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WA’s first timber-framed office tower approved

03-10-2019
first, cross-laminated timber, office, tower, West Australia, six-storeys, CLT, Haris Jenkins Architects, Fremantle

West Australia’s local council has approved an office tower in Fremantle to be constructed out of cross-laminated timber, in a ‘first’ for Western Australia.   The first CLT six-storey building approved for Fremantle (Image Harris Jenkins Architects and Yolk Property Group) The six-storey building, designed by Harris …

Editor’s pickFreres Lumber brings to market a new type of Mass Timber Panel – Mass Plywood Panels

12-09-2019
Freres Lumber, engineered wood, mass plywood panels, laminated veneer lumber, LVL, Structural Composite Lumber, MPP, SCL, CLT

Established in 1922, Freres Lumber may be one of the oldest family-owned and operated businesses in Oregon, United States, but it is also known for adopting cutting-edge technologies that transform and modernise construction practices. As a premier wood products manufacturing company known for its innovative, high-quality and sustainable wood …

Segezha Group and Etalon Group initiated the testing of CLT panels in Russia

07-08-2019
Segezha Group, Etalon Group, Russia, building code, amendment, CLT, buildings

Segezha Group and Etalon Group (part of Sistema JSFC) have initiated the process of introducing amendments to current Russian regulations to build administrative and apartment buildings out of timber, as well as to launch field tests of these structures. During the discussion of scientific research and experimental development works (R&EDW) …

Editor’s pickKaterra CLT passes testing for first project use, first panels to ship soon

26-07-2019
Katerra, CLT, factory, master panel, largest CLT panels, Catalyst Building, Spokane, Washington, United States

Katerra’s goal is to develop world-class advanced building materials and systems, while making them both more widely available and higher quality than ever before. As an integrated, end-to-end building services provider, Katerra is one of the few companies working with CLT comprehensively, spanning R&D, design, sourcing, codes and …

Russia starts on its first CLT plant

05-07-2019
Russia, CLT, timber, construction

On 25 June, Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda Region, and Mikhail Shamolin, President and Board Chairman of Segezha Group, launched the construction of the first CLT manufacturing plant to be built in Russia. The Governor and the Head of the company took part in a symbolic ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the future plant. …

First-of-its kind timber product to be used in MSU building

02-04-2019
CLT, timber

Michigan State University’s future STEM Teaching and Learning Facility will be the first in Michigan to use an innovative wood product, rather than concrete and/or steel, for its load-bearing structure. Known as mass timber, this framing style uses large solid or engineered wood. The $100 million (SGD 135.5 million) facility will be …

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