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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

Furnidec Business, from 9 to 11 March, a landmark for furniture

How to use the white pin to rebuild a school

Lignetics Inc. now holds an even stronger position in the England and mid-Atlantic markets

Two Okanagan projects have been remarked for excellence in wood architecture and design

The most celebrated projects at Wood Design Awards

Just five hours to mount a prefabricated house


German forests will be used much more as energy sources in the future

What is the difference between "wild forest wood" and plantation wood

Forests will become an invaluable "carbon sink"

Could wood be a key sustainable resource of our future?

Fireplaces - the heart of a home

Vietnam`s wood exports are predicted to reach $7.6 billion

Officials of the Forestry Commission have intensified their fight against deforestation

A massive increase in hardwood plantation production is planned in Tasmania

Some TIPS on how to use ash from your wood

Poland must stop the logging immediately

FIMMA-MADERALIA awaits you in February at its 38th edition

Investors from Japan are rushing into wood-burning biomass projects to lock in still-high government subsidies

Sawlog prices were up in most regions of the world in in the last quarter of 2017

Brazilian Police have shut down a major illegal logging and forest credit fraud scheme

A new mass timber program in Canada

The "mass timber" from Oregon has strong economic potential

China formulate the nation`s timber structure construction development plan

New use for pine and poplar wood

Global Timber Wordwide

The best way to build in wood

The Global Forest Industry - a report by WRQ

The strong evolution of lumber industry

The performance of an innovative wood technology

US Northwest is forced to bulid log inventories for the winter season

New technology for a revitalized timber industry

Press Release by Interforst - forests are suffering from climate changes

Drivers, Challenges and Trends for wooden floor market

Brazilian forest products sector grows 12% in January - September

Measures to stop deforestation in Nova Scotia

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