Western Washington University will break ground in May on the region’s first carbon net-neutral collegiate facility, according to a report by 425Business magazine. When completed, Kaiser Borsari Hall will be four stories tall and 54,000 square feet.
News in engineered wood products mass timber
Mjölk Architekti Completes New Wooden Headquarters for Kloboucká lesní
Kloboucká lesní, a Czech management company for sustainable forestry, has a new wooden headquarters. The 1,034-square meter building is constructed predominately of glue laminated timber.
Utah Gets Its First Look at Large-Scale Mass Timber Construction
The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday that Utah is getting its first look at large-scale, mass timber building with an office structure currently under construction in the City of Draper. The five-story Baltic Pointe building will be the home of Pelion Venture Partners.
Construction Has Started on Stora Enso’s New Head Office in Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland, will soon be the home of the Katajanokan Laituri, according to Premier Construction News. The new building will house Stora Enso’s head office, a high-quality Solo Sokos Hotel Pier 4 hotel, as well as open spaces for the city’s residents.
Construction of 4-Story Mass Timber Building Underway in Wilmington, North Carolina
Construction has commenced within the Live Oak Bank campus in Wilmington, North Carolina, on an office building to be built using 100% mass timber, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. “Building Four” will be a 67,000 square foot structure.
Södra’s New CLT Facility in Värö, Sweden, Increases Its CLT Capacity Tenfold
On Wednesday, Södra opened a new cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility on the west coast of Sweden. The plant, located in Värö, is one of the largest in Sweden and will permit a tenfold increase in Södra’s production capacity.
Maine’s College of the Atlantic Soon to Be Home of New Residential Hall Built From Timber
The College of the Atlantic, located in Bar Harbor, Maine, is soon to be home to a new residential hall being built with a wooden structural design, according to reporting by the Bangor Daily News. However, while the state has ample forestlands, Maine itself does not manufacture such wood products.
Chantiers Chibougamau Receives $7.5 Million in Financial Support From Quebec
The Quebec provincial government announced last Thursday that it is awarding $7.5 million (CAD) in financial support to Chantiers Chibougamau to increase its mass timber production capacity at its Chibougamau facilities and modernize the management of its activities.
Dezeen’s Timber Revolution Series: Exploring the Potential of Mass Timber Construction
Dezeen has been running a series of articles about the use of wood and mass timber in building construction. In the accompanying article, Dezeen is featuring 11 upcoming buildings with mass timber structures from around the globe.
Mercer International Announces Signing of First Major Mass Timber Project Contract
Mercer International announced that it has signed its first major mass timber project contract with a large consumer products retailer. The project is anticipated to consume four months of capacity at Mercer’s Spokane, Washington, facility on a single-shift basis in 2023.