the timber network

Wood Construction

  • Sawmilling
  • July 31, 2015 12:07

Binder expands laminated timber capacities with the acquisition of PHB

The Austrian Binder Beteiligungs AG is going to acquire PHB Burgbernheimer Holzbau GmbH & Co. KG in August 2015 to raise efficiency and expand capacity from 420,000 to 500,000 m3 of glued laminated timber... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 31, 2015 11:25

Japan construction sector growth accelerates

The rise in Japanese housing starts accelerated sharply in June and construction orders rebounded... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 30, 2015 09:19

PEFC: Sustainable timber foundation for green building

The PEFC has billed certified sustainable timber as a core component for the development of green building worldwide, including Asia. The certification body's chief executive Ben Gunneberg put forward the proposition at the Green Building and Sustainable Construction Conference organised by the Philippine Green Building Council in Manila ... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 28, 2015 13:24

Timber and construction, a well-matched couple

The research group IT 781-13 of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has for the last ten years been conducting research into building structures and materials. According to its latest piece of research, timber is a very light, tough material which is being increasingly used in building due to the fact that it is a renewable item and consumes little energy in the manufacturing process... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 27, 2015 15:05

U.S. market for green building materials to expand to $69 Billion

The U.S. market for green building materials reached nearly $40.0 billion and $43.8 billion in 2013 and 2014, respectively. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5% to nearly $69.0 billion over the period 2014-2019... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 20, 2015 09:08

US housing starts highest since Nov. 2007; building permits up 30%

Housing starts in the United States increased by 9.8 percent in June to 1.17 million units, the U.S. Commerce Department reported last Friday. It is the highest level since November 2007... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • July 17, 2015 14:38

Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

In May 2015 compared with April 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and fell by 0.3% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2015, production in construction dropped by...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 15, 2015 11:14

Softwood lumber cheaper in Austria

Softwood lumber prices in Austria have overall dropped slightly in July. Compared with June, only the upper price limits of edged boards and boards... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • July 03, 2015 09:14

US housing market normalising after 7 years of turmoil

The housing market in the US is a major driver of wood product consumption and prospects are looking much better now... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 02, 2015 09:01

Largest LVL plant in Japan completed

Three companies, Iida group holdings, First Plywood and Kawai Ringyo built the largest LVL manufacturing plant in Japan, which completed in late March in Aomori prefecture... [more...]

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