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Making artificial wood on the large scale

24, Sep 2018

Researchers in China have developed a new way to make life-like artificial wood on a large scale from a polymer called resol, which is very similar to lignin (the compound found in natural wood).

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Oregon just became the first state to legalize mass timber high-rises

24, Sep 2018

A growing number of North American architects and developers are supporting mass timber construction. Tall timber can sequester carbon, it's more resistant to fire than concrete, and it's often cheaper...

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Mass timber movement aims high

21, Sep 2018

Mass timber, made from lumber and plywood, is engineered to construct large buildings. It is catching on in the U.S., and Oregon wants to lead the movement. Mass timber is cross-laminated timber — called CLT.

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Health and safety risks of processing burnt timber

21, Sep 2018

In the fall of 2017, after a record-setting wildfire season in the history of B.C., the provincial government estimated that 53 million cubic metres of timber had been burned in the Interior, an entire year’s worth of harvest.

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New step feeders from Linden Fabrication

21, Sep 2018

Linden’s latest self cleaning double acting step feeders unscramble, singulate and feed logs one at a time using only one moving section activated by two haydraulic drives handling up to 50 logs per minute.

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CLT BBQ promotes fire resistance properties

19, Sep 2018

A little creativity goes a long way in explaining the inherent fire resistance character of mass timber to those who don’t believe. This inspiring photo shows a barbecue grill made of CLT panels.

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Alphabet’s “digital city” will be the world’s biggest tall timber project

28, Aug 2018

Larry Page’s ‘city of the future’ on Toronto’s waterfront may end up having one foot rooted firmly in the past. Sidewalk Labs LLC, the urban innovation unit of Alphabet Inc. is considering constructing buildings...

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Canterbury technology behind the future of earthquake-resistant construction

28, Aug 2018

Cutting-edge timber technology developed in Christchurch could change the future of construction and how buildings react to earthquakes. The new Beatrice Tinsley building, at the University of Canterbury's...

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First mass timber panel made from structural composite lumber gets APA certification

24, Aug 2018

Freres Lumber Company says it has achieved Mass Plywood Panels (MPP) certification under the APA - The Engineered Wood Association's ANSI/APA PRG 320 standard. The product is the first...

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Coffins sold to timber mills in eastern China to be made into furniture after ban on burials

24, Aug 2018

Coffins are being sold to timber mills to be processed and turned into furniture in eastern China after a ban on burials was introduced, local media reports. The “zero burials” policy came in about six months ago.

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