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04 Feb 2022

A $300 million to boost timber construction

(Australia) The Clean Energy Finance Corporation will offer $300 million in debt financing to encourage greater use of cross-laminated timber and cut embodied carbon in commercial projects such as office...
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04 Feb 2022

Sustainable plasterboard uses seaweed

New seaweed plasterboard design provides safer, more sustainable building option – A revolutionary new plasterboard design incorporating seaweed could reduce the carbon footprint of building materials and contribute to safer,...
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04 Feb 2022

Video on the first vertical forest in social housing

Seven years after the inauguration of Bosco Verticale in Milan, Stefano Boeri Architetti presented a video documentary of Trudo Tower, the first Vertical Forest in social housing. The 19-storey residential...
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29 Jan 2022

Engineering student wins timber innovation contest with novel design

A 27-year-old civil engineering student at the University of Waterloo has caught the attention of mass timber engineering and design professionals in Europe through his design proposition for a seven-storey...
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29 Jan 2022

Innovation Hub putting NZ on the architecture world map

Scion’s Te Whare Nui o Tuteata is putting New Zealand on the architecture world map. Scion’s innovation hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata, has won 14 domestic and international awards...
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29 Jan 2022

Changes are coming to the way Kāinga Ora works with architects

Changes are coming to the way Kāinga Ora works with architects, with the establishment of preferred supplier panels. These panels will give preferred suppliers visibility of the Kāinga Ora pipeline,...
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20 Jan 2022

Do you know where NZ’s biggest CLT building is?

Otago Polytechnic’s 231-bedroom Student Village is New Zealand’s largest completed* cross-laminated timber structure. Designed by architecture firm Mason&Wales, the project represented a significant opportunity for the institute to incorporate some...
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20 Jan 2022

Wood buildings ideal for coastal environments

Engineered timber experts, TimberLab, has been working alongside community representatives since early 2020 on the design and supply of a new hall for the Niutao Island community. Situated on Tuvalu’s...
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20 Jan 2022

New 20-storey timber building overlooking the Arctic Circle

The award-winning Sara Cultural Center by White Arkitekter building is located in Skelleftea, Sweden. Completed late 2021, it’s currently one of the world’s tallest timber buildings and includes a hotel,...
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19 Jan 2022

Operations Manager – Red Stag Wood Solutions Limited; Rotorua, New Zealand

Red Stag Wood Solutions Limited (Red Stag) is seeking a quality Operations or Plant Manager to be responsible for its Engineered Wood Product (EWP) plant in Rotorua within the greater Red Stag site. Red Stag is New Zealand’s largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturer in the country, and is in the process of becoming the largest manufacturer of Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) in New Zealand.  Red Stag is also a leading independent manufacturer of timber frames and trusses and prefabricated...
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