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UK: Finalists revealed in competition to find environmentally friendly homes of the future

02-09-2020
United Kingdom, Competition, Green Building, Sustainability, Future, Timber, Mass Timber

United Kingdom Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has announced six finalists in a competition to design the homes of the future. The "Home of 2030" competition encourages the design of environmentally friendly homes that support people in leading independent, fulfilling lives as society ages.  The six finalists and their designs are: The …

Editor’s pickStefano Porcellini steps down as general manager of Biesse Group; remains as member of Board of Directors

02-09-2020
Biesse, Management, Update

Biesse Group has announced that Stefano Porcellini, in mutual agreement, leaves the position of General Manager, effective 1 September 2020. He will maintain the position of member of the Board of Directors until the natural expiration. "Stefano has contributed to the national and international growth of Biesse Group, making it the leading …

Editor’s pickNew dates announced for World Architecture Festival; Best Use of Certified Timber Prize entry deadline postponed

25-08-2020
World Architecture Festival, WAF, PEFC, Architecture, Construction, Timber, Certified Timber, Competition

The WAF's Use of Certified Timber Prize 2019, supported by the PEFC, went to Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre, Australia The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) are continuing their collaboration, awarding the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the …

Tasmanian Forest Products Association names Nick Steel as inaugural chief executive officer

21-08-2020
Australia, Tasmania, Tasmanian Forest Products Association, Association

Nick Steel is the newly appointed CEO of the Tasmanian Forest Products Association The Tasmanian Forest Products Association (TFPA) has announced the appointment of Nick Steel as its first chief executive officer (CEO).  Officially launched in May 2020, TFPA represents the Tasmanian forest industry, specifically its interests and concerns …