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European parquet consumption - stable or slightly higher in the first six months of 2018



China`s huge demand for timber is stripping one of the world`s largest remaining areas of pristine tropical forests



Malaysia`s furniture exports in 2018 is expected to decline slightly



British development agency DFID has suspended funding for a timber industry reform project because of the Rakhine crisis



Since 1988, the driving forces of the furniture industry continue to meet under a single roof!



The Global Forest Industry in the 2Q of 2018



PRAGOLIGNA, 11th - 13th October 2018



Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update



DREMA 2018 towards Industry 4.0



Building as tall as trees at Timber Expo - Press Release



China has increased its sales of softwood from Europe



DANA Conference for forestry industry and wood products will be held on 01-02 October 2018



LIGNUMEXPO-LES - the most important international exhibition of its kind in Slovakia



The price for softwood timber - in continuous growth - Press Release



The Global Forest Industry in the 1Q/2018 - Press Release



DMG`S NEW FURNITURE COMPONENT&MATERIALS EVENT AIMING TO OFFER THE ULTIMATE DESIGN TOOLKIT



Get the fastest, boldest vision of the future at UK Construction Week - Press Release



Expo Forestal 2018 PROMOTES THE FORESTRY SECTOR PRODUCTIVITY IN A SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH



Where East meets West: Silk Road theme announced for second INDEX design event of 2018



APBE - THE 7TH ASIA-PACIFIC BIOMASS ENERGY EXHIBITION 2018 - Press Release



Abrasive Grit Blasting, the Optimal Solution for Cleaning Wood Surfaces



The biggest business meeting for the forestry sector in September in Mostki!



Woodex Asia 2018, an International Exhibition & Seminar on Wood Industry



Expo Forestal 2018 - Biodiversity, Technology, Productivity



How wonderdful the petrified wood can be



This is the time for timber



Nanowood - a new type of insulator



Good prediction on Biomass



The charm of painted wood floors



How should a fabulous rustic home look like?



Balsa wood - the balance between softness and sturdiness

Lignetics bought New England Wood Pellet LLC

Glass Beads for Shot Peening and Cleaning of Surfaces

Press Release: The most significat innovations in forest technology over the past 10 years

Press Release: Which will be the Future Technologies for Food and Biomass Production?

US softwood lumber demand will reach record-hights by 2030

Future Suppliers of Softwood Lumber to the US Market

The Global Forest Industry in the 4Q/2017

New type of wood - stronger than steel

An increase in wooden products exports is expected this year

The best way to build in wood


The best way to build in wood
Since CLT was invented in Austria 25 years ago and first received serious exposure with Waugh Thistleton`s first timber tower a decade ago, interest in and use of the material has exploded. CLT manufacturing plants are being built wherever there are trees. Timber towers are getting taller. It is marvellous stuff that is displacing a lot of concrete. I like it and I write about it a lot.

Meanwhile, robotic tools like those from Sweden`s RANDEK are revolutionizing wood frame construction so that panels are as precise and accurate as a CLT wall. There is a reason that America was stick-built; it is fast and cheap and material-efficient. But being site-built, it was sloppy and leaky. The new machines change all that. They bring wood framing into the 21st century, and they use about a fifth as much wood as CLT does.

It is fallacy to consider wood only as an agricultural product: While wood may be planted, grown and harvested as any other agricultural crop, this activity should not be mistaken for a forest, because it is monoculture. Just as a field of corn is not a prairie, a valley planted in a single species of tree is not a forest.

Wood dominates everywhere. You notice it as soon as you enter the stairwell. Floors and steps have a real feel that no concrete surface can imitate. Even the acoustics are different a softer, solid, muted effect that only wood with innumerable, tightly packed annual rings can produce.


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December 07, 2017