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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 …

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 …

Editor’s pickAll new public buildings in France must be at least 50 per cent wood

07-02-2020
France, new buildings, wood, timber, public buildings, eight storeys, Olympics

As the French governments push for sustainable urban development, all new public buildings financed by the state must contain at least 50 per cent wood, reported TTJ. The local government in Paris had already pledged a greater use of wood in new structures for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where all Olympic buildings up to eight storeys high must …

Some UK housing developers discontinuing CLT for high-rise after post-Grenfell legislation

20-01-2020
UK, housing developers, CLT, limited use, post-Grenfell, legislation, policy, combustible materials, external walls, new buildings, 18 metres

Swan is the latest housing developer to join the list of developers evaluating concrete and steel alternative for residential units over 18 metres. Despite a successful completion of the mid-rise, six-storey Watts Grove development Tower Hamlets in East London, a 65-unit residential project, Swan will now restrict the use of CLT to two- and …

China’s wooden door and wooden building sectors in 2019

19-12-2019
wooden door, wooden building, growth, China, consolidation, wooden framed buildings, wood structure, sector, industry, performance, 2019

11% growth in wood door sector The output of China’s wooden door sector is said to be the highest in the world and China is also the main wooden door consumer market. The total output value of the national wooden door sector was about RMB140 billion in 2018, an increase of 11% over the same period in the previous year, reported ITTO. …

Editor’s pickPrefabricated wooden construction makes new leap in Chile

15-10-2019
HOMAG, WEIMANN, E2E, Chile, prefabricated houses, wood buildings, Latin America

The Chilean company E2E is a joint venture between Arauco and the Belgian company Etex. Its factory, which has been operating since February 2019 in Santiago - Chile, has the capacity to build 1,000 living units per year – between prefabricated houses and timber buildings. The US$25 million sales projection in the coming three years counts …

13 communities in British Columbia are adopting mass timber technology

04-10-2019
British Columbia, mass timber technology, 12-storeys, StructureCraft, building code, wood buildings, Canada

Thirteen B.C. communities are adopting innovative mass timber technology for taller wood buildings this year. The communities include University of BC, City of North Vancouver, Township of Langley, Kelowna, Surrey, Richmond, Mission, Abbotsford and five more on Vancouver Island. They have all signed on to become early adopters to bring mass …

Segezha Group and Etalon Group initiated the testing of CLT panels in Russia

07-08-2019
Segezha Group, Etalon Group, Russia, building code, amendment, CLT, buildings

Segezha Group and Etalon Group (part of Sistema JSFC) have initiated the process of introducing amendments to current Russian regulations to build administrative and apartment buildings out of timber, as well as to launch field tests of these structures. During the discussion of scientific research and experimental development works (R&EDW) …

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