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Fast + Epp pushes boundaries for tall wood construction

30-06-2020
Canada, Mass Timber

Recent approval by the City of Vancouver for the construction of wood for commercial and residential projects of up to 12-storeys is great news for the architecture, engineering and construction community. Following the Tallwood House at Brock Commons – named the tallest mass timber building in the world in 2017, Fast + Epp has seen …

New Outdoor Education Centre is the second mass timber facility in US to use Southern yellow pine

17-06-2020
mass timber building, yellow south pine, US, Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center

As Clemson University in South Carolina welcomes a new 16,000 sq ft Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center, it becomes the first mass timber structure on the campus and the second mass timber facility in the nation to use Southern yellow pine as the primary building material. Designed to help Clemson students achieve mental and physical …

Indonesian ministers: SVLK important for boosting wood products exports

05-06-2020
Indonesia, ministers, Timber Legality Verification System, SVLK, sustainable forest management

Following Indonesian government’s decision to backtrack on an earlier decision to end timber legality checks for the export of wood products, several ministers and government officials commented on this issue. As reported by ITTO, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, stressed the importance …

Malaysian timber sector raised funds for people in need

04-06-2020
MTC, Malaysia, timber sector, donation

The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities has reported that the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has raised RM895,550 out of the targeted RM1 million, through its Covid-19 Humanitarian Fund initiative. The MTC launched this fund-raising effort in cooperation with timber associations and companies nationwide. More than 100 logging …

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