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It’s what I’ve always wanted… Top architects and designers have come up with a wish list of products they’ve always wanted but never been able to find. Thanks to AHEC and Benchmark Furniture, these products have now been made and will be exhibited as part of the London Design Festival. AHEC’S Belinda Cobden-Ramsay reports.
Five designs on diversity A London design exhibition underlined the untapped manufacturing and creative strengths of under-exploited US hardwoods. Mike Jeffree reports.
FLEGT – forging legality links The battle against illegal logging is being joined by timber consumer and producer countries worldwide, and taking interesting new directions. 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.
Modified momentum 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.
Adopt an architect Building bridges with construction professionals can reap rich rewards for timber, according to AHEC’s David Venables. Mike Jeffree reports.
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.
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.
Ecobuild:Canada and UK launch building network A Canada/UK accord aimed at fostering collaboration on sustainability in the built environment has been formed.
High stepping publicity AHEC’s latest US hardwood promotional initiative has achieved global exposure. Mike Jeffree reports.
Timber Expo: Eacom commits to UK Canadian company Eacom Timber Corp was at Timber Expo to emphasise its UK presence .
Timber Expo: Sansin’s coat of colours Silva Timber, which stocks the Canadian wood coating Sansin, was also on the Ontario stand.
Endless opportunities The cross-laminated tulipwood Endless Stair demonstrates the potential of hardwoods in construction, and AHEC has gone a step further by providing an LCA of the project. Keren Fallwell reports
Window of opportunity Heat treatment is providing new opportunities for external applications of US hardwoods, including window manufacture. Sally Spencer reports
Levelling the playing field The Seneca Creek study demonstrated that there is a less than 1% risk of illegal wood entering the US hardwood supply chain – a key factor now that the EU Timber Regulation has come into force.
In good health Dean Alanko, the new chairman of AHEC and vice-president of sales and marketing at Allegheny Wood Products, talks to TTJ about the health of both the organisation and the US hardwood sector.
Rhyme and reason The American Hardwood Export Council is focused on giving its promotional strategy ever more technical clout. Mike Jeffree reports.
Are you sitting sustainably? AHEC’s latest project for the London Design Festival merged design with sustainability. Sally Spencer reports
Putting LCA at the centre of sustainable design AHEC has published a comprehensive report on the environmental life cycle of delivering US hardwood lumber into overseas markets. The ISO-conforming report has received praise from independent LCA experts and is being used as the basis for innovative tools to integrate sustainability into product design. Rupert Oliver reports