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Sumitomo Forestry acquires a U.S. Land Development Company

10-10-2018
Sumitomo Forestry, acquisition, U.S. land development company, Mark III, Northwestern South Carolina

Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. announced that it has acquired a 60 per cent equity interest in the United States Mark III Properties, LLC (hereinafter: Mark III) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc.. A celebrative reception for the new partnership was held on August 14, local time. The Sumitomo Forestry Group cited …

Editor’s pickPhirun Proiprai Dormitory in Thailand

21-09-2018
Rural housing, Phirun Proiprai Dormitory, Rural Development Camp, Chulalongkorn University

In the midst of the mountains of Ta Song Yang district, Tak Province, on the Burmese-Thai border, stands a branch of the Baan Nhong Bua School. For over a decade, the branch school has been providing education for ethnic children living in the area. However, as the branch school is located nearly ten kilometres away from the surrounding villages, …

Editor’s pickMass timber: Thinking big about sustainable construction

14-09-2018
MIT, mass timber building, LVL, longhouse, Mass timber architecture in America

MIT class designs a prototype building to demonstrate that even huge buildings can be built primarily with wood. The construction and operation of all kinds of buildings uses vast amounts of energy and natural resources. Researchers around the world have therefore been seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on …

The first of 10 million trees to be planted at GCAS Summit

10-09-2018
American Forests, U.S. Climate Alliance, Natural and Working Lands Challenge, Global Climate Action Summit, planting trees

American Forests, the nation’s first and oldest national conservation organisation, will celebrate its commitment to the United States (U.S.) Climate Alliance’s new Natural and Working Lands Challenge by planting trees at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on September 11th, 2018. “For residents of the 17 Climate …

Sumitomo Forestry plans world's tallest timber tower

15-05-2018
Sumitomo, Forestry, timber building

Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has announced plans to build a 350-metre timber building that will rise head and shoulders above all the world’s wooden structures. The W350 Plan development commemorates the company’s 350th anniversary. When completed in 2041, it will also stand as Japan’s tallest building and the …