Posts Tagged ‘tall wood buildings’

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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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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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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Canada to host FSC meeting of global forestry leaders

September 21, 2017

MONTREAL – The General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will be held in Canada for the first time this fall. The meeting to discuss crucial topics for sustainable forest practices around the world will take place in Vancouver, Oct. 8-13. FSC expects 800 people from more than 80 countries, including

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