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Queensland’s government and local company developed new sustainable timber product

16-01-2020
Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Eco Cottages, research and development, new, sustainable timber, product, high-quality, cypress, glulam, beams

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Eco Cottages have collaborated to research and develop a new sustainable timber product, leading to additional jobs being created.  “An innovative collaboration between DAF and Eco Cottages, which began in 2017, has resulted in high-quality cypress glue-laminated …

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 …

EPLF unveils campaign showcasing the eco-friendly characteristics of laminate-floorings

14-01-2020
European Producers of Laminate Flooring, EPLF, new, communication, campaign, wood, sustainable, renewable, material

The board members of the association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring presented on 11 January during a press conference at Domotex the organisation’s new communication campaign called “Laminate flooring – Made of wood” that reflects the laminate flooring's high environmental qualities versus its price/performance …

OneFortyOne fully compliant with Australian Standard® for Sustainable Forest Management

06-01-2020
OneFortyOne, Australia, harvesting right, softwood plantation, Green Triangle region, Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management

OneFortyOne confirms that independent forestry auditors have once again found the company and its forests to be fully compliant with the globally endorsed Australian Standard® for Sustainable Forest Management. OneFortyOne’s Planning & Compliance Manager, Janeth Mackenzie said: “Our forests offer vital answers for Australian …

Editor’s pickPLP wins competition to design The Netherland’s tallest timber tower

06-01-2020
The Netherlands, hybrid structure, tallest, timber, concrete tower, Rotterdam, PLP Architecture, mix-used, sustainable

PLP Architecture has won an international competition for a 140m timber and concrete tower in Rotterdam. The architect, in  collaboration with Dutch developer Provast, won the Delftseplein competition for their €160m (US$179 m) project, known as “Tree House”. It consists of 275 apartments, 15,000sq m of office space that …

Forest and Wood Products Australia launches new website

19-12-2019
Forest and Wood Products Australia, new website, online store, The Ultimate Renewable, forestry, sustainable, narrative

Forest and Wood Products Australia has launched a new website and online store for The Ultimate Renewable where the industry and public can access information on the environmental and social advantages of forestry and wood, reported by Australia’s Timber & Forest enews. The website showcases forestry’s sustainable narrative, …

San Francisco welcomes next largest mass timer office building in the U.S.

16-12-2019
Pier 70, redevelopment, Hacker Architects, San Francisco, U.S., mass timber, architecture, green, sustainable, environment, workplace, CLT, glulam, Brookfield Properties

San Francisco gets ready to start the construction of the largest mass timber office building in the United States as part of a 28-acre development on its historic Pier 70. Led by Brookfield Properties, the six-storey, 310,000-square-foot structure will be among the first new buildings to anchor the city’s newest waterfront …

Meet The Soto, Texas' first mass timber project

25-09-2019
The Soto, mass timber, office building, timber, U.S., Texas, sustainable, DLT, dowel-laminated timber, Lake Flato, StructureCraft, Boka Powell, timber superstructure

The six-storey Soto Office Building will give Texas’ its first mass timber project. This project will be in the first phase of a sustainable, walkable urban neighbourhood project at Broadway and 8th streets in San Antonio. The building will have five storeys of timber structure over one storey of concrete. DLT (dowel-laminated timber) …

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