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Martinsons initiates process to find new majority owner

16-03-2020
Martinsons, new majority owner, search, Sweden, glulam, construction systems, apartment blocks, buildings, bridges, wood, timber

The wood industry business Martinsons has initiated a process to find a new majority owner of the Group. “We have the advantage of being able to make this decision in a strong position as we are considered a driving force in many of our markets,” says CEO Lars Martinson. “We are convinced that this is best for our operations in …

Finland-based YIT started building its first timber-based modular apartment building

03-03-2020
Finland, contractor, YIT, modular construction, wood building, apartment, rental housing, sustainable, materials

YIT has long been using modular bathroom, slab and wall elements – partly manufactured by YIT and partly acquired from external suppliers – but the project in Tampere will be its first residential project built entirely from modules. The As Oy Tampereen Tohtori project is located on Tieteenkatu Street in the city’s Hervanta …

Editor’s pickFPInnovations releases latest edition of CLT Handbook

02-03-2020
CLT, FPInnovation, CLT handbook, new edition, technology, mass-timber-building global movement, knowledge transfer, designer, construction

FPInnovations, a non-profit specialising in creating solutions that support the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector, and its government and industry partners, recently launched the all-new 2019 2nd edition of the building-construction game-changing, “Canadian CLT Handbook.” Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is …

Editor’s pickToyota unveils world’s first urban incubator, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group

15-01-2020
Bjarke Ingels Group, Shizuoka, Toyota, BIG, Japan, sustainable construction, urban planning, urban mobility, urban intervention, sustainability, future cities, transportation, mobility, master plan, Fuji, Urban design

Toyota announced plans for a prototype city named “Woven City” on a 175-acre site at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan. The Toyota Woven City is conceived as “a living laboratory to test and improve mobility, autonomy, connectivity, hydrogen-powered infrastructure, and industry collaboration”. The structures will utilise …

EUROCONSTRUCT: Weakening growth in European construction in the next two years

13-01-2020
EUROCONSTRUCT, Europe, construction, industrial production, investment, new projects, renovation, non-residential, residential, civil engineering

Construction output amounted to nearly 1,600 billion Euro in 2018 - after five years growth still far below peak level, with relevant differences among countries. From among 15 western EC-15 countries, 10 of them achieved in 2018 higher total construction volume than in 2007. The construction market in Spain, despite 4 growing years in a row, …

Kronospan to start producing and offering plywood as a new product

10-01-2020
Kronospan, Smorgon plant, Belarus, Kronobuild, panel products, softwood plywood, exterior constructions

Kronospan has announced that it has commenced plywood production at its plant in Smorgon, Belarus. Kronospan said that it is an important milestone in its history and "reflects the company’s strong commitment to fulfilling the needs of its customers." The product joins the Kronobuild portfolio of panel products. The plant is producing four …

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