Wood Construction

  • Wood Construction
  • June 09, 2020 12:04

Trend in Canadian housing starts lowers in May

The trend in Canadian housing starts was 196,750 units in May 2020, down from 198,644 units in April 2020. Excluding Quebec, the trend was 151,072 units in May 2020, down from 155,600 units in April 2020...... [more...]

  • Panels
  • June 08, 2020 13:04

BAU 2021: key themes published

Four forward-looking guiding themes are intended to provide orientation for the exhibitors and visitors to BAU 2021. Innovative solutions, discussions and special shows will predominantly focus on these priorities in the coming year... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • June 08, 2020 12:22

UK: Construction's Roadmap to recovery presented

The British Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) Covid-19 Task Force laid out their ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ plan to secure the future of construction businesses nationwide, while setting the industry on a sustainable path towards recovery over the next two years. As the Timber Trade Federation... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • June 08, 2020 11:48

Austria: Purchase obligation controversial

The recently presented draft for the amendment of the Austrian Forestry Act is sharply criticized by the timber industry. WKÖ general secretary Karlheinz Kopf (ÖVP) describes the obligation by the timber industry to buy damaged wood in the event of an extreme volume to be "far from the... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • June 05, 2020 11:01

Stimulus of € 700 million for German forests

The Federal Government will offer € 700 million to deal with the damage in the German forest after two years of drought. The sustainable management of forests should be promoted as well as digitalization in forestry...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • June 02, 2020 13:52

Vancouver to approve 12-storey mass timber buildings

The City of Vancouver Council has approved by-law amendments allowing mass timber construction up to 12 storeys for residential and commercial use as of July 1, 2020..... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 29, 2020 13:15

Strong demand for planed goods in Central Europe

The Association of the European Planing Industry (VEH) noted an increased demand for planed wood for indoor and outdoor use in March and April. Production was well utilized across Central Europe...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 27, 2020 13:41

Order intake in the German construction industry down 10% in March

According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), real (price-adjusted) incoming orders in the construction industry in March 2020 were 10.5% lower than in February 2020...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 27, 2020 10:23

Södra ends furlough scheme at Hamina

Södra has now ended the furlough scheme which was introduced at the sawmill in Hamina, Finland, in April due to reduced demand from the UK, in particular, related to the ongoing pandemic...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • May 26, 2020 10:41

Germany watched closely as lockdown measures are withdrawn

Germany is being watched worldwide as the most successful large European country in halting the spread of the virus, thanks to a massive testing programme. Three weeks after the decision of the federal and state governments to gradually withdraw the coronavirus restrictions imposed in March, the end of the lockdown in Germany was largely completed in the first week of May...... [more...]

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