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Can wood replace concrete and steel as the go-to building material?

This video by The Economist explores the latest developments in timber construction outlining an intriguing scenario where concrete and steel are replaced by sustainable and eco-friendly wood.

"Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation," The Economist reports. "Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbon footprints than high-rises made of concrete and steel."


[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/can-wood-replace-concrete-and-steel-go-building-material]

CTI Joint Stand at Timber Expo 2017: Promoting a collaborative approach across the Timber Industry - Highlights

CTI Joint Stand at Timber Expo 2017 - MEDIA RECAP

From 10 to 12 October 2017, the CTI stand T445 and the adjacent Timber Restaurant at Timber Expo hosted a wide series of workshops and meetings organised under the aegis of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI). You can find a visual recap of the event - including photos, slides and recordings - here.

The Confederation of Timber Industries gets some extra protection with WPA

The Confederation of Timber Industries gets some extra protection with WPA

The Confederation of the Timber Industries (CTI) Board met and approved an application to join from the Wood Protection Association (WPA).

The paperwork was signed on the CTI stand at Timber Expo amidst a busy agenda of launches and talks for the organisation at UK Construction Week. It marks another important step in the growth of the Confederation and representation for the timber industry supply chain. 


Press Release - CTI promoting Industry collaboration at Timber Expo 2017

CTI promoting Industry collaboration at Timber Expo 2017

The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) is glad to be exhibiting again at Timber Expo, the timber dedicated show taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 10 to 12 October 2017.

Championing a collaborative approach across the UK Timber Industry, the CTI will share the Stand T445 with three major trade organisations in the Sector: the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the Structural Timber Association (STA) and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF).


A Glimpse into the Future: Mass Timber Projects

Enthusiasm for solid wood architecture (also known as mass timber architecture) and wood engineering is spreading all over the world. A new generation of architects and designers are now determined to promote timber as the material of choice for a wide range of innovative and challenging projects.

This boom in tall wood buildings’ design and planning is driven by advanced solutions in materials technology. In particular engineered timber products such as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) - a structural two-way spanning solid wood panel - and Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam) - manufactured from layers of parallel timber laminations - are massively expanding Architects’ possibilities.

In the table below, we have collected some of the most iconic projects of tall timber buildings and skyscrapers worldwide.



[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/glimpse-future-mass-timber-projects]