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OSU celebrates opening of mass timber research lab

16-10-2019
OSU, USA, mass timber, research

A new facility dedicated to researching and testing mass timber in commercial buildings is now open at Oregon State University (OSU). OSU celebrated the grand opening of the A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory on Oct. 10 at the main campus in Corvallis. The 17,500-square-foot lab is part of the College of Forestry's new Oregon …

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 …

WA’s first timber-framed office tower approved

03-10-2019
first, cross-laminated timber, office, tower, West Australia, six-storeys, CLT, Haris Jenkins Architects, Fremantle

West Australia’s local council has approved an office tower in Fremantle to be constructed out of cross-laminated timber, in a ‘first’ for Western Australia.   The first CLT six-storey building approved for Fremantle (Image Harris Jenkins Architects and Yolk Property Group) The six-storey building, designed by Harris …

Multi-unit starts to continue dominating building trend in the U.S.

26-09-2019
U.S., housing, wood, timber, demand, supply, multi-unit, multi-family, single-family, housing market, North America, sawmills, wood products, Canadian, British Columbia, wood prices

Multi-unit starts continue to dominate, by a much higher ratio than previously expected, reported Madison’s Lumber Reporter. For several years since the U.S. housing recovery in 2006, economists believed that the ratio of single-family starts would eventually recover to previous levels but the belief has yet to materialise. Instead, there …

Meet The Soto, Texas' first mass timber project

25-09-2019
The Soto, mass timber, office building, timber, U.S., Texas, sustainable, DLT, dowel-laminated timber, Lake Flato, StructureCraft, Boka Powell, timber superstructure

The six-storey Soto Office Building will give Texas’ its first mass timber project. This project will be in the first phase of a sustainable, walkable urban neighbourhood project at Broadway and 8th streets in San Antonio. The building will have five storeys of timber structure over one storey of concrete. DLT (dowel-laminated timber) …

Editor’s pickReclaimed wood becomes a source of legal timber in Thailand

25-09-2019
EU FLEGT, Thailand, reclaimed wood, reclaimed timber, old wood, legal, sustainable, recycle, trade

Reclaimed timber is contributing to Thailand’s local economy and becoming an important livelihoods source. Timber from old houses that have come to the end of their lifecycle are being bought by traders and turned into a thriving business, announced the EU FLEGT. Workers dismantling a wooden house piece by piece, rescuing all teak wood …

Editor’s pickWith Change Comes Opportunity -- An interview with Udo Mauerer, Vice President of HOMAG Asia/Pacific and China

24-09-2019
Udo Mauerer, HOMAG Asia, Vice president, Asia market, China, trade war, cross border activities, woodworking machinery, timber, wood, Southeast Asia

As the trade war continues to wage between the U.S. and China, it has generated new and unexpected opportunities for HOMAG ASIA. Udo Mauerer, the newly appointed vice president of HOMAG Asia/Pacific(APAC) & China since March, is coming onboard well-prepared and with great insights of the market.  He has been with HOMAG since 2002, with …

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