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World’s tallest timber tower reached structural completion using sustainable PEFC wood

18-09-2018
Lendlease tallest, largest engineered timber office building, Brisbane, PEFC-certified, EPD

INTERNTIONAL property and infrastructure group Lendlease has completed the structure of the world’s tallest and largest engineered timber office building. It is located on the $2.9 billion renewal development site at Brisbane showgrounds in Bowen Hills. The nine-storey building is made up of 3097 individual timber elements, including 33 …

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 …

Jump in landed cost of North America logs

14-09-2018
landed cost, timber, China, trade war, plywood, import, Japan

Traders in China are blaming the depreciation of RMB and the trade war between China and the U.S. for the 30 per cent jump in the landed cost of imported North American logs. Despite the lowered log prices by U.S. shippers to maintain market share in China, the higher costs continue to be a major challenge to Chinese importers. However, landed …

Timberlink to invest $100m in regional manufacturing jobs and Australian timber supply

11-09-2018
Timberlink, generational investment, job creation, sawmilling company, $100 million,

Timberlink has approved a $100 million upgrade program to its Australian sawmills. This generational investment will see the total processing capacity of the Australasian sawmilling company increase by over 15 per cent. The investment will secure over 1,350 direct and indirect jobs in regional Australia for years to come while supporting the …

New Forests acquires Pine Creek Timberlands

10-09-2018
New Forests, Pine Creek Timberlands, acquisition

Investment manager New Forests has announced its latest acquisition under the firm’s growing U.S. timberland investment programme, with the purchase of 10,400 acres of Humboldt County timberlands from Soper Company. The estate is known as the Pine Creek Timberlands and completes the placement of an investment fund focused on high carbon …

Oregon becomes first state in the U.S.to legalise mass timber high rises

16-08-2018
Oregon, mass timber high rises, International Code Council, State-wide alternate method,

Oregon became the first state in the U.S. to allow timber buildings to rise higher than six storeys without special consideration, due to a recent addendum to Oregon’s building code, reported the Architects Newspaper.  Timber innovation has been trending of late in Portland, where several high-rise timber buildings have been erected …

Editor’s pickRefurnishing Sweden's oldest christian church

16-08-2018
Kata Farm Church, Varnhems monastery church, Sweden, Oldest Christian Church, Oldest Swedish building, glued laminated timber, pine tar treated wood roof

In 2005, excavations in a hill near Varnhems monastery church let to the discovery of remains of a farm church from the 9th century, testifying that Västergötland was christened 100 years earlier than commonly believed. The ruins belonged to Sweden's oldest Christian church and probably even the oldest Swedish building. Kata was the …