Wood & Timber

Wood & Timber

Wood & Timber

Wood transport enters a new dimension with SENNEBOGEN 830 E and trailer

Wood transport enters a new dimension with SENNEBOGEN 830 E and trailer A view over the log yard at Fiberboard in Baruth in the German province of Brandenburg provides optimism for the future. Gigantic proportions, logs as far as the eye can see, and in between them a green material handler steadily doing its rounds. …

John Deere new mulching head shreds wood in minutes

John Deere new mulching head shreds wood in minutes John Deere continues to provide best-in-class vegetation management with the addition of the MH60D mulching head to its Worksite Pro™ lineup. Designed to remove 8-inch (203-mm) trees and 12-inch (305-mm) stumps with ease, the MH60D model shreds underbrush and woody materials into beneficial mulch in minutes. …

MIT class designs prototype timber building to demonstrate sustainable construction

MIT class designs prototype timber building to demonstrate sustainable construction The construction and operation of all kinds of buildings uses vast amounts of energy and natural resources. Researchers around the world have therefore been exploring sustainable construction, seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on emissions-intensive materials. Now, a project developed through …

Ziegler Group focuses on flexible Sawmill and logistics solutions

Ziegler Group focuses on flexible Sawmill and logistics solutions With its headquarters in Bavaria, the Ziegler Group is well established in the timber and sawmill sector, not only because it operates Europe’s largest sawmill, but also because the family-run company repeatedly draws attention with its forward-thinking innovations. These include a state-of-the-art log yard which opened …

SENNEBOGEN timber harvesting solutions at Interforst in Munich

SENNEBOGEN timber harvesting solutions at Interforst in Munich As the leading international trade fair, the Interforst attracts a large specialist audience and interested guests from 18 to 22 July 2018 to Munich. The Bavarian mechanical engineering company SENNEBOGEN is exhibiting a unique machine for timber harvesting and tree felling with the current SENNEBOGEN 718 E …

The Pro Nemus visitor centre is a showcase of engineered wood construction

The Pro Nemus visitor centre is a showcase of engineered wood construction Metsä Group’s new visitor centre in Äänekoski, in Central Finland, is a prime example of fast construction using wood. The 1,000 m² Pro Nemus visitor centre showcases how Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL products enable fast, light and green construction. The building combines industrially …

NEXT architects wins competition with their Belgian wooden watchtower

NEXT architects wins competition with their Belgian wooden watchtower How do you create a touristic landmark that catches people’s attention whilst fluidly merging with the surroundings? Connecting landscape and landmark formed a basis for the winning design by NEXT architects for the Hoge Blekker, a watchtower on the Belgian coast. The competition was run by …

Wood Awards 2018 call for entries now open

Wood Awards 2018 call for entries now open The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2018 call for entries. Anyone involved in a UK-based wood project is invited to enter and has until 25 May to submit their applications. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and …

HAUS Architects experiments with thermally modified American Ash

HAUS Architects experiments with thermally modified American Ash Copperwood broke ground in fall 2015 for a family of four seeking an energy efficient, modest, modern dwelling. The site’s name, originated by the owner’s son, was inspired by the colour of the surrounding woods and landscape; an untouched natural site adjacent to farmland and bustling with …

SENNEBOGEN 825 handles long-range timber handling with comfort at Holzwerk Obermeier

SENNEBOGEN 825 handles long-range timber handling with comfort at Holzwerk Obermeier ‘We need a material handler!’  has long been something that they’ve agreed about at the Holzwerk Obermeier timber yard in Schwindegg, Upper Bavaria. But a lot of thought had to be put into what the optimum solution for the wide range of tasks was. A …

Red Oak delivers warmth, wellbeing and the wow factor

Red Oak delivers warmth, wellbeing and the wow factor A major and ultra-prestigious application in the City of London could really put U.S. red oak on the European map. The European market has been something of a frustration for U.S. red oak suppliers. The species is America’s most prolific hardwood, so, in those terms, its …

Lagos Wooden Tower introduces green construction to Africa’s largest city

Lagos Wooden Tower introduces green construction to Africa’s largest city Hermann Kamte, young Cameroonian architect and the founder of company Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA), is the driving force behind the famous sketch of Lagos Wooden Tower. Originally designed as a submission for Metsä Wood’s City Above the City competition, Kamte’s design looks to tackle …

STRABAG subsidiary ZÜBLIN starts construction of Germany’s first timber high-rise

STRABAG subsidiary ZÜBLIN starts construction of Germany’s first timber high-rise When completed, it will be the tallest timber building in Germany. The ten-storey SKAIO high-rise in Heilbronn, based on a design by Berlin-based architectural firm Kaden+Lager, is being built by Stadtsiedlung Heilbronn GmbH and ZÜBLIN. The 34 m building, being erected as part of the …

Metsä Wood calls for collaboration in timber innovation

Metsä Wood calls for collaboration in timber innovation Modular construction, using timber as a key element, is a credible solution to fast and sustainable house building. However, Metsa Wood believes that more needs to be done in terms of sharing knowledge and innovation in wood construction to further advance the use of this material in …

Norway to build world’s tallest timber building

Norway to build world’s tallest timber building “Mjøstårnet” will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building. “Mjøstårnet sets new standards for timber constructions. The building is the closest we come to a skyscraper in timber,” says investor and contracting client, Arthur Buchardt. …

Conversation Plinth in Indiana encourages discussion about hardwood CLT

Conversation Plinth in Indiana encourages discussion about hardwood CLT Design firm IKD has unveiled the first hardwood Cross Laminated (HCLT) structure in the United States at the 2017 Exhibit Columbus exhibition. The Conversation Plinth, which has won the Miller Prize, sparks conversation whilst transforming the cityscape, and is situated in the main plaza of Columbus, …

Maarten van der Breggen receives first Open Source Wood award from Metsä Wood

Maarten van der Breggen receives first Open Source Wood award from Metsä Wood The first Open Source Wood Award has been won by Dutch architect Maarten van der Breggen for his Maskerade® building concept. Maskerade is a modular system using the standard structural possibilities of KERTO LVL. The system is based on a vertical way …

From desktop designs to actual projects – join the Open Source Wood

From desktop designs to actual projects – join the Open Source Wood Metsä Wood is calling on all architects and engineers to share their innovations in wood construction. The objective is to share knowledge of prefabricated elements and grow the use of wood in construction. Metsä is now sharing its own innovations and offering EUR …

Metsä Wood sees new living space potential for German cities

Metsä Wood sees new living space potential for German cities Due to advancing urbanization, there is an acute lack of living space in many metropolitan cities. An attractive solution to create new living space is to add wooden storeys to existing buildings. To make this approach more popular, Metsä Wood carried out an architecture competition …

Metsä Wood promotes top-down Timber as a solution for urbanisation

Metsä Wood promotes top-down Timber as a solution for urbanisation The urbanisation dynamic is driving ever greater demand for taller structures in increasingly dense cities. Whether architects and construction companies meet this demand using unsustainable materials, or by employing innovative, carbon negative mass timber products such as Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL, could make a huge …

18 storey Mjøsa Tower in Brumunddal, Norway will be the tallest wooden building in the world

18 storey Mjøsa Tower in Brumunddal, Norway will be the tallest wooden building in the world When completed in March 2019, Mjøsa Tower in the Norwegian town of Brumunddal will be the world’s tallest wooden building. The construction, which started in early April this year, is an example of how wood can be substituted for …

Dome of Visions in Denmark made from sustainable wood

Dome of Visions in Denmark made from sustainable wood Aarhus in Denmark is the European Capital of Culture in 2017 and for this occasion, a huge transparent dome of glue-laminated timber will serve as the Aarhus municipal pavilion for building culture. The dome-shaped wooden building, Dome of Visions, is made from Metsä Wood’s sustainable Kerto® …