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Catching economies on the rise
There may still be speed bumps ahead, but the US hardwood sector is accelerating along the road back from recession, reports Judd Johnson of Hardwood Market Report.
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Adopt an architect
Building bridges with construction professionals can reap rich rewards for timber, according to AHEC’s David Venables. Mike Jeffree reports.
Diversity spells dynamism
Incoming American Hardwood Export Council chair Jennifer Brand, vice-president international wood products at Bridgewell Resources, told TTJ editor Mike Jeffree that she sees a bright future for a US hardwoods sector based on diversity of species, products, export markets and workforce.
Fortis flexes its muscles
The UK’s newest and largest buyers’ group shared its ethos with members and suppliers at its Timber & Building conference. Keren Fallwell reports
The market’s light bulb moment for the potential of thermally-modified US hardwood is just around the corner, writes Neil Summers of Timber Dimension, which is working with the American Hardwood Export Council to test and validate the material’s performance.
Data drives demand
The market requires ever more information on timber legality, environmental impact and performance. The American Hardwood Export Profile is US hardwoods’ response. Rupert Oliver reports.
On the rail road
Louisiana-Pacific’s laminated strand lumber products are being trialled in the UK, including as a rail product.
Return to strength
This year’s Xylexpo exhibition sees the return of some major names in woodworking machinery. Stephen Powney reports.
Advances in engineered timber include the development of UK-manufactured products. Peter Wilson reports.
Larch makes the grade
Research work could help lead to a new wave of engineered wood products in Scottish larch. Stephen Powney reports.
Timber’s pitch to parliament
A roundtable policy debate at the House of Commons revealed construction industry support for timber but the MPs were less vocal.