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Russia starts on its first CLT plant

05-07-2019
Russia, CLT, timber, construction

On 25 June, Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda Region, and Mikhail Shamolin, President and Board Chairman of Segezha Group, launched the construction of the first CLT manufacturing plant to be built in Russia. The Governor and the Head of the company took part in a symbolic ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the future plant. …

First-of-its kind timber product to be used in MSU building

02-04-2019
CLT, timber

Michigan State University’s future STEM Teaching and Learning Facility will be the first in Michigan to use an innovative wood product, rather than concrete and/or steel, for its load-bearing structure. Known as mass timber, this framing style uses large solid or engineered wood. The $100 million (SGD 135.5 million) facility will be …

Editor’s pickMcDonald’s reimagined flagship restaurant in Chicago features plenty of wood

24-08-2018
McDonald's, flagship restaurant, Chicago, CLT, Wood, Veneer, Laminated wood, green architecture

McDonald’s unveiled its reimagined flagship restaurant in Chicago on 9 Aug, showcasing a modern and environmentally-friendly design. Cross-laminated wood dominates the interior landscape of the reimagined flagship Mcdonald's restaurant (Photo credit: McDonald's) “Chicago is truly a special place for McDonald’s. Not only is it …

Editor’s pickAmerica's first hardwood CLT project launches in Indiana

15-01-2018
NHLA, Indiana, US, CLT

Story by NHLA; Editing by Panels & Furniture Asia In an effort to enhance awareness around using wood as an innovative building material, The United States Forest Service awarded Boston-based architectural firm, IKD, $250,000 to fund the construction of the first hardwood cross laminated timber (CLT) project in the United States. The Indiana …

Editor’s pickSwimming among the trees

05-12-2017
swimming pool, CLT, London, school, wood architecture

Image: Hawkins Brown Freemen’s School in Ashtead, England, boasts a new swimming facility with an exposed timber frame and deep, large windows that offer panoramic views of the surrounding woodland. Nestled amongst the trees, architecture firm Hawkins \ Brown chose white-stained cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber for the roof …