Wood Construction

  • Panels
  • June 27, 2016 15:49

WMF in Beijing ends successfully

The largest woodworking machinery exhibition of its kind in Asia – Beijing Woodwork Fair 2016 (WMF) – successfully concluded on June 4, 2016. With “Comprehensive Showcase of Sustainable Automation & Smart Factory Solutions for the Woodworking & Furniture Industry” as ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 27, 2016 15:34

European parquet market grows by 0.5% in 2015

Confirming the January forecast of the FEP (European Federation of the Parquet Industry) issued at the start of the DOMOTEX fair in Hannover, the consolidated data provided by member companies and affiliated national associations indicates that the ...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 27, 2016 11:35

ABIMCI contributed to the launch of the commission of the Brazilian Association for Technical Standards

A commission of the Brazilian Association for Technical Standards (ABNT) will be established this month to develop a technical standard for a wood frame construction system... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 23, 2016 14:15

Save the date: Global Buyers Mission; 8-10 September in Whistler Village, British Columbia

The 13th Annual Global Buyers Mission is the event to find new sources of high quality, competitively priced wood products, while reconnecting with your current suppliers and socializing with your peers. As a qualified buyer, your $235 CAD registration fee includes Vancouver/Whistler return transportation; and all meals and networking receptions during the event.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 23, 2016 13:28

Italy sets minimum requirement for certified or recycled timber in public procurement

Italy’s timber sector has seen advantages for the industry in a new law that at least 50% of wood products procured by government for public projects should be certified legal and sustainable, or recycled... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • June 23, 2016 10:21

Euroconstruct expects further growth in the EU construction sector

Euroconstruct estimates that GDP will grow by 1.9% per annum for the 19 participating European countries in the years 2016-2018, which is virtually unchanged from the December (Budapest) forecasts. The year 2016 will see the GDP of the 19 member countries grow by 1.8%, a forecast which is slightly below the 2% projected in December 2015, while growth of 1.9% is foreseen for 2017. Notably, the year 2015 was the first time in eight years that all Euroconstruct countries recorded an increase in GDP, a development which is expected to continue over the next three years... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 22, 2016 09:49

What happens now with the wood industry in Central China?

From May 15-21, China Wood Importers Committee organized one wood importers delegation to mid-west China to visit ports, wooden door & furniture manufacturers, etc... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • June 21, 2016 13:01

US housing starts drop slighlty in May

US home building dropped slightly in May, according to a report released by the Commerce Department last week. US housing starts decreased by 0.3 percent down to an annual rate of 1.164 million in May from the revised April estimate of 1.167 million... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • June 21, 2016 11:12

Production in construction down by 0.2% in euro area

In April 2016 compared with March 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and increased by 0.4% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2016, production in construction fell by 1.0% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU28... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 20, 2016 16:13

Softwood imports to Italy 2015 1% down

Italian softwood imports fell 1% overall in 2015, with a 3% decrease from lead supplier Austria offset by upturns from Finland, France and Latvia as the ETTF (European Timber Trade Federation reports in its latest newsletter. Non-EU suppliers' import share was ...... [more...]

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