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June 2020

Editor’s pickChange of management at Siempelkamp


Technology leader Siempelkamp has announced that effective 30 June 2020, Christoph Michel, CEO and spokesman of the Board of Directors, will be leaving the company to take on new tasks and challenges outside the group. Dr Martin Stark, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Siempelkamp, will fill the position of CEO as interim manager with …

ASEAN Super 8 announces new dates in 2021

Malaysia, Exhibition, COVID-19

Informa Markets, organiser of the region's leading event for the built environment, has announced new event dates. ASEAN Super 8, which comprises several exhibitions targeted at the built environment industry, will be held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 15 to 17 June …

Fast + Epp pushes boundaries for tall wood construction

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 …

Raute concludes cooperation negotiations

Finland, Raute, COVID-19

Negotiations concerning temporary layoffs of salaried and senior salaried employees of Raute’s operations in Finland in Nastola, Lahti, and Kajaani, have been concluded. These negotiations concerned measures, the purpose of which was to adapt operations to the financial and production-related situation resulting from the declined order book …

UK merchant sales plunge in April but market is recovering

UK, Economy, Sales

According to April data from the Builders Merchant Federation’s Builders Merchant Building Index, it is evident that the coronavirus lockdown has greatly affected sales for merchants in the UK. With many trades not working due to temporary closures or restricted services since mid-March, figures for April show the alarming …

Study finds 38 endangered tree species legally traded in Brazil

Brazil, Endangered

According to a recently published study conducted by scientists from the Federal Fluminense University and the Botanical Garden Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro, 38 endangered tree species were legally traded between 2012 and 2016. The study, titled “Endangered species account for 10% of Brazil’s documented timber trade”, …