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LATEST NEWS

£110m CHP to power Stobart Biomass growth
19 December, 2014 Stobart Biomass is to help build a combined heat and power plant (CHP) on its group site on Merseyside that will require 140,000 tonnes of waste wood a year.
  • Metsä continues cuts as wood sales remain static
    Metsä Group is to sell its sawn timber upgrading business in Finland, ending wood impregnation on its domestic market and signalling another round of rationalisation for the global wood business.
  • Racking holds key to warehouse project
    OHRA, the German warehouse rack system specialist, has completed two major contracts including using the racks as a self-supporting structure for a warehouse walls and roof.

LATEST FEATURES

Building on solid foundations
22 December, 2014 Wood for Good executive director Dave Hopkins looks back at a year of real progress and forwards to exciting times ahead for the communications campaign
  • Designs on timber
    Innovation, sustainability and design excellence are celebrated in this year's Wood Awards Ireland. Sally Spencer reports.
  • Aesthetics and applications
    In this year’s Wood Awards there was much to admire in the beauty and technical application of timber and equally satisfying were the judges’ observations that what was once considered innovative is now being used widely. Keren Fallwell reports.
  • What’s a FLEGT VPA worth?
    A new market analysis initiative will assess the potential European tropical timber market value of licensing under the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade scheme. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • Sustainability and sales are key
    Ensuring sustainable wood supplies and defending and developing their market are mutually dependent imperatives for the tropical timber trade, according to speakers at the ATIBT International Forum. Mike Jeffree reports.


BLOGS

Building on solid foundations
22 December, 2014 Wood for Good executive director Dave Hopkins looks back at a year of real progress and forwards to exciting times ahead for the communications campaign
  • The wood we’ll need in the future
    The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition is making efforts to increase demand for sustainable tropical timber. Iris Tzur, communications manager, explains
  • A collaborative culture is key
    Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, considers how the STA is supporting the government’s Construction 2025 strategy
  • A sporting chance for success in 2015
    After an excellent year for the industry, Jonathan Fellingham, managing director at Donaldson Timber Engineering, considers the challenges ahead in 2015
  • Misconduct at work
    Jonathan Dale, head of employment at law firm Andrew Jackson, outlines procedures for dealing with misconduct cases

LATEST EVENTS

Annual Western Forest Industry Conference
28 Jan 2015 - 28 Jan 2015 A one-day conference for in-depth discussions and analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, threats and issues in Western North America. It features industry experts and analysts from the US and Canada
  • Legno&Edilizia
    19 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015 Legno&Edilizia (Wood&Building) is atrade fair aimed at everyone in the wood construction supply chain, from architects through to building trades. The show includes technical meetings, conferences, and practical demonstrations of woodworking machinery.
  • Nepal Wood International Expo
    27 Feb 2015 - 01 Mar 2015 A leading architecture, construction, building materials, engineering, innovation, interiors and design trade event
  • Ecobuild 2015
    03 Mar 2015 - 05 Mar 2015 Annual exhibition for sustainability in the built environment
  • Wood Guangzhou 2015
    09 May 2015 - 11 May 2015 China's leading wood and wood products trade show