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Editor’s pickUS: Construction begins on 25-storey mass timber tower "Ascent"

03-09-2020
United States, Mass Timber, Construction, Architecture, Building, World Record

At 86.6 metres tall, Ascent is poised to become the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world (Photograph: Korb + Associates Architects) Ascent, the cutting-edge 25-storey mass timber tower in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has received building permits from the City of Milwaukee and broken ground. The development team, led by New Land …

UK: Finalists revealed in competition to find environmentally friendly homes of the future

02-09-2020
United Kingdom, Competition, Green Building, Sustainability, Future, Timber, Mass Timber

United Kingdom Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has announced six finalists in a competition to design the homes of the future. The "Home of 2030" competition encourages the design of environmentally friendly homes that support people in leading independent, fulfilling lives as society ages.  The six finalists and their designs are: The …

New Outdoor Education Centre is the second mass timber facility in US to use Southern yellow pine

17-06-2020
mass timber building, yellow south pine, US, Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center

As Clemson University in South Carolina welcomes a new 16,000 sq ft Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center, it becomes the first mass timber structure on the campus and the second mass timber facility in the nation to use Southern yellow pine as the primary building material. Designed to help Clemson students achieve mental and physical …

Atlas Engineered Products signs new engineered wood supply agreement with Taiga Building Products

08-06-2020
Atlas Engineered Products, engineered wood, new supply arrangement, Taiga Building Products

Atlas Engineered Products (AEP) completes a new engineered wood supply arrangement with Taiga Building Products for all of its operating facilities across Canada. This national arrangement replaces the regional supply arrangement announced last year for Eastern Canada. It is expected that this relationship with Taiga will result in significant …

Three largest CLT suppliers to commission testing report to prove fire safety of CLT in UK

19-05-2020
KLH, Binderholz, Stora Enso, suppliers, CLT, fire safety, building regulation changes, UK

The three largest suppliers of cross laminated timber(CLT) – KLH, Binderholz and Stora Enso – have invested in a series of fire tests to assess safety and performance of CLT, reported TTJ. According to a report in Inside Housing, the group is planning to spend £500,000 on a series of fire tests over the next 18 months to …

WoodWorks announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

15-05-2020
WoodWorks, 2020-21 Board of Directors, non-profit, education, technical support, commercial, multi-family, wood building

WoodWorks - Wood Products Council has announced its 2020-21 Board of Directors, including two new members representing the architectural and engineering communities: Tom Chung, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates; Tanya Luthi, PE, Vice President, Structures, Entuitive. WoodWorks extends its grateful appreciation to its two …

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