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Editor’s pickMicrosoft’s upgraded Silicon Valley campus will be North American’s largest timber project

11-02-2020
Microsoft, CLT, timber project, largest, North America, Silicon Valley, Mountain View campus

At over 644,000 square feet, CLT’s potential as a building material for expansive horizontal structures will be demonstrated at the Microsoft Silicon Valley, as part of a larger renovation of the Moutain View campus. WRNS Studio from San Francisco will be designing North America’s largest CLT building in floor area. The building …

Some UK housing developers discontinuing CLT for high-rise after post-Grenfell legislation

20-01-2020
UK, housing developers, CLT, limited use, post-Grenfell, legislation, policy, combustible materials, external walls, new buildings, 18 metres

Swan is the latest housing developer to join the list of developers evaluating concrete and steel alternative for residential units over 18 metres. Despite a successful completion of the mid-rise, six-storey Watts Grove development Tower Hamlets in East London, a 65-unit residential project, Swan will now restrict the use of CLT to two- and …

San Francisco welcomes next largest mass timer office building in the U.S.

16-12-2019
Pier 70, redevelopment, Hacker Architects, San Francisco, U.S., mass timber, architecture, green, sustainable, environment, workplace, CLT, glulam, Brookfield Properties

San Francisco gets ready to start the construction of the largest mass timber office building in the United States as part of a 28-acre development on its historic Pier 70. Led by Brookfield Properties, the six-storey, 310,000-square-foot structure will be among the first new buildings to anchor the city’s newest waterfront …

WA’s first timber-framed office tower approved

03-10-2019
first, cross-laminated timber, office, tower, West Australia, six-storeys, CLT, Haris Jenkins Architects, Fremantle

West Australia’s local council has approved an office tower in Fremantle to be constructed out of cross-laminated timber, in a ‘first’ for Western Australia.   The first CLT six-storey building approved for Fremantle (Image Harris Jenkins Architects and Yolk Property Group) The six-storey building, designed by Harris …

Editor’s pickFreres Lumber brings to market a new type of Mass Timber Panel – Mass Plywood Panels

12-09-2019
Freres Lumber, engineered wood, mass plywood panels, laminated veneer lumber, LVL, Structural Composite Lumber, MPP, SCL, CLT

Established in 1922, Freres Lumber may be one of the oldest family-owned and operated businesses in Oregon, United States, but it is also known for adopting cutting-edge technologies that transform and modernise construction practices. As a premier wood products manufacturing company known for its innovative, high-quality and sustainable wood …

Segezha Group and Etalon Group initiated the testing of CLT panels in Russia

07-08-2019
Segezha Group, Etalon Group, Russia, building code, amendment, CLT, buildings

Segezha Group and Etalon Group (part of Sistema JSFC) have initiated the process of introducing amendments to current Russian regulations to build administrative and apartment buildings out of timber, as well as to launch field tests of these structures. During the discussion of scientific research and experimental development works (R&EDW) …

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