Posts Tagged ‘engineered wood’

Local governments recognized for leadership in wood design

September 28, 2017

VANCOUVER — Six local governments were recognized at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention for their leadership in the use of wood both architecturally and structurally in their community projects. Wood WORKS! BC Community Recognition Awards are presented annually to communities that have been exemplary advocates for wood. “We salute these

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Katerra plans mass timber facility in Washington

September 26, 2017

MENLO PARK, Calif. – A California-based construction company is making a move into the production of building products in Washington. Katerra will open a new factory in Spokane Valley, Washington, to produce mass timber products, including cross-laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam. The construction company says mass timber “represents the future

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FPInnovations participates in tall wood buildings conference

September 14, 2017

MONTREAL – WoodRise, a global conference dedicated to mid-rise and tall wood buildings, is running in Bordeaux, France, this week. Organised by the Institut technologique FCBA (France), FPInnovations (Canada), and the Building Research Institute (Japan), with the participation of ADIVbois, WoodRise will bring together more than 1500 international stakeholders from the wood, construction and

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Quebec conference on tall wood buildings to follow France event

September 12, 2017

On September 12-15, the city of Bordeaux in France will be hosting the first edition of the WoodRise World Congress, an event aimed at showcasing international scientific and technological excellence in mid-rise and high-rise wood buildings. FPInnovations is an organizer of the WoodRise Congress. As a follow-up to this event, professionals

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West Fraser completes purchase of Gilman mills

September 5, 2017

VANCOUVER – West Fraser Timber Co. has completed the acquisition of six sawmills and a finger‑joint mill from the Howard Gilman Foundation and other shareholders. The acquisition was announced in July, with an expected purchase price of about US$430 million. The Gilman mills are located in Florida and Georgia. The acquisition is

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Structurlam chain of custody certification a first for Canadian CLT

August 25, 2017

OTTAWA – Structurlam is the first Canadian manufacturer of cross-laminated timber (CLT) to be certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard. Structurlam produces mass timber products including CLT. “Wood is the only renewable building resource we have. If we sustainably manage the forest then we’ll have unlimited materials to create

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LP could convert Dawson Creek mill to produce siding

July 13, 2017

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Louisiana-Pacific board of directors will vote later this month on a plan to convert the OSB mill in Dawson Creek to a new siding mill, according to a story on The mill would produce SmartSide engineered wood siding. In the story, LP CEO Brad Southern

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