Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects win competition for wooden mixed-use development in Gothenburg

Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects win competition for wooden mixed-use development in Gothenburg

Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects were chosen as the winners of a competition to design a mixed-use development using timber construction in Gothenburg.

Video: Katerra's acoustics testing 2017 

Video: Katerra’s acoustics testing 2017 

Katerra is embarking on becoming the largest manufacturer of cross laminated timber in the United States of America which is a well established technology from Europe.

Video: Katerra's CLT shake test 2017

Video: Katerra’s CLT shake test 2017

As Katerra develops new products and materials, one of the main objectives is to make sure that these materials meet the highest standards in the industry and, in fact, exceed them.

Apartment fires are tied to cheaper, wood-based construction 

Apartment fires are tied to cheaper, wood-based construction 

A number of fires have erupted at apartment complexes under construction that use wooden frames instead of ones made of metal, raising questions about the lower-cost building technique.

Eco-friendly 'plyscrapers' are on the rise. Here's why

Eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’ are on the rise. Here’s why

America’s next generation of skyscrapers could be eco-friendly and made from wood.

Graduate Research Assistant (Master of Science): CLT and massive plywood panels in the Southern United States - market research

Graduate Research Assistant (Master of Science): CLT and massive plywood panels in the Southern United States – market research

A fully funded graduate research assistantship is available for a Master of Science (MS) student in the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University (LSU) to start spring 2018.

"Women in Wood" promotes women in an industry dominated by men

“Women in Wood” promotes women in an industry dominated by men

As the need for more sustainably harvested wood grows, we are going to need a lot more women working in the business.

Tall wood buildings: Going up

Tall wood buildings: Going up

Ari Sinha, Andre Barbosa and Chris Higgins are working on a project called “Framework” (Framework Project LLC), a 12-story, mixed-use structure in north Portland.

Stora Enso to invest EUR31m in new PE coating line in Beihai, China

Stora Enso to invest EUR31m in new PE coating line in Beihai, China

Finland-based pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso is planning to complete its investments in various assets by 2019.

Future forward: Can cross-laminated timber replace concrete and steel?

Future forward: Can cross-laminated timber replace concrete and steel?

With a background as a builder and developer in construction for 35 years, Casey Malmquist is CEO and president of SmartLam, the first commercial manufacturers of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the United States.

Podcast: Timber on the rise: timber + concrete hybrid structural systems 

Podcast: Timber on the rise: timber + concrete hybrid structural systems 

Benton Johnson, from the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, discusses the intricate and practical steps it will to take to make timber structures a reality.

High rises made of wood?

High rises made of wood?

A wood skyscraper might sound like a bad idea—and potentially a giant tinderbox.

International House Sydney takes out international design award

International House Sydney takes out international design award

Australia’s first engineered timber commercial building has taken out the prestigious Athenaeum and European Centre for Design Award for International Architecture.

NZ’s biggest laminated wood building takes shape

NZ’s biggest laminated wood building takes shape

Main structural work on the four-level east wing is moving closer to completion at Otago Polytechnic’s innovative $20 million accommodation village in Union St, Dunedin.

Cross laminated timber production facility for Virginia

Cross laminated timber production facility for Virginia

Virginia should be the location of the first cross laminated timber (CLT) production facility on the East Coast.

Schöck and cross-laminated timber feature at Hoxton cinema 

Schöck and cross-laminated timber feature at Hoxton cinema 

The neglected Hoxton Cinema in East London is undergoing a transformation, with plans for a replica of the original 1914 Gaumont façade to be reconstructed.

Timber Trends Report tops previous years with growth forecast beyond 2018

Timber Trends Report tops previous years with growth forecast beyond 2018

Here, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the STA, reveals some of the findings of the recently published Timber Trends Report.

Sir Bob Jones plans to build world's tallest wooden office tower in Wellington 

Sir Bob Jones plans to build world’s tallest wooden office tower in Wellington 

Property mogul Sir Bob Jones plans to take the timber industry to new heights, by erecting the world’s tallest wooden office building in central Wellington.

Kahukura: Is it Christchurch's greenest new building?

Kahukura: Is it Christchurch’s greenest new building?

A clever, beautiful, $34 million sustainable building deploying innovative building technologies is soon to open in Christchurch at Ara’s central campus on Moorhouse Ave.

Simpson Strong-Tie donates to Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute

Simpson Strong-Tie donates to Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute

Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announces its support of Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute with a $50,000 donation.