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Investing in the latest IT is no longer a business option, it’s a must. But the benefits can be significant, writes Anagram Systems marketing manager Nick Hardy.
To continue to increase the volume of verified sustainable timber on the market, the industry cannot settle for the certification status quo, says James Latham plc chairman Peter Latham
Donald Trump is certainly making his mark on the world during his first six months in office.
TRADA’s Student Design Competition and University Engagement Programme are not only designed to encourage greater use of timber in the future, but to inspire tomorrow’s architects and engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible with wood, says TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott
For businesses in the British-grown timber industry, the key issue today is how to ensure continuity of wood supply beyond the peak of timber production from domestic forests, which is forecast for around 2030, writes UK Forest Products Association executive director David Sulman
Structural Timber Association Technical Committee chair and director of KLH, Nic Clark says the organisation has reinforced its commitment to drive ‘quality, product innovation and construction productivity through technical guidance’ by publishing new technical Advice Notes for cross-laminated timber. Here he shares the thinking behind the documents
Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations are becoming increasingly important in building materials specification, but there are increasingly user-friendly tools to generate them, writes Dr Shamir Ghumra, director at the BRE Centre for Sustainable Products
Our front page in this issue is given over to the Ligna exhibition in Hanover.
There have been grumblings in the UK timber trade for many years about the quality of some of the hardwood plywood imported.
In the short-term rising consumption elsewhere and supply trends look set to affect UK softwood import trade more than the Brexit vote, writes Sampsa Auvinen, CEO of Norvik Timber Industries, board member of Bergs Timber AB and president of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry