Posts Tagged ‘mass timber’

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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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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Feds launch program to promote mass timber in construction

October 10, 2017

OTTAWA — A new program from the federal government, Green Construction Through Wood (GCWood), is aimed at encouraging the long-term use of wood in non-traditional construction projects, such as tall buildings, as part of the government’s efforts to position Canada as a leader in the global low-carbon economy.  The program launch follows the government’s

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