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The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and USDA Forest Service (USDA), has announced the Mass Timber Competition: Building to Net-Zero Carbon to showcase mass timber’s innovative applications in architectural design and highlight its significant role in reducing the carbon footprint of the built environment. The competition will serve to strengthen...
The World Architecture Festival and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are awarding the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the third time.Again this year, architects and project teams from around the world entered their buildings into the prize. The jury will choose the winner...
Based in British Columbia (BC), Canada, Intelligent City has begun building urban housing projects in the company’s new factory on River Road in North Delta after developing and commissioning its robotics technology to aid in providing breakthrough turn-key housing for developers, landowners, and housing operators.Intelligent City develops and specialises...
A new partnership between international real estate group Lendlease, and international supplier of sustainable timber Stora Enso is set to supercharge the use of environmentally friendly construction products in some cities.Launched on 1 Oct 2021 in Milan, Italy, where Lendlease has AUS$7.9 billion in urbanisation projects underway, the new...
Engineers from Japan-based firm Kozo Keikaku Kunkyusho has developed an earthquake-resistant cross-laminated timber (CLT) checkered block wall. The system compromises CLT panels organised in a checkered pattern, steel plates, and drift pins, and it accounts for seismic integrity, passive ventilation and beautiful aesthetics.The earthquake-resistant CLT system will be used...
Builders FirstSource announced that it has acquired Apollo software assets from construction technology startup Katerra in an approximately US$4.5 million transaction. The Apollo platform provides design collaboration and workflow, construction budgeting and scheduling, and field task assignment with mobile functionality.The acquisition aligns with Builders FirstSource’s digital strategy to...
This September, the Design Museum hosts a global showcase of the next generation of design talent, titled Discovered. Bringing together 20 emerging designers from 16 countries, Discovered presents a visionary group of young creatives from across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia in a showcase of furniture, objects and sculptural...
A research centre, a flexible gymnastics centre, a healthy workplace, a climate-friendly retreat and much more: the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has unveiled the eight finalists for this year’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC. The prize rewards architects and project teams that have used certified timber as a main construction...
Dutch architecture firm MVRDV will design a pavilion that will debut at the plaza in front of Augsburg town hall in honour of the 500th anniversary of the world's oldest social housing complex, the Fuggerei.Since 1521, the Fuggerei, established by German merchant Jakob Fugger, has provided a place for...
Altair, a global leader converging simulation, HPC, and AI, has announced its acquisition of S-FRAME Software, a structural analysis software platform used by engineers to evaluate a structure's ability to withstand external loads (like wind, water, and snow) and meet design code requirements around the world.For more 30 years, high-end...