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Editor’s pick21st Australian Timber Design Awards winners announced

10-12-2020
Australia, timber, design, architecture

The Annual Australian Timber Design Award winners for 2020 were announced on 2 December 2020 at a virtual event, with BVN and TTW receiving first prize for their Marrickville Library project. Marrickville Library (Photo: Tom Roe) The Marrickville Library and community centre is located on the site of the former Marrickville Hospital site which …

DesignSingapore Council to support 7 projects as part of inaugural Good Design Research programme

28-07-2020
Singapore, Research, Design, Mass Engineered Timber

Produce Workshop Pte Ltd, one of the seven R&D projects selected, will study mass engineered timber (MET) as a construction material. Driven by the desire to advance current construction methods using renewable sources, PRODUCE endeavours to further reduce material used, shorten production lead time, and minimise manhours on-site with the …

Bosch secures global 3RT contract to turn wood waste into sustainable hardwood

27-05-2020
Bosch, 3RT, Designer Hardwood, plantation waste, sustainable hardwood, Australia

Bosch Manufacturing Solutions will supply digital production units to 3RT for the global manufacture of sustainable hardwood. Based in Melbourne and Adelaide, 3RT has developed a world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University, that converts wood waste into timber that looks and performs like 100-year-old tropical hardwood, called …

Engineers build adhesive-free 100% timber building at Ness Gardens

31-03-2020
Engineers, University of Liverpool, industrial partners, designed, build, adhesive-free timber, office building, Ness Gardens

Engineers at the University of Liverpool, alongside industrial partners, have designed and built an adhesive-free timber office building at Ness Gardens in order to evaluate a more environmentally-friendly construction method. Official opening of the adhesive free timber office building at Ness Gardens The key idea behind the new `green’ …

First homeware manufacturer in Malaysia obtains CoC certification of MTCS

26-03-2020
One-Tech, PEFC-certified homeware, green manufacturing, sustainable design, chain of custody certification, Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme, MTCS,

Sustainable manufacturing and responsible sourcing are at the centre of Malaysian firm One-Tech, that recently became the first manufacturer in Malaysia producing PEFC-certified homeware under its DAPO brand. Founded in 1993, One-Tech has been strongly advocating ‘green manufacturing’ and sustainable design since 2013, in a desire to …

Editor’s pickGrafton Architects Selected for Project Team for Anthony Timberlands Centre

24-03-2020
The University of Arkansas, Grafton Architects, Anthony Timberlands Centre for Design and Materials Innovation, Pritzker Architecture Prize

  The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved Grafton Architects, based in Dublin, Ireland, in partnership with Modus Studio of Fayetteville as the project team for the planned Anthony Timberlands Centre for Design and Materials Innovation. Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of Grafton Architects, were recently …

Huws Gray from UK acquires structural timber specialist

19-03-2020
builders' merchant, Huws Gray, acquisition, AC Roof Trusses, Welshpool, UK, design, production, supply, structural timber, components

Private equity-backed builders' merchant Huws Gray has acquired AC Roof Trusses, a Welshpool business. Established in 1982, AC Roof Trusses specialises in the design, production and supply of structural timber components. It employs more than 30 people. Huw Grays is headquartered in Anglesey and has more than 100 branches across Wales and …

Ontario Wood Design Awards Winners announced

05-03-2020
Canadian Wood Council, Wood Works!, Ontario Wood Design Awards, designers, industry players, innovation, exemplary, wood in architecture

On February 26, the Canadian Wood Council’s (CWC’s) Wood Works! Programme gave out the Ontario Wood Design Awards in recognition of designers’ and industry players’ innovation and exemplary use of using wood in architecture. The winners were announced during the Ontario Forest Industries Association’s (OFIA’s) …

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 …