Dr Nina Bassuk, Urban Horticulture Institute, School of Integrative Plant Science explores how building better oaks will help improve the future of urban environments.
Thirteen Wood employees working in the US Permian shale basin were recently recognised in front of a 200-strong group of team mates by Wood’s chief executive, Robin Watson and Asset Solutions Americas CEO, Andrew Stewart.
Sustainability is not the main driving force behind the increased uptake of timber frame construction in the UK, although perhaps it should be.
The UK construction sector showed signs of stability in April as it returned to growth, helped by stronger house building, according to a closely watched survey.
The Scottish Government and Construction Scotland have formed a new strategic leadership forum to help the construction industry achieve its infrastructure and built environment goals.
A Vancouver developer is proposing a new 35 to 40 storey tower for the Broadway corridor, but the plan isn’t for a typical high rise.
Post and beam and timber frame are both beautiful methods of building but most people think of them as one and the same. Although they are similar, there are subtle differences between them.
In an era of glass and steel construction, wood may seem old-school. But now researchers say they have given timber a makeover to produce a material that is not only sturdy, but also transparent and able to store and release heat.
Metsä Wood, one the world’s largest suppliers of wood products to the construction industry, is conducting the first ever survey of its kind, to explore the extent of expertise in wood construction.
The race is on for the tallest of the tall timber buildings in Canada. In Toronto, one contender is 77 Wade Avenue, designed by Bogdan Newman Caranci (BNC) Architects and Urban Design.
US architecture practice Fogarty Finger has updated portions of a 109-year-old office building in Manhattan with glazed meeting rooms, skylights and Scandinavian-style pale woodwork.
These buildings are in almost every U.S. city. They range from three to seven stories tall and can stretch for blocks.
Construction workers are today seeking a pay rise of 12 per cent over three years along with other improvements such as a one-hour daily travelling allowance for every worker.
A new initiative has been set up by Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) to tackle the huge amounts of waste coming from the construction industry.
Across the UK, the construction and demolition (C&D) sector generates the largest amount of waste.
The gloom surrounding the eurozone’s largest economy failed to let up on Thursday as data showed German industrial production continued to decline at the end of 2018, led by a fall in construction.
An £18m investment in technologies ranging from augmented reality design tools to swarming robots that mimic the collaborative behaviour of termites could help transform UK construction, the UK’s main research funding body has claimed.
Nine industry organisations have collaborated to determine the construction trades suffering most in the UK’s continued skills shortage.
Talk of a united, collaborative construction industry is fine, but how do we get the message out to all those working in it? There may be a price to pay to achieve the goal of whole-sector improvement.
EHB provides their weekly news round up for the 11th of January
Timber frames, for so long limited to the low-rise residential sector, have begun to break into commercial and higher-rise uses, thanks to technological breakthroughs. What does the future hold?