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West Fraser release third quarter results

30-10-2018
West Fraser Timber, third quarter, results

Highlights for West Fraser Timber Co Ltd in the third quarter of 2018 include a strong operating cash flow and earnings despite lower lumber and panel prices, continued progress on finished goods inventory reduction, the repurchase of 3.5 million shares for CAD$301 million (US$229.6 million) at an average price of CAD$85.96 (US$65.57), and the …

EU ready to begin trade arbitration with Ukraine to lift moratorium on timber exports

18-10-2018
EU, Ukraine, lifting of moratorium, timber exports, Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

The European Union will likely begin commercial arbitration with Ukraine soon to lift a moratorium on exports of round timber as the one violating the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has said. “Unfortunately, Ukraine really violates the Association …

Editor’s pickPaxton House by alma-nac

18-10-2018
Paxton House, alma-nac, Joseph Homes, Croydon, South London, acetylated timber

Paxton House is an innovative housing solution on a complex site, for Joseph Homes in Croydon, South London. 43 apartments and shared spaces have been crafted to occupy an existing concrete-framed building, a former office block which had been left vacant and was being used by squatters. Along the building's tight perimeter, each room on the …

MTC makes timber sourcing easier

03-10-2018
Malaysian Timber Council, timber sourcing

The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has been facilitating members of the local timber industry to identify new sources of raw material supply since 1993. Over the years, sourcing of raw materials and business missions have been mounted to countries like Lao DPR, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil and New Zealand, as well as to …

World’s tallest timber tower reached structural completion using sustainable PEFC wood

18-09-2018
Lendlease tallest, largest engineered timber office building, Brisbane, PEFC-certified, EPD

INTERNTIONAL property and infrastructure group Lendlease has completed the structure of the world’s tallest and largest engineered timber office building. It is located on the $2.9 billion renewal development site at Brisbane showgrounds in Bowen Hills. The nine-storey building is made up of 3097 individual timber elements, including 33 …

Editor’s pickMass timber: Thinking big about sustainable construction

14-09-2018
MIT, mass timber building, LVL, longhouse, Mass timber architecture in America

MIT class designs a prototype building to demonstrate that even huge buildings can be built primarily with wood. The construction and operation of all kinds of buildings uses vast amounts of energy and natural resources. Researchers around the world have therefore been seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on …