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US university researches use of tree forks as structural nodes
12 May, 2022
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are exploring using discarded tree forks as load-bearing joints in structures.
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Trussed rafter industry prepares for the future
Wednesday, May 04, 2022 A packed programme at the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM last month brought together some of the industry’s most influential figures to give their insights into how trussed rafter manufacturers need to position themselves for the future.
SCM shines light on timber building technology at international forum
Monday, April 18, 2022 Italian woodworking machinery manufacturer SCM returned to present its vision for the future of green building at The International Timber Construction Forum in France on April 6-8.
TTJ Awards 2022 voting launches on April 6
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 Voting has got underway for the 26th annual TTJ Awards – the UK’s own timber industries awards event.
Dietrich's celebrates 40 years and reshapes its own future
Friday, March 11, 2022 Germany-based timber construction software firm Dietrich’s Technology AG has been acquired by Elvaston Capital Management GmbH.
TTJ Awards 2022 will take place on September 30 at the InterContinental Park Lane
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 The 2022 TTJ Awards will take place at The InterContinental Park Lane, London on September 30.
Construction sector audience returns for physical Futurebuild show
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 The Futurebuild show at London’s ExCeL on March 1-3 welcomed a wide range of construction sector visitors last week and featured about 300 exhibitors.
Kronospan partners with National Building Specification
Monday, March 07, 2022 Kronospan has become a partner with NBS (National Building Specification) which means its products are listed on NBS Source and can be added directly to specifications in NBS Chorus, each with downloadable BIM files.
Stora Enso invests in automated CLT coating line
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Stora Enso is investing €9m in an automated CLT (cross-laminated timber) coating line at the Ybbs sawmill in Austria.
Latest BMF Forecast highlights uncertainty within the supply chain
Thursday, February 03, 2022 The latest forecast from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) paints a more uncertain picture for 2022 in the light of continuing supply chain issues and inflationary pressures.
New white paper examines insurer perspective on mass timber buildings
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 A new white paper on mass timber construction with input from 24 major UK insurers is recommending that hybrid structures combining traditional and modern method of construction may represent the best route forward to satisfying multiple considerations including insurance risks and carbon reduction.
Scientists use tree rings to chart historical periods of economic prosperity and downturn
Thursday, January 27, 2022 Scientists have been able to reveal patterns of building activity in the late medieval and early modern era by researching tree felling dates, according to the journal Frontiers.
Construction set for growth despite potential supply issues, says CPA
Monday, January 24, 2022 The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) most recent economic report is forecasting that output in the industry will grow by a robust 4.3% in 2022 before slowing to 2.5% in 2023.
UK construction product availability mostly good, says industry working group
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Stock availability for most construction products, including timber, has been described as relatively good in a statement issued by the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group.
TTF issues warning of a scammer impersonating a construction company
Thursday, January 20, 2022 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is warning of a scammer ordering significant amounts of timber by impersonating a construction company.
New ONS data points to 10% rate of UK house price inflation
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Average UK house prices grew by 10% in the year to November, 2021, according to new data published by ONS.
SCM joins forces with Randek in global timber construction technology co-operation
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Leading woodworking machinery manufacturer SCM is joining forces with Randek AB to build the future of timber construction.
Bergs Timber takes 25% stake in paper stud manufacturer
Thursday, November 18, 2021 Swedish-based forest products manufacturer Bergs Timber has taken a 25% share in a company developing paper studs for interior walls and furniture frames.
UK Prime Minister visits London builders merchant
Thursday, November 18, 2021 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson saw first-hand the crucial role builders’ merchants play in the national economy, with a fact-finding visit to Travis Perkins in his constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Sussex shepherds’ hut business soars during pandemic
Thursday, November 18, 2021 A young Sussex man with no formal carpentry training has built a £400,000 turnover business building timber shepherds’ huts during the pandemic and been listed for two county business awards.

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