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Editor’s pickPrefab net-zero energy timber complex built in Beijing

22-03-2019
Pre-fabrication, timber, Beijing

Beijing-based architecture firm SUP Atelier has completed the Xuhui Demonstrative Project, a solar-powered community complex that serves as a demonstration project for net-zero energy technologies in Beijing. Built to follow BREEAM and LEED standards, the complex boasts an array of sustainable features ranging from low-waste …

Traceability system improves forest governance in Panama

14-03-2019
timber

A new video shows the timber traceability system recently put in place in Darien, Panama, thanks to a project financed by ITTO and executed by WWF-Panama in collaboration with the Panama Ministry of Environment. The system, which tracks timber from the forest to the consumer, has already reduced forest illegality, with benefits for forests, …

Bergs Timber to cease lumber production at Broakalla mill in Sweden

01-03-2019
Bergs Timber, Broakalla

Bergs Timber is to cease lumber production at Broakalla mill in Sweden. Broakulla has an annual production of about 50,000 cubic metres of sawn goods and the Group's facilities in Gransjö and Mörlunda will, after the closure, increase production with the corresponding volume. The sawmilling in Broakulla will provisionally cease before …

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 …