Executive Director, Meinhardt Singapore, has been awarded the Singapore's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Design and Safety Award 2020 for his cutting-edge engineering solutions in the construction of the Singapore Management University (SMU) Connexion …

interzum 2021 to create start-up pavilion to promote young entrepreneurs

18-09-2020
interzum, Germany, exhibition, furniture, trade show, event, entrepreneur

Photo: Koelnmesse interzum, the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design, hosted in Cologne, is a key 360° event for decision makers in the sector. The established biannual B2B supplier event covers a broad spectrum of themes comprehensively, offering its visitors insights into diverse future issues and …

Editor’s pickBiesse Group appoints Massimo Potenza as co-chief executive officer

17-09-2020
Biesse, Management, Update

Massimo Potenza, incoming co-CEO of Biesse Group Biesse Group has announced the appointment of Massimo Potenza as its co-chief executive officer (co-CEO). The focus of Potenza's work will be to guide the establishment and implementation of the "Group Reorganisation & Transformation" project alongside Roberto Selci, the Group's CEO. Potenza …

China: Log imports down 60% in the first half of 2020

17-09-2020
China, Logs, Import, Economy

Image: Pixabay China’s log imports fell sharply in the first half of 2020 to 24.51 million cubic metres valued at $3.558 billion, down 60% in volume and 62% in value from the same period of 2019, ITTO reported. Of total log imports, softwood log imports fell 61% to 17.64 million cubic metres, accounting for 72% of the national total. …

Belarus: 2020 timber exports exceed $120 million

14-09-2020
Belarus, Export, Forestry, Business, Economy

The Belarusian Forestry Ministry's press service has announced that Belarusian forestries have earned more than $120 million from the export of wood and timber products since the start of 2020, reports BelTA.  “Products of Belarusian forestries are becoming increasingly popular on foreign markets. Since the start of 2020 foreign buyers …

New Zealand: Report identifies wood processing technologies to drive high-value, low-carbon economy

09-09-2020
New Zealand, Economy, Wood Processing, Timber, Business

The New Zealand wood fibre futures stage one report published in early September identifies wood processing technologies that could help drive a high-value and low-carbon economy. The report was jointly commissioned in late 2019 by the Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group, Te Uru Rākau, and the Ministry for Business, Innovation …

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