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Sumitomo Forestry plans world's tallest timber tower

15-05-2018
Sumitomo, Forestry, timber building

Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry has announced plans to build a 350-metre timber building that will rise head and shoulders above all the world’s wooden structures. The W350 Plan development commemorates the company’s 350th anniversary. When completed in 2041, it will also stand as Japan’s tallest building and the …

MTC appoints Richard Yu as CEO

20-03-2018
MTC, Richard Yu, Malaysia, timber

The Malaysian Timber Council has appointed Richard Yu Tuan Chong as Chief Executive Officer effective 13 March 2018. MTC Chairman Dato’ Gooi Hoe Hin said Yu’s appointment was unanimously decided by the MTC Board of Trustees with the approval of the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. Yu …

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 …

China’s timber industry will transform in the next five years

27-12-2017
ITTO, China, forestry, timber

According to government’s 13th Five Year Plan for Forest Industry Development, the total value of China’s timber industry output will reach 8.7 trillion yen. The plan projects a transformation of China’s timber industry from resource orientation to innovation and that management will shift from “extensive” to …

Wood demand and supply projection for Japan in 2017

26-12-2017
ITTO, Japan, forest, timber, supply, demand, wood

Japan’s Forestry Agency’s second meeting estimates the following trends for wood demand and supply in 2017. Forecast for domestic log supply is difficult because of the damage caused by severe heavy rain. Demand projection for the second half of the year is likely to decline slightly. The demand for domestic lumber in the second …

Editor’s pickStudents honoured at second Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition

08-12-2017
2nd Chinese University Timber Structures Design Competition

How about plunging into a swimming pool and coming up for air under a wood-framed roof? This year’s Chinese University Timber Structure Design Competition challenged students to design a natatorium that would wow the judges. The second Award Ceremony, held in Nanjing Tech University (NTU) on Nov 19, recognises excellence in wood design and …

Dutch timber research institute rolls out new certification mark to facilitate responsible buying

23-11-2017
Dutch, Netherlands, procurement, logistics, timber, EIA

New mark assures buyers that they are procuring timber from a business that sources it legally and responsibly.  Independent Netherlands timber research institute Stichting Hout Research (SHR) has unveiled a new business certification mark, guaranteeing customers that timber is sourced from sustainably-managed forest, regardless of …