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

05-03-2018
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 …

Japan’s PB shortage sees construction schedules delayed

22-01-2018
Japan, construction, particleboard, ITTO

Particleboard, a commonplace for flooring in condominiums, is in shortage in Japan. Inventories have been low throughout the year and since late Nov, delaying construction schedules. Construction has also been delayed due to labour shortage anyway so the demand for PB was not particularly busy. However builders are still anxious to finish …

South African softwood suffer weak sales as domestic construction activity falls

15-11-2017
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

01-11-2017
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

16-10-2017
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 …