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One in three BAU exhibitors considers Asia to be a key market

11-04-2018
Bau, Shanghai, Munich

BAU´s exhibitors named Asia and North America as current or future target or sales markets, according to an online survey conducted by the IfaD Institut für angewandte Datenanalyse and Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung. Initiated by BAU, the international trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, the survey aimed to gather data to …

Editor’s pickThe science behind saunas

29-03-2018
science, sauna, Finland

Enjoying a hot bath in a wood-clad sauna is perhaps a very Finnish past time. This lakeside sauna is no different from others, but has a story behind it. One 1951 winter, a sauna was pulled in with a Citroën 15CV over the frozen lake. Decades later, it fell into disrepair and was dismantled. A new one was rebuilt on the same site, a …

University students push the boundaries of timber technology to design multi-storey carpark

05-03-2018
TRADA, Urban Buzz, timber, construction, multi-storey carpark, university students

A talented multidisciplinary team of #tomorrowstimbertalent from some of Britain’s best-known universities has won TRADA’s undergraduate Urban Buzz competition to design a timber multi-storey car park. Edward Shaw and Wing Lam Lo from the University of Sheffield, Katy Horner from Edinburgh Napier University, Will Evans from Coventry …

Editor’s pickStudents honoured at second Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition

08-12-2017
2nd Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition

How about plunging into a swimming pool and coming up for air under a wood-framed roof? This year’s Chinese University Timber Structure Design Competition challenged students to design a natatorium that would wow the judges. The second Award Ceremony, held in Nanjing Tech University (NTU) on Nov 19, recognises excellence in wood design and …

Editor’s pickForest products use key to sustainable future: UN

23-11-2017
Forest products, UN

Forest products markets are doing well, with improvements expected to continue into next year, the UN forecasts. However, barriers to cross-border trade are an ongoing concern for the forest products industry. Consumers also contribute to reducing carbon emissions when they use long-lasting forest products as it is one of the most effective ways …