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U.S. Sawmill Output Continues to Lag Home Construction

January 10, 2022

NAHB –With a historically low level of overall housing inventory and solid demand because of low mortgage interest rates and favorable demographics, new construction has been unable to add needed supply to the market because domestic production from the sawmill industry has not kept pace with home construction gains since

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George Brown College Breaks Ground on Tall Mass-Timber Building

January 10, 2022

George Brown College has announced what is its largest-ever donation and the largest donation to an Ontario College by a single donor — at the ground-breaking for a new tall-wood, mass-timber, net-zero carbon emissions, 10-storey student facility at its Waterfront Campus. CAPTION: George Brown College: Limberlost Place, designed by Moriyama &

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Lumber Market 2021 Year in Review: What’s Next?

January 10, 2022

FOREST2MARKET — While we largely avoided a repeat of the tissue and towel hoarding behavior that came to exemplify pandemic life in 2020, 2021 was not without its share of forest industry peculiarities. Last year’s big surprise came in the form of skyrocketing softwood lumber prices, which rose to over $1,200/MBF—a new

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Lumber Tariffs Hurt U.S. Housing

January 6, 2022

NAHB — Lumber price volatility has been the single biggest drag on the residential construction industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) was so disappointed when the Commerce Department moved forward in late November with its next administrative review to double the tariffs on Canadian

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How Developers are Adjusting to Rising Lumber Prices

January 6, 2022

GLOBEST.COM — Following a few months of moderating prices last spring and summer, lumber prices are soaring once again. Over the past four months, lumber prices have nearly tripled, causing the price of an average new single-family home to increase by more than $18,600, according to the National Association of

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Structurlam Celebrates Completion of Terminus at District 56

January 5, 2022

Vancouver, B.C. —  Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, is celebrating the new Terminus at District 56 commercial building in partnership with Design Build Services and Aspect Structural Engineers, now open in Langford, B.C. The five-story mass timber post-and-beam building contains the first buckling-restrained braces housed within a timber frame. Located on Vancouver Island, the

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B.C. First Nations and Forestry Council Call for a Reset of ‘Flawed Consultation’ Process

January 5, 2022

  BC First Nations Forestry Council Snuneymuxw Territory (Nanaimo, B.C.) – First Nations continue to call for an immediate reset to the process used by the province to engage with Nations on changes to modernize forest policy in BC. Letters sent from several First Nations to Minister Katrine Conroy, in December

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