Wood Construction

  • Sawmilling
  • October 13, 2020 10:07

Benefits of wood construction: The Timber Industry represented in two high-level events

On the 8 and 9 October 2020 the CEI-BOI & EOS joint technical expert, Dr. Andrew Norton attended two online events focused on the role of wood construction in climate change mitigation...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • October 12, 2020 10:19

India: Sound agro-forestry plan but little progress

Agro-forestry practices are gaining popularity in India as the mix of commercial trees and crops geneartes early sources of income some of which can be used for tree crop maintenance...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • October 12, 2020 09:27

Canada: Trend in housing starts was largely unchanged in September

The Canadian national trend in housing starts was largely unchanged in September at 214,647 units, up from 212,609 units in August 2020...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • September 28, 2020 14:05

Ottawa to invest $4M in mass timber buildings

The federal government is investing nearly $4 million in the construction of mass timber buildings at the Atomic Energy of Canada’s Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • September 24, 2020 16:57

Vattenfall and Modvion: wooden towers for onshore wind turbines

Vattenfall and Modvion have started a collaboration for using wooden towers for onshore wind turbines to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in manufacturing by at least 25%. They have signed a letter of intent to enter into a business development project for evaluating building... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 24, 2020 16:38

Germany: Thousands of credit insurance limits for craftsmen canceled

The German rescue package for trade credit insurers launched in April spans a maximum of € 30 billion over the German economy in order to compensate for possible defaults by insurers. The expectation of the federal government associated with the protective shield was based on the... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • September 18, 2020 11:44

US housing starts drop more than expected in August

After reporting a substantial increase in new residential construction in the U.S. in the previous month, the US Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing housing starts...... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • September 18, 2020 10:37

Production in construction up by 0.2% in euro area

In July 2020, a month marked by some relaxation of COVID-19 containment measures in many Member States, the seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.2% in the euro area and fell by 0.1% in the EU...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • September 14, 2020 09:20

US housing starts surge in July in rare pandemic bright spot

Homebuilding accelerated at the fastest rate in nearly four years in July. The housing sector has emerged as one of the few areas of strength in an economy suffering a record slowdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • September 11, 2020 10:00

Canadian housing starts increased in August

The trend in housing starts was 213,144 units in August 2020, up from 204,597 units in July 2020, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)...... [more...]

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