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Editor’s pickAustrian firms build largest CLT panel in the world

24-09-2020
Austria, construction, wood panel, panel, CLT, CLT panel, record breaking, world record

Record-breaking 650-square-metre CLT panel In the Austrian province of Vorarlberg, a timber construction is currently being built with a record-breaking 650-square-metre cross laminated timber (CLT) panel, announced Timbatec. The TS3 technology makes it possible – a development by Timbatec together with the ETH Zurich and the Bern …

Editor’s pickUS: Construction begins on 25-storey mass timber tower "Ascent"

03-09-2020
United States, Mass Timber, Construction, Architecture, Building, World Record

At 86.6 metres tall, Ascent is poised to become the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world (Photograph: Korb + Associates Architects) Ascent, the cutting-edge 25-storey mass timber tower in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has received building permits from the City of Milwaukee and broken ground. The development team, led by New Land …

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 …

Editor’s pickDIEFFENBACHER to manufacture world’s longest continuous press

20-08-2020
DIEFFENBACHER, Wood Processing, Press Line, World Record, Longest

Chinese wood-based panels manufacturer Guangxi Lelin’s high-speed thin high-density fibreboard (THDF) plant in Nanning, China With the construction of an 80-meter-long CPS+, DIEFFENBACHER will set a world record for the longest continuous press used to produce wood-based panels. The press is the core component of a medium density fibreboard …

Global forest trade continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

13-07-2020
World, COVID-19, Lumber, Hardwood Chips

Wood Resources International (WRI) reports that although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has remained fairly strong.  According to a recent WRI release, many commodity products saw reduced trade during March and April as a result of reduced demand, …

World of Wood Convention Now Virtual Event on Coronavirus Concerns

16-03-2020
2020 World of Wood Convention, first ever, virtual event, coronavirus, outbreak, measures

The 2020 World of Wood Convention is being reimagined as the first-ever Virtual World of Wood Convention from April 1 to 3, the International Wood Products Association (IWPA) has announced. Escalation of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization characterised as a pandemic, has led to concerns being raised by …

Editor’s pickBloomberg by Foster + Partners wins the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize

16-10-2018
Bloomberg new European HQ, world most sustainable office, Foster+Partners, 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize

Bloomberg’s pioneering new European HQ has been credited as the world’s most sustainable office and is thought to be the largest stone building in the City of London since St Paul’s Cathedral.   Six buildings were shortlisted for the coveted 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. The RIBA …

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