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Editor’s pickMaggie's Oldham: The world's first permanent hardwood CLT structure

23-09-2017

Maggie’s Oldham in the UK is the first building in the world made of hardwood cross-laminated timber. It is a pivotal moment for modern architecture and construction. The world’s first building made from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK. Designed by dRMM Architects and supported by the American Hardwood …

Editor’s pickStructurlam is first Canadian CLT company to achieve SFI CoC Standard

22-09-2017

Structurlam CLT was used for the construction of Brock Commons in British Columbia, currently standing as the tallest wooden building in the world.  Structurlam is the first Canadian manufacturer of cross-laminated timber (CLT) to be certified to the SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard. The company has manufactured CLT for six years and …

SWISS KRONO commissions first board at Menznau site

22-09-2017

Celebration of the first board. From left: Mauro Capozzo, CEO, SWISS KRONO AG; Christian Dieffenbacher, member of the Management Board, Dieffenbacher. SWISS KRONO celebrated the birth of their first board at the new particleboard plant in Menznau. That day, September 13, also happened to be Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Ines …

Georgia-Pacific invests in a new lumber facility, creating a hundred jobs

22-09-2017

Georgia-Pacific Lumber announced that they would be building a new lumber production facility in Talladega, Alabama, United States (U.S.). Construction on the US$100 million, 300,000ft² (27,870m²), technologically advanced plant has already begun, and is expected to open in late 2018. Once it is fully operational, the plant will employ …

Editor’s pickBuilding a King’s vision for the future of Bhutan

21-09-2017

Commissioned by the King of Bhutan, an ambitious academy is under construction on a mountaintop in the Himalayas that will introduce new educational methodology for the country. Its construction is bringing in multiple new building technologies that support Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness development policy. By Jacob Mooney The …

The value of planted trees in a nutshell

21-09-2017

To understand the importance of forests, the Brazilian Tree Industry breaks down the details of science in the form of an infographic. Specifically, it suggests that "analysis and management of micro-watersheds allow us to understand the water conditions in specific regions, and how human actions in the landscape affect quantity and quality of …

CIFOR: Forest loss may lead to more hurricanes

21-09-2017

According to emerging theories, the world’s standing forests may be protecting continents against cyclonic storms, such as hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones. But as these forests disappear, scientists anticipate more frequent and more destructive storms. Recent research conducted in collaboration with the Center for International Forestry …

Forest fires in Canada affect even far-flung Prince Edward Island

21-09-2017

None thought that the forest fires in British Columbia (B.C.) on one end of Canada would have any impact whatsoever on Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), sitting unobtrusively on the other end of the sprawling nation. But the fires combined with lumber export tariffs imposed by the United States (U.S.) have certainly made themselves felt on the Island …

Editor’s pickSiempelkamp secures new order in China with Nanning Shuixin Ketien

20-09-2017

Signing of the contract in China: Wang Dong Tao, General Manager of Nanning Shuixin Ketien and Andreas Krott from Siempelkamp Nanning Shuixin Ketien (SciSky) has ordered a particleboard line from Siempelkamp to expand business in the area of wood-based materials. The order for the particleboard plant includes the forming and press line with a …

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