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Editor’s pickWinners of the 2017 Wood Design and Building Award announced

Wood Design Awards 2017

An Honour mention for the Collège Jean Monnet Broons located in Broons, Bretagne, France, Dietrich, architecture by Untertrifaller Architekten and Colas Durand Architectes. Recipients of the prestigious 2017 Wood Design & Building Awards programme by the Wood Design & Building magazine have been announced. The winning …

Editor’s pickMalaysian exports of wood products expected to rise in 2017

Malaysia exports, furniture, 2017

Malaysian-designed furniture at this year's MIFF. Image credit: Turnstone Singapore Malaysia’s exports of wood products are forecast to rise to RM23 Bn this year, up from RM21.86 Bn last year, according to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Deputy Minister Nasrun Datu Mansur said the government will do all it can to …

Editor’s pickOntario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award winner: Lazaridis Hall

Ontario Wood WORKS! 2017 Wood Design Award, winner, Lazaridis Hall

Lazaridis Hall is the new home of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. The building is also home to Laurier’s Department of Mathematics and associated programs, including the Lazaridis Institute and the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. The design imperative was to craft a …

African timber exports to China jump 77 per cent in 1H/2017

Ningbo, Africa timber, 1H/2017

Log and sawn wood imports through Ningbo Port totaled a record high of 510,000 cbm valued at US$197 Mn, up 42 per cent in volume and 45 per cent in value YoY in the first half of 2017. According to Ningbo Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, the jump was mainly due to African timber imports, which rose 77 per cent to 170,000 cubic metres …