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  • October 14, 2014 14:14

    Timber Expo 2014: Most successful in its history

    The Timber Expo exhibition this year has proved the most successful in its four year history, according to organisers, with over 6,000 visitors to the show. "Timber Expo has grown year on year and this represents a 30% increase on the 2013 visitor numbers,” said Loretta Sale, event director... [more...]

  • October 13, 2014 10:03

    Study: Cross laminated timber building costs are competitive in North America

    Cross laminated timber (CLT) construction is cheaper than conventional methods, but not by much, a new study shows. However, the study predicts that in the future, building material could get a lot cheaper. The study, the first of its kind, was conducted by Mahlum, Walsh Construction and Coughlin Porter Lundeen Engineering to determine the feasibility of CLT construction in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, mainly focusing on Seattle... [more...]

  • October 13, 2014 08:10

    Depressed construction market in Italy and France

    Construction activity in Italy remains depressed. The construction production index for Italy continued to decline to July 2014 and is now only 65% of the level of 2010. The latest data for Italian building permits shows these falling sharply during 2013... [more...]

  • October 13, 2014 07:40

    China: All-out effort to prop up housing market

    The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics latest survey of house price trends points to a steady decline in most of the major cities. In the 70 medium and large-sized cities included in the survey new home prices declined in 68 cities, remained unchanged in one and rose in only one... [more...]

  • October 10, 2014 16:20

    furniPRO Asia 2014 – Back for the second time, bigger and better!

    furniPRO Asia 2014 is the definitive international trade exhibition for the woodworking, furniture and panel production industries in ASEAN. Following the successful inaugural showcase in Singapore in 2012, furniPRO Asia 2014 returns to Singapore from 5–8 November 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre bigger and better, and promises to an exciting one-stop regional platform showcasing the latest innovations and technologies for the furniture manufacturing sector... [more...]

  • October 09, 2014 17:46

    Recovery in EU glulam imports in 2014; Russia becomes largest supplier

    The EU imported 61,400 cu.m of glulam products in the first half of 2014, 9% more than the same period in 2013. Imports from Russia increased 54% to 13,300 cu.m in the first six months of this year. As a result Russia has overtaken Malaysia to become the largest external supplier of glulam to the EU this year... [more...]

  • October 09, 2014 15:35

    Cordes Group to take over Rettenmeier

    Cordes Group headquartered in Bremerhaven, Germany will take over the ailing Rettenmeier Group based in Wilburgstetten, Germany either. Andreas Cordes, CEO of Cordes, and Dr. Stefan Lang, CEO of Rettenmeier confirmed that an agreement has been signed... [more...]

  • October 06, 2014 09:54

    EU: Energy efficiency helps drive joinery sector demand

    In addition to underlying economic growth, future development of the construction sector is heavily dependent on legislation to improve energy efficiency of the existing building stock in European countries. Various new measures are expected to encourage more rapid growth in the window and doors sector than in the overall construction sector. In December 2012, the EU published a new Energy Efficiency Directive requiring Member States to implement most of its provisions by 5 June 2014. The Directive establishes a common framework of measures for promotion of energy efficiency to ensure the achievement of the EU's 2020 20% headline target on... [more...]

  • October 06, 2014 09:27

    Japan: Government plans to double forest products exports by 2020

    Export of wood products from Japan has been increasing consistently and the amount of the export for the first half of this year was yen 8.164 billion, 51.1% more than the same period of last year. This is much faster pace compared to the increase by 30% of last year... [more...]

  • October 03, 2014 10:44

    Sweden exports 7.6% more softwood lumber

    By the end of July, Sweden increased its exports of sawn and planed softwood lumber compared to the same period last year by 7.6%, up to 7.3 million cubic meters. During the same period in 2013 there were 6.8 million cbm. Also, the amount is higher in July with 880,000 cbm or 4.3% over July 2013... [more...]