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Editor’s pickThe Smile – A development in hardwood CLT

16-07-2017
American Hardwoods, CLT, AHEC, The Smile

By World Hardwoods Although Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is not new, high-rise buildings are now popping up all over the world, showing the environmental way for a new age of wood. Well-known Dutch architect Alex de Rijke recently predicted in an article entitled, “Timber is the New Concrete”, that timber would be the dominant …

Editor’s pickMINDA: Maker of the world’s largest CLT press

12-07-2017
Minda, CLT, press

The TimberPress X 331 is designed for a production volume of 15,000 – 20,000 m³ per shift MINDA is currently building the worldwide biggest CLT press for an European manufacturer of prefabricated houses with a maximum board size of 20 x 6m. The TimberPress X 160 is the present enhancement of MINDA’s hydraulic CLT press …

CLT market forecast to reach $880Mn by 2022

19-06-2017
CLT, market, CAGR, growth

The global cross-laminated timber market is expected to reach US$880Mn by 2022. According to the latest report, Cross-Laminated Timber Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022, by IMARC Group, robust growth can be attributed to the green building movement that is gaining momentum all across the …

Editor’s pickCLT vs lightweight timber frames – Friends or foes?

16-06-2017
CLT, Margules Groome, Australia, New Zealand

By Margules Groome Is the market for mass timber building products expanding? Will it be a lengthy process or it will happen quickly? The days when CLT was seen as a “hobby” in Australia, or more exactly as “an interesting trial”, have passed. Currently there is hardly a day goes by without a new CLT or glulam development …

Editor’s pickMoholt 50|50 shortlisted for WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2016

17-05-2017
Moholt 50|50, wood, architecture, construction, Europe, Norway, CLT

Moholt 50|50, Trondheim, Norway. Images: Ivan Brodey   Student dormitories are often built in dismal conditions with cheap, simple units left by themselves without support programmes. The Moholt 50|50 project in Trondheim, Norway, seeks to address this. By introducing new housing collectives and a wide range of support services into …

Editor’s pickMartinsons looks to the future with new CLT line

05-05-2017
Martinsons, cross laminated timber, CLT, Sweden

From left: Lars Martinson, CEO, Martinsons; Magdalena Andersson, County Governor; Björn Sprängare, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Image: Patrick Degerman Sweden-based engineered wood producer Martinsons is now capable of manufacturing high-storey panels up to a width of three metres. The new cross-laminated timber (CLT) …

Camping in the green: CLT shines in Girls Scouts of Utah cabins

03-04-2017
Girl Scouts of Utah, CLT, cross laminated timber, School of Architecture, University of Utah

Three summer cabins that now stand in the Girl Scouts of Utah (GSU) Trefoil Ranch Camp are a product of a partnership between GSU and the School of Architecture at the University of Utah. The project aimed to raise awareness of careers in the AEC industry for women and to provide opportunities for architecture students to engage in …

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