Holmen group considering building a cross laminated timber factory

Holmen group considering building a cross laminated timber factory

Swedish Holmen group is currently performing a feasibility study for building a cross-laminated timber works at the Iggesund Timber sawmill.

Hines' T3 office is another step forward for timber construction

Hines’ T3 office is another step forward for timber construction

Hines is widely known for building glass and steel skyscrapers.

Cross-lam for Crossfit

Cross-lam for Crossfit

Spokane is getting what city planners believe is its first building made from cross-laminated timber or CLT, a wood building material that has people excited about its sustainability and the potential to put local forests to work.

Experts recommend hybrid structures for tall timber buildings

Experts recommend hybrid structures for tall timber buildings

Tall mass-timber frames are coming into favor not only because wood is a renewable structural material but also because timber structures are typically faster, safer and simpler to build, compared to steel and concrete construction.

Rockin' the gospel of sustainability: Chuck Leavell launches 'America's Forests

Rockin’ the gospel of sustainability: Chuck Leavell launches ‘America’s Forests

Most of us know Chuck Leavell from what he calls his “night job,” as the longtime keyboardist for the Rolling Stones.

New Menlo Park unicorn Katerra raises $130 million to disrupt construction industry

New Menlo Park unicorn Katerra raises $130 million to disrupt construction industry

The company was co-founded by the former CEO of Flextronics and interim CEO at Tesla who hopes to do the same thing for construction that he did in tech manufacturing.

Video: Katerra bringing new tech to old construction

Video: Katerra bringing new tech to old construction

Michael Marks, Katerra co-founder & acting CEO and former Tesla CEO, discusses the construction tech company’s push to disrupt the traditional construction industry.

Making a compelling case for timber systems

Making a compelling case for timber systems

Until now, the greatest period of timber building was between 1200 and 1700 AD.

$1.5M grant supports testing cross laminated timber in seismic conditions

$1.5M grant supports testing cross laminated timber in seismic conditions

Washington State University researchers have received a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop guidelines that will help builders use more sustainable timber in high-rise buildings in earthquake-prone areas.

Cross laminated timber and Grays Harbor County

Cross laminated timber and Grays Harbor County

Could the new big deal in lumber breathe life back into area’s timber industry?

Canada taking command in the charge on tall wood structures, says analyst

Canada taking command in the charge on tall wood structures, says analyst

The gates are starting to open for “a big opportunity in wood” around the world with the construction of tall buildings and Canada is among the countries leading the charge, says a business analyst with FPInnovations.

Timber tech takes wood buildings to new heights

Timber tech takes wood buildings to new heights

An often-heard criticism in B.C., where dozens of sawmills have closed in recent years, is that the province should be doing more value-added manufacturing with its timber, rather than just exporting it as raw logs.

Cross laminated timber: ‘The greatest thing since sliced wood’

Cross laminated timber: ‘The greatest thing since sliced wood’

Forest products leaders see big potential for wood product in Grays Harbor County.

Michael Green a challenger in the USA

Michael Green a challenger in the USA

New materials and new techniques are keeping the dream alive – Michael Green wants to save the world by choosing wood.

Tall wood construction gets boost from CECOBOIS

Tall wood construction gets boost from CECOBOIS

CECOBOIS provides tall timber building construction know-how for Quebec.

Fieldwork architects propose Passive House with CLT for 9-level Abbotsford project 

Fieldwork architects propose Passive House with CLT for 9-level Abbotsford project 

Developer Pirovich is planning a unique 9-level commercial building on Johnston and Nicholson Streets in Abbotsford, a suburb of Melbourne.

Faster cleaner quicker greener: why tall wood is the coming thing

Faster cleaner quicker greener: why tall wood is the coming thing

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver is showcasing faster, cleaner, quieter and greener multistorey construction with what is believed to be the world’s tallest mass timber reaching full completion next month.

UMass Design Building showcases potential for new timber product industry in Massachusetts

UMass Design Building showcases potential for new timber product industry in Massachusetts

Engineering cross-laminated timber in Massachusetts would benefit the environment and “support the forest industry,” the state’s state assistant secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs said.

Six connected CLT towers create an urban forest in India

Six connected CLT towers create an urban forest in India

The mixed-use towers would each rise 36 stories into the sky and connect via rooftop skybridges.

Russ Vaagen: Mass Timber Conference 2017

The International Mass Timber Conference hosted approximately 800 attendees, speakers, and exhibitors to discuss everything to do with mass timber.