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Speaker Profile: Gary Lawson

Gary is one of the founding directors of Stevens Lawson Architects Limited established in 2002. The practice’s strengths lie in the creation of innovative design responses with a high level of aesthetic sensibility and functional resolution, collaborative design with clients, consultants and users is intrinsic to their approach to architectural practice. Gary’s key skills include: managing clients needs, design background …

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Wood wins: Constructing Australia’s largest engineered-timber office building

One Brisbane high-rise is showing why timber is making a comeback as a building material. Timber has long been used in Australia for residential construction. But its use in high-rise buildings is relatively new, and many myths about it abound: that timber buildings require more maintenance, aren’t fire resistant and are at risk from termites. One high-rise building in Brisbane …

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Best of Timber: A worldwide overview

A worldwide overview of timber construction projects: 2018 breaks all records. Skyscrapers are symbols of innovation and wealth – at least in America. Not only on that continent building contractors return to wood as construction material for this type of building. Hickok Cole Architects from the US, for example, showed this in April with a draft for a 62 storey …

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Stora Enso inaugurates a new production unit for cross laminated timber at Gruvön sawmill

Stora Enso’s investment in a new production unit for cross laminated timber (CLT) at Gruvön sawmill in Sweden was inaugurated last month by Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström, Joakim Sveder, Mill Director, Gruvön sawmill and Leif Haraldsson, Municipal Commissioner of Grums. The investment in Gruvön sawmill amounts to EUR 45 million. The project has proceeded according to plan from the …

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Katerra looks at disrupting construction

WoodSolutions launches season two of its TimberTalks podcast, with US start-up Katerra’s CEO discussing the need for disruption in the building industry. The multi-trillion-dollar global construction industry is ready for change, and with both a national and worldwide housing shortage, it cannot come soon enough.  Timber Talks host Adam Jones spoke to Katerra’s CEO and co-founder Michael Marks, who has …