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Norway: Contract signed for next phase of world’s longest timber bridge

22-09-2020

Representatives of the Norwegian road authority Nye Veier and the joint venture BERINOR ANS, associating BESIX and Rizzani de Eccher, have signed the contract for the design, permitting and further development of the E6 Moelv-Roterud infrastructure project. The project includes a main bridge over Lake Mjøsa spanning more than one kilometre, …

PONSSE launches Opti 8 – the most modern forest machine computer in the market

21-09-2020

PONSSE Opti 8 is a state-of-the-art touchscreen computer designed for PONSSE forest machines. User-friendliness, a large high-resolution display, high ergonomics in the cabin and responsiveness form the basis of the technical and visual design of the PONSSE Opti 8 computer: all factors that improve the working conditions of forest machine …

Canada: Province invests in mass timber student housing project for BCIT campus

21-09-2020

Render of the upcoming 464-bed, 12-storey student housing project at BCIT's Burnaby campus Students attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in the coming years will have access to hundreds of new, affordable, and environmentally friendly on-campus housing. Melanie Mark, British Colombia's Minister of Advanced …

Siempelkamp celebrates opening of Klaipedos Mediena's benchmark plant in Lithuania

21-09-2020

Grand opening of VMG's plant in Akmene; on stage: Sigitas Paulauskas, VMG Chairman  On 4 September 2020, Klaipedos Mediena (VMG) celebrated the grand opening of its particle board plant in Akmene, Northern Lithuania. After the first board was produced on 31 July, the ceremony marks a milestone in what is now the third greenfield …

Editor’s pickMeinhardt clinches BCA award for Singapore's first hybrid steel-CLT floor system

18-09-2020
Singapore, Meinhardt, engineering, CLT, hybrid, architecture, award

Image: Meinhardt Group Meinhardt Group has announced that Er. Kam Mun Wai, Senior Executive Director, Meinhardt Singapore, has been awarded the Singapore's Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Design and Safety Award 2020 for his cutting-edge engineering solutions in the construction of the Singapore Management University (SMU) Connexion …

interzum 2021 to create start-up pavilion to promote young entrepreneurs

18-09-2020
interzum, Germany, exhibition, furniture, trade show, event, entrepreneur

Photo: Koelnmesse interzum, the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design, hosted in Cologne, is a key 360° event for decision makers in the sector. The established biannual B2B supplier event covers a broad spectrum of themes comprehensively, offering its visitors insights into diverse future issues and …

Editor’s pickBiesse Group appoints Massimo Potenza as co-chief executive officer

17-09-2020
Biesse, Management, Update

Massimo Potenza, incoming co-CEO of Biesse Group Biesse Group has announced the appointment of Massimo Potenza as its co-chief executive officer (co-CEO). The focus of Potenza's work will be to guide the establishment and implementation of the "Group Reorganisation & Transformation" project alongside Roberto Selci, the Group's CEO. Potenza …

China: Log imports down 60% in the first half of 2020

17-09-2020
China, Logs, Import, Economy

Image: Pixabay China’s log imports fell sharply in the first half of 2020 to 24.51 million cubic metres valued at $3.558 billion, down 60% in volume and 62% in value from the same period of 2019, ITTO reported. Of total log imports, softwood log imports fell 61% to 17.64 million cubic metres, accounting for 72% of the national total. …

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