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Editor’s pickInaugural BuildTech Asia 2020 Digital Series to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0

13-10-2020
building, architecture, building materials, expo, trade expo, trade exhibition

The inaugural BuildTech Asia Digital Series will take place on 14 and 15 October 2020 to proliferate the use of smart digital technologies in the built environment sector. This virtual event will present built environment professionals with opportunities to discover latest technologies at the international building and construction technology …

EGGER USA produces first board on Siempelkamp Particle Board Plant

09-10-2020
EGGER, Siempelkamp, North Carolina, United States, production plant, wood based materials,

The first board at the EGGER plant in Lexington – a major achievement A visionary project has achieved a key milestone: At the EGGER plant in Lexington, North Carolina, a greenfield particle board system with a forming and pressing line made by Siempelkamp produced its first board on 19 September 2020. This means it is now possible to …

Editor’s pickProduction begins at EGGER’s 20th plant; first in North America

25-09-2020
EGGER, North Carolina, United States, production plant, wood based materials

A milestone for EGGER: On 19 September 2020, the 20th plant in the world, and first in North America, began production (Photo: EGGER Wood Based Materials) After a two-year construction period, the EGGER Group has started production at its new wood-based materials plant in Lexington, North Carolina, USA. A 440 million euro investment, this is …

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 …

Indonesian government acts to alleviate impact of coronavirus on timber industry

17-03-2020
economic stimulus packages, Indonesia, measure, coronavirus, depletion of raw materials, auxillary products, SVLK

Susiwijono Moegiarso, Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, announced that in cooperation with other ministries, the government is preparing economic stimulus packages to address the impact of the coronavirus, reported ITTO. A focus of measures proposed will be how to address the depletion of raw materials for manufacturers and …

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 …

UK government proposes 11m threshold instead of 18m for non-combustible wall constructions

03-02-2020
UK, 11 metre threshold, non-combustible external wall materials, A1, A2, classification, EN standard for Reaction to fire

The UK government launched a consultation on 20 January 2020, in which it proposes an 11 metre – rather than 18 metre – threshold in relation to non-combustible external wall materials. Specifically, if a residential (including partially residential) building has any floor height above 11 metres, then the entire external wall will need …

Some UK housing developers discontinuing CLT for high-rise after post-Grenfell legislation

20-01-2020
UK, housing developers, CLT, limited use, post-Grenfell, legislation, policy, combustible materials, external walls, new buildings, 18 metres

Swan is the latest housing developer to join the list of developers evaluating concrete and steel alternative for residential units over 18 metres. Despite a successful completion of the mid-rise, six-storey Watts Grove development Tower Hamlets in East London, a 65-unit residential project, Swan will now restrict the use of CLT to two- and …

Välinge signs license agreement with Chinese flooring producer Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials

15-01-2020
Välinge, license agreement, Chinese, flooring producer, Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials

The Chinese flooring producer Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials Co., Ltd – also known as BBL – has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of Liteback® sustainable core technology for thermoplastic flooring. BBL has been a Välinge licensee since 2008 and today sells both laminate and thermoplastic flooring …

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