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

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

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

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 …

STA to offer RM2.4 Mn in funding for tropical hardwood research

STA, Sarawak, research, funding

The Sarawak Timber Association (STA) will invest RM2.4 Mn to fund a two-year research project on “Development and Deployment of Improved Genetic Materials of Falcataria Moluccana’ (Moluccan albizia)”. STA Chairman, Wong Kie Yik, said that the latest projects funded by the association include RM400,000 to Universiti Malaysia …

Gunter Kuhn leaves Dieffenbacher

Dieffenbacher, Gunter Kuhn, management change

Dr Günter Kuhn has left the Management Board at Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau since June 1. Dr Kuhn has been with the company since 2005 and was managing director in Eppingen, Germany, from 2009. As Chief Technical Officer, he was responsible for the Technology, Automation and Production divisions, as well as the Recycling …