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Editor’s pickKarl Miller Center, by Behnisch Architekten + SRG Partnership

20-11-2018
Karl Miller Center, Behnisch Architekten, SRG Partnership, Portland State University's School of Business

Located in downtown Portland, the Karl Miller Center is home to Portland State University’s School of Business, and is part of the city’s rich network of public spaces and diverse urban uses. That wasn’t always the case. The original building, which was a 100,000 square-foot 1970s structure, did not include space for students to …

Universal Forest Products affiliate takes over Pak-Rite

30-10-2018
Universal Forest Products, Pak-Rite

Universal Forest Products, Inc. recently announced that one of its subsidiaries has closed on the purchase of substantially all of the operating assets of Pak-Rite Ltd, packaging design and manufacturing firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (U.S.). The purchase expands the company’s capacity in custom packaging solutions. From …

Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition

22-10-2018
Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition, Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), American Hardwood Export Council

By Michael Buckley, Counselor to HAWA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Sixteen years after the Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) launched its first furniture design completion Hoa Mai, the 2018-2019 competition was launched in October. Platinum sponsor is the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) which has …

ForestTECH: New forest software launch

19-10-2018
Universal Forest Systems, Australia, Forest Inventory Reporting System, Firs Data Capture app, FIRS

Universal Forest Systems today announced that they will be launching the Forest Inventory Reporting System (FIRS) in New Zealand at the FIEA ForestTech conference happening next month. The Firs Data Capture (FirsDC) app (Photo credit: Universal Forest Systems) FIRS is an innovative end-to-end solution for designing forest inventories, capturing …

Editor’s pickLee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus) by DP Architects

17-10-2018
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus), DP Architects, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Imperial College London

The key design goal for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a partnership between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University Singapore, was to provide a creative and conducive setting for cross-disciplinary learning, knowledge exchange and skills-acquisition. The Clinical Sciences Building at the Novena campus houses …

Editor’s pickAmazon makes first major investment in prefabricated housing

15-10-2018
Amazon, Alexa fund, prefabricated housing start-up, integrated smart solutions, Plant Prefab

As Amazon announced their investment in a prefabricated housing start-up, factory-built homes may just become the next voice-controlled, super-efficient must-have in the future. Cheaper and quicker to build than traditional housing, modular homes are viewed as a solution to housing shortage.  To top it off, Amazon seems keen to ensure the …

Montana State University faculty awarded $1 million grant to research tree chemistry in bark beetle battle

15-10-2018
Montana State University faculty, bark beetle infestation, pine forests, Amy Trowbridge, drought conditions

BOZEMAN - As bark beetles continue to devour sickly pine forests, a Montana State University plant physiologist and ecologist wants to better understand how trees are able to defend themselves amidst a warming climate, drought conditions and hungry insects. Amy Trowbridge, assistant professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental …

MTC makes timber sourcing easier

03-10-2018
Malaysian Timber Council, timber sourcing

The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has been facilitating members of the local timber industry to identify new sources of raw material supply since 1993. Over the years, sourcing of raw materials and business missions have been mounted to countries like Lao DPR, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil and New Zealand, as well as to …