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Three largest CLT suppliers to commission testing report to prove fire safety of CLT in UK

19-05-2020
KLH, Binderholz, Stora Enso, suppliers, CLT, fire safety, building regulation changes, UK

The three largest suppliers of cross laminated timber(CLT) – KLH, Binderholz and Stora Enso – have invested in a series of fire tests to assess safety and performance of CLT, reported TTJ. According to a report in Inside Housing, the group is planning to spend £500,000 on a series of fire tests over the next 18 months to …

WoodWorks announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

15-05-2020
WoodWorks, 2020-21 Board of Directors, non-profit, education, technical support, commercial, multi-family, wood building

WoodWorks - Wood Products Council has announced its 2020-21 Board of Directors, including two new members representing the architectural and engineering communities: Tom Chung, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates; Tanya Luthi, PE, Vice President, Structures, Entuitive. WoodWorks extends its grateful appreciation to its two …

Engineers build adhesive-free 100% timber building at Ness Gardens

31-03-2020
Engineers, University of Liverpool, industrial partners, designed, build, adhesive-free timber, office building, Ness Gardens

Engineers at the University of Liverpool, alongside industrial partners, have designed and built an adhesive-free timber office building at Ness Gardens in order to evaluate a more environmentally-friendly construction method. Official opening of the adhesive free timber office building at Ness Gardens The key idea behind the new `green’ …

Editor’s pickWood Awards 2020 launches call for entries

24-03-2020
Wood Awards, call for entries, British architecture, timber, wood, architecture, buildings, 50th anniversary

2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Wood Awards, celebrating British architecture and product design using wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation throughout the UK. The Wood Awards’ judging panel not only judges all submitted entries but also visits …

Huws Gray from UK acquires structural timber specialist

19-03-2020
builders' merchant, Huws Gray, acquisition, AC Roof Trusses, Welshpool, UK, design, production, supply, structural timber, components

Private equity-backed builders' merchant Huws Gray has acquired AC Roof Trusses, a Welshpool business. Established in 1982, AC Roof Trusses specialises in the design, production and supply of structural timber components. It employs more than 30 people. Huw Grays is headquartered in Anglesey and has more than 100 branches across Wales and …

Martinsons initiates process to find new majority owner

16-03-2020
Martinsons, new majority owner, search, Sweden, glulam, construction systems, apartment blocks, buildings, bridges, wood, timber

The wood industry business Martinsons has initiated a process to find a new majority owner of the Group. “We have the advantage of being able to make this decision in a strong position as we are considered a driving force in many of our markets,” says CEO Lars Martinson. “We are convinced that this is best for our operations in …

Finland-based YIT started building its first timber-based modular apartment building

03-03-2020
Finland, contractor, YIT, modular construction, wood building, apartment, rental housing, sustainable, materials

YIT has long been using modular bathroom, slab and wall elements – partly manufactured by YIT and partly acquired from external suppliers – but the project in Tampere will be its first residential project built entirely from modules. The As Oy Tampereen Tohtori project is located on Tieteenkatu Street in the city’s Hervanta …

Editor’s pickFPInnovations releases latest edition of CLT Handbook

02-03-2020
CLT, FPInnovation, CLT handbook, new edition, technology, mass-timber-building global movement, knowledge transfer, designer, construction

FPInnovations, a non-profit specialising in creating solutions that support the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector, and its government and industry partners, recently launched the all-new 2019 2nd edition of the building-construction game-changing, “Canadian CLT Handbook.” Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is …

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