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Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules

31-03-2020
Certification, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Environment, Forests, Global Trade, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, Illegal Trade, Logging, Sustainability, Sustainable Forest Management, Timber, Timber Laws, Tropical Forests

By Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay News The European Union says a move by Indonesia to no longer require that wood exports be verified as coming from legal sources threatens the timber trade between the two sides. The EU has since 2016 put its trust in Indonesia’s timber certification scheme, the SVLK, to ensure that the wood it imports …

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’ …

First homeware manufacturer in Malaysia obtains CoC certification of MTCS

26-03-2020
One-Tech, PEFC-certified homeware, green manufacturing, sustainable design, chain of custody certification, Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme, MTCS,

Sustainable manufacturing and responsible sourcing are at the centre of Malaysian firm One-Tech, that recently became the first manufacturer in Malaysia producing PEFC-certified homeware under its DAPO brand. Founded in 1993, One-Tech has been strongly advocating ‘green manufacturing’ and sustainable design since 2013, in a desire to …

Editor’s pickGrafton Architects Selected for Project Team for Anthony Timberlands Centre

24-03-2020
The University of Arkansas, Grafton Architects, Anthony Timberlands Centre for Design and Materials Innovation, Pritzker Architecture Prize

  The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved Grafton Architects, based in Dublin, Ireland, in partnership with Modus Studio of Fayetteville as the project team for the planned Anthony Timberlands Centre for Design and Materials Innovation. Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of Grafton Architects, were recently …

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 …

Lanzhou City – the logistics centre for Russian timber

18-03-2020
Lanzhou city, Gansu Province, China, logistic centre, Russian timber, imports, exports, trade, ChinaEurope Express railway, distribution, Lanzhou New Industrial Zone

Russian timber will be distributed to all parts of China after arriving via the ChinaEurope express railway terminal in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, reported ITTO. This, say analysts, will promote the wood processing industry and strengthen the supply chain for imported timber from the Western Region. The Lanzhou New Industrial Zone is a major …