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South African softwood suffer weak sales as domestic construction activity falls

South Africa, ITTO, softwood, hardwood, construction, sales, wood-based panels

Imported hardwoods however are facing buoyant sales The final quarter of the year is usually the busiest time for the building sector but pine mills have shown lackluster sales. If current market conditions continue into the New Year, competition for sales will be rife. Many pine mills are still feeling the strain of the last round of log price …

Editor’s pickProject feature: Wood in schools

wood construction, architecture, schools

Wood works super well in school construction, as demonstrated in Lord Kitchener Elementary School in Vancouver. Lord Kitchener Elementary School was established in 1914 in what was then the municipality of Point Grey, now the neighbourhood of Dunbar on Vancouver’s west side. The original wooden schoolhouse reached capacity in the early …

Editor’s pickSustainable glulam arches befitting a recycling facility

Leeds RERF, glulam, wood construction

The Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) in Leeds is designed to convert waste into energy. What is also befitting of this environmentally-friendly process is the fact that the building is in itself sustainable, characterised by large glulam arches. The main building stands at 42 metres high and 123 metres long and features a green wall …

Editor’s pickRussia's construction sector can take a leaf out of the Swedes experience

Swedish Wood, Russia, ARCH Moscow, wood construction, lecture, panel discussion

Alexander Nyberg, an architect at Swedish Wood, shares about Sweden's wood construction efforts at a panel discussion at ARCH Moscow. Image: Hans E Andersson Russia has substantial access to forest raw material, making it an important player in the forest industry. But for news about the latest trends in wood construction, Russia’s major …