Wood Construction

  • Wood Construction
  • February 19, 2018 09:59

US housing starts rise sharply in January

US housing starts recovered in January after the sharp drop from the previous month, according to data released by the US Commerce Department.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 15, 2018 14:06

Sumitomo Forestry plans to build 350 m wooden building in Tokyo

Sumitomo Forestry (SFC) summarized the concept W350 plan to realize wooden high-rise building with a height of 350 meter... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 13, 2018 12:42

China: New standard to allow more timber to be used in construction

China has recently released a new design code for timber structure as to give a boost to the industry to extend the use of wood and improve the grading system of wood strength... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • February 13, 2018 11:01

Stora Enso to supply wooden constructions for Finland’s tallest wooden high-rise building

Stora Enso has been chosen as the provider of wood material for a 14-storey wooden building in Joensuu, Finland. Once completed, the building, Light House Joensuu, will be the country’s tallest wooden high-rise building. Stora Enso provides the solid wood products for the frame of the ...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 09, 2018 10:45

Germany: Wood products price index stable in December 2017

The German producer price indices for industrial wood products remained stable at a high level in December 2017... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 09, 2018 10:00

Södra Wood joins Builders Merchant Federation in UK

Södra Wood has become a member of the Builders Merchant Federation, boosting its role in the future of wood construction... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 09, 2018 09:44

Researchers Create Super Wood Stronger Than Most Metals

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have found a way to make wood more than ten times times stronger and tougher than before, creating a natural substance that is stronger than many titanium alloys. This new way to treat wood makes it twelve times stronger than ...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 08, 2018 16:03

Välinge acquires Inotec’s patent portfolio regarding fold down locking systems

Välinge has purchased all Inotec’s patents regarding one-piece fold-down systems (all-side or short-side), which are registered in numerous countries such as the US, Canada as well as China and with many more applications worldwide including Europe. This patent portfolio also consists of ...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • February 07, 2018 13:24

China: Pace of real estate investment slowed in 2017

According to China’s Statistics Office, investment in domestic real estate in 2017 increased 7% year-on-year however, the pace of growth slowed compared to a year earlier.... [more...]

  • Panels
  • February 06, 2018 17:11

German court decides in favor of Unilin in dispute on Windmöller patents

On February 2, 2018, the German District Court of Düsseldorf decided that Ulrich Windmöller Consulting GmbH & Co. KG (UWC) may not offer or grant any licenses on the UWC patent rights which are based on the ...... [more...]

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