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San Francisco welcomes U.S. next largest mass timer office building

16-12-2019
Pier 70, redevelopment, Hacker Architects, San Francisco, U.S., mass timber, architecture, green, sustainable, environment, workplace, CLT, glulam, Brookfield Properties

San Francisco gets ready to start the construction of the largest mass timber office building in the United States as part of a 28-acre development on its historic Pier 70. Led by Brookfield Properties, the six-storey, 310,000-square-foot structure will be among the first new buildings to anchor the city’s newest waterfront …

Trade dispute undermining performance of the furniture sector

16-12-2019
Indonesia, Ministry of Industry, furniture industry, exports, Small and Medium industries, foreign manufacturers, China, Central Java, Shandong Timber Association, East Kalimantan

The Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) said it would continue to support growth in the furniture industry. However the sector has faced problems as the Ministry of Industry records show the value of furniture exports reached only around US$730 million in the first half of this year while exports in the first 6 months of last year reached US$845 …

Structurlam to expand its operations into the U.S. with plant in Conway, Arkansas

11-12-2019
Structurlam, expansino, new plant, mass timber, Walmark, Southern Pine, Canadian-based, Conway, Arkansas

Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, the leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, will expand its operations with a plant in Conway, Arkansas. It is set to open in mid-2021. The Canadian-based company, in which Walmart has made an investment, will spend $90 million to purchase, retrofit and equip a former steel plant and create 130 new …

WSQ: Global Sawlog Price Index took a hit, with third largest q-o-q decline in 10 years

09-12-2019
Global timber, sawlog, decline, 3Q, Wood Resource Quarterly

Global Sawlog Price Index took a hit, with third largest q-o-q decline in 10 years, according to Wood Resource Quarterly Global Timber Markets • A plentiful supply of logs coupled with declining demand moved sawlog pricesdownward in most major markets around the world in the 3Q/19. The biggest pricereductions came in Central Europe, where …

Horten Upper Secondary School – Norway’s highest environmentally classified education building

02-12-2019
Horten Upper Secondary School, Norway, highest environmentally classified education building, BREEAM Outstanding project, wood, timber, passive house standards

Horten upper secondary school won the international sustainable BREEAM Awards 2019 for the best public sector building at the design stage. The project is referred to as an example of a future-oriented learning environment and is Norway’s highest environmentally classified education building. The building is innovative and avant-garde in …

Newly opened University of Arkansas is now America’s largest mass timber building

28-11-2019
University of Arkansas, Adohi Hall, mass timber building, cross-laminated timber, Leers Weinzapfel, wood, timber, construction, architecture

With the opening of the University of Arkansas, it is now America’s largest mass timber building. Adohi Hall is the 202,027-square-foot residential project that spreads across a series of interconnected structures and is constructed from cross-laminated timber.  Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates led a national design team of …

Malaysian Customs had successful trial of localised Guidelines for verifying timber legality

14-11-2019
Guidelines for verifying timber legality, Malaysia, customs, TRAFFIC, illegal logging, timber trade

A first-of-their-kind guidelines to verifying the legality of timber in trade had been successfully trialled by customs officers in Malaysia. The guidelines are now available for enforcement officers nationwide and worldwide, according to TRAFFIC, an international wildlife conservation NGO. The Guidelines for Verifying Timber Legality, completed …

Victoria to phase out logging of native forests and shift towards plantation

13-11-2019
Victoria, Australia, old growth forests, plantations, government plan, timber sector

Native forest logging will be phased out in Victoria by 2030 and logging of old growth forests will cease immediately under a plan to transition to a plantations-based timber industry. Announcing the plan on 7 November, the Andrews government said it would provide $120mil in financial assistance to the sector, which has been under increasing …

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