The latest innovations in wood impacting use and global demand.
In their post Another tall timber building record seeker (18 January 2017), NZ Logger tells of plans by the Norwegians to build the world's highest timber building. The 81m high, 18-storey Mjøstårnet building, constructed entirely from timber, is going up in the north of the capital, Oslo and is scheduled to be completed at the end [...]
There is great excitement across the engineering and forestry sectors as Sir Bob Jones announces plans to erect the world's tallest wooden office building in central Wellington. Jones says laminated timber is far more earthquake resilient and fire resistant than steel or reinforced concrete and is also more environmentally friendly. The new 12-storey office block on [...]
Architecture & Design's latest article explores six wooden ‘plyscraper’ projects from around the world that push the boundaries of sustainability and engineered timber construction. Read the full article online. Featured image: Named after the tallest living tree on earth, Hypérion is a 50-metre-tall residential tower in Bordeaux France that will be built with a cross-laminated timber [...]
A hardwood substitute has been developed to effectively end the need to log native forests - article by Caleb Radford for Carbon News, 15 September 2016. Subscribe to access the full article online, or download and read a copy of the article here.