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ETH Zurich researchers develop new method of robotic timber construction

07, Apr 2018

This captioned movie shows a new digital construction technique that could allow robots to construct the buildings of the future. Called Spatial Timber Assemblies, the project was developed...

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US consumption of softwood lumber is likely to reach record-highs by 2030

26, Mar 2018

Higher lumber demand from all end-use sectors in the US in the coming years will result in continued expansion of sawmill capacity in the US South and increased imports from overseas.

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Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017 as demand for wood continued to increase

23, Mar 2018

Trade of softwood lumber reached an all-time-high in 2017 as demand for wood was strong in most key markets around the world. An estimated 126 million m3 of softwood lumber was shipped from forest-rich...

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Tanzania vows to reinforce fight against illegal timber trade

20, Mar 2018

The government of Tanzania has formed a task force aimed at reinforcing the implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and Other Forest Products, an official said on Thursday.

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Rotorua pegged for $20m cross-laminated timber factory

19, Mar 2018

A $20 million cross-laminated timber plant is set to be built in Rotorua by the country's biggest sawmill. Red Stag Wood Solutions will build the plant at its 95 hectare wood processing site...

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Can mass timber help California build its way out of the housing crisis?

19, Mar 2018

If California’s gubernatorial candidates are to fulfill their ambituous goal of adding up to 3.5 million new housing units across the state over the next eight years, new efforts will need to be undertaken...

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EU should stop illegal logging by stepping up enforcement of Timber Regulation

17, Mar 2018

The EU Timber Regulation is one of the key ways the EU can help stop illegal logging and deforestation. Now, it is the responsibility of the EU and timber companies to make sure it really works...

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Where does your timber come from? Genetic analysis may soon tell you

17, Mar 2018

Illegal trade in tropical timber costs countries billions of dollars in revenue each year and threatens regional and national biodiversity. Researchers tested the potential of two genetic analysis techniques...

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Meet AutoSaw

13, Mar 2018

In an effort to minimize injury and let carpenters focus on design and other bigger-picture tasks, a team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has created AutoSaw...

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Springer Group acquires FinScan

13, Mar 2018

International technology supplier Springer Group has acquired a majority stake in Finnish company FinScan. FinScan is a specialist in scanners and software for automated optimization of lumber in sawmills...

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