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  • Wood Construction
  • September 30, 2015 13:01

Japanese housing starts register six consecutive months of growth

Housing starts in Japan rose for the sixth month in a row in August... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 29, 2015 12:02

EU imports rise across most tropical wood sectors

EU imports of nearly all tropical product types have increased significantly in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. The growth extends to a wide range of products and market sectors... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 28, 2015 12:02

China pushes to increase wood construction

China is committed to increasing the use of wood in future construction, as set out in a directive signed by China’s Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Chen Zhenggao.This is the first time that China has issued a directive to increase wood construction, and it represents a major breakthrough for the technique in the world’s largest construction market... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 28, 2015 10:06

WWF survey finds that 76% of UK consumers want stricter rules for wood products legality

UK consumers (76 per cent) want better laws that ensure the legality of wood products on the market in the UK and across Europe, a new WWF survey finds. Major timber-related businesses from the UK and other EU countries, from producers to retailers, have also signed a new statement to the European Commission calling for the EU to tighten the current rules on illegal timber use... [more...]

  • Interior
  • September 25, 2015 15:47

Finland: Architect designed a flood-proof CLT structure

The Finnish architect Marco Casagrande has designed a completely new type of urban modular structure in Taiwan, Taipei city. The structure is represented by cubes made of massive wood... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 25, 2015 12:01

Preview of this year's Timber Expo

As part of UK Construction Week, the largest construction trade event in the UK, Timber Expo has been established as a must see on the trade calendar with an abundance of exhibitors signed up and a raft of prestigious event partners showing their support. Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 6 – 8 October, Timber Expo is the only dedicated UK event for the timber industry. Free to attend, it will provide a powerful opportunity for visitors and exhibitors to network, learn new skills, source new solutions, share... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • September 24, 2015 10:16

Dutch and Spanish construction sector keep on improving; no recovery before 2017 for Italian and French architects

After a slight dip in the last semester of 2014, the German construction sector is again growing at a slightly faster pace expected in previous quarters. The positive signs in the Netherlands and Spain which were seen throughout the whole of 2014, are also there in Q1 2015. France and Italy are not recovering as fast as expected in earlier quarters, so a lot of architects in these two countries have been struggling throughout 2014 and keep on doing this in 2015. These are some of the conclusions of the Q1 2015 European Architectural Barometer report, a quarterly research among 1,600 architects in eight European countries. European architects act as a leading indicator for the construction activities... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 24, 2015 10:05

Fordaq to showcase its services at this year's Drema

Fordaq will showcase its services for the wood professionals during Drema 2015 in Poznan (Poland) from October 6th till October 9th , 2015... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 23, 2015 14:46

Construction timber and glulam prices largely stable in Germany and Austria

By price increases in raw materials, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​KVH in Germany has come under increasing price pressure. Especially in western Germany such problems were reported... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 23, 2015 10:06

Ligna 2017 with new structure

Exhibition areas at Ligna 2017 are to be developed and aligned even more strongly toward the requirements of the global market and technological developments. Additionally, German and international exhibitors are to be mixed more thoroughly – making Ligna even more international... [more...]

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