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November 2020

Editor’s pickAHEC launches new species and grading guide

25-11-2020
AHEC, hardwood, species, publication

The American Hardwood Export Council's (AHEC) Europe team has spent the year reimagining AHEC’s technical publications. The result brings together the species and grading guides into a single "Guide to Sustainable American Hardwoods", complete with lavishly illustrated application case studies. The new design combines all of the technical …

Editor’s pickSCM launches AREA XL for large CLT panel production

24-11-2020
SCM, CNC machining, equipment

AREA XL SCM has announced the launch of AREA XL, a new five-axis CNC machining centre designed and manufactured for the industrial production of large format cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. This solution is an evolution of the AREA model and was developed to meet the needs of companies requiring high productivity, accuracy and …

Tigercat offers sneak peek at prototype 865 logger

23-11-2020
Tigercat, logger, forestry, equipment

Prototype Tigercat 865 logger A purpose-built logger, the Tigercat 865 will offer many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, stronger swing torque and superior operator visibility. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivers 165 kW (221 hp) at 1,900 rpm. The 865 logger can be configured as a loader with boom options …

UK: Laing O’Rourke awarded Landsec's £195 million net zero carbon Timber Square development project

23-11-2020
timber building, net zero carbon, architecture

Landsec and Laing O’Rourke have today signed a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) for the final design and planning of the main construction of £195 million Timber Square development. A start date is yet to be confirmed for the scheme which comprises of circa 370,000 sq ft of mixed-use space, including 350,000 sq ft of grade …

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