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August 7, 2012

Thermally modified timber sales on the rise

Members of the Helsinki-based International ThermoWood Assn. (ITWA) sold 19.2% more product by volume in 2011 than the year before, following on from a year-over-year upswing of 24% in 2010,

Euwid reported on 11 July. The total volume sold in 2011 was 109,757 m³.

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August 7th, 2012

Australian lumber market quiet for NZ lumber

he Australian lumber market remains subdued due to limited building activity. This market is not expected to rebound in the short-term, therefore should not be relied upon by NZ lumber exporters.

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August 15th, 2012

Tough times continue for sawn timber in Australia

The tough market for sawn timber is expected to continue over the next 15 months. Australian producers face increased pressure from imports as a result of the high Australian dollar and a global surplus of timber.

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June 1st, 2012

World’s tallest timber high rise building in Melbourne

The city of Melbourne has been revealed as the location for an architectural world first. New plans were unveiled last Friday showing that the city will receive a unique addition to its iconic skyline - the world’s tallest timber high-rise building.

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May 14, 2012

When, where and how wood is used impact carbon emissions from logging

A new study from the University of California, Davis, provides a deeper understanding of the complex global impacts of deforestation on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Zeit reif für Holzhochhäuser

Seit zehn Jahren gibt es an der Innsbrucker Universität einen Lehrstuhl für Holzbau. Bei Einfamilienhäusern hat sich die Holzbauweise in vielen Bereichen durchgesetzt, laut den Wissenschaftlern sei die Zeit für mehrstöckige Gebäude reif.

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Österreichs erstes „Holzzinshaus“

In der Wagramer Straße in der Donaustadt entsteht Österreichs erstes sechsgeschoßiges „Holzzinshaus“. Darin untergebracht sind 101 geförderte Mietwohnungen. Die Bauarbeiten laufen bereits.

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Das weltweite vertikale Rennen

„Urbane Wälder“ aus Holzbauten statt Betondschungel? Geht es nach dem kanadischen Architekten Michael Green könnte Holz - der wohl ökologischste Baustoff - bald eine viel größere Rolle beim Bau von Hochhäusern spielen.

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March 2nd, 2012

« Forestry finds backed in investment press Hardwood prices increased in final quarter of 2011

The latest Hardwood Wood Fibre Price Index, which is for the final three months of 2011, shows that hardwood prices rose by 5 per cent compared with the same quarter the year before.

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March 6, 2012

Wood WORKS! BC presents 2012 Wood Design Awards

Leadership and innovation in wood use was celebrated this evening at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, as more than 350 distinguished design and building professionals, including architects, engineers, project teams and industry sponsors and guests gathered to


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