Posts Tagged ‘construction’

NB invests $1M in Arbec OSB upgrade

February 1, 2018

MIRAMICHI, N.B. – Opportunities NB and the New Brunswick government are investing up to $1 million to support a $10-million upgrade of Arbec Forest Products’ production facilities in Miramichi. The investment will secure new equipment and technology for a facility that produces oriented strand board for the construction industry. It

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Mass timber company one of five groups to receive federal funding

January 18, 2018

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, recently announced funding of $6.45 million for six projects in British Columbia to promote innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. The Minister made the announcement during the B.C. Natural Resources Forum. The funding delivers on the Investments in Canada’s Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program

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Ontario releases guide for tall wood buildings

January 9, 2018

A construction resource for tall wood buildings and mass timer design is now available from Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. “Ontario’s Tall Wood Building Reference” provides background and references to assist applicants, reviewers and designers as they consider using wood in buildings. The Ministry says the document is

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Global growth above 5% expected for glue-laminated timber

January 9, 2018

The global market for glue-laminated timber or glulam is anticipated to reach US$8 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research. The market is likely to register an annual growth rate of 5.9 per cent in terms of value from 2017 to 2025. The report says the residential segment is

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Metsä Wood calls for collaboration to grow timber construction

January 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – Modular construction, using timber as a key element, is a credible solution to fast and sustainable house building, says Finnish lumber company, Metsä Wood. However, the lumber producer believes that more needs to be done in terms of sharing knowledge and innovation in wood construction to further advance

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Wood is the future of architecture

December 19, 2017

An article in The Globe and Mail says recent innovations have sent a throng of firms back to the forest to take advantage of the efficient, sustainable, fashionable and functional architectural ancestor: wood. Citing Brock commons, a Quebec condo and a tall wood building planned for Toronto, the author says

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Norwegian investor chooses timber for 18-storey building

December 7, 2017

Mjøstårnet, an 18-storey wooden building in Norway, will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building, says its builder Moelven.  “Mjøstårnet sets new standards for timber constructions. The building is the closest we come to a skyscraper in

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