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Apple’s Former Design Director BJ Segal Establishes Juno a Mass Timber Housing Company

BJ Segal, Apple’s former design director, has recently established a mass timber housing company named Juno. Architect Segal, who worked for 19 years designing Apple stores — most recently as senior design director of real estate and development — believes that Juno can create housing that dispels people’s preconception about modular buildings.

American Wood Council Supports Mass Timber Pilot Program for Department of Defense

Following the House Armed Service Committee’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included language to establish a pilot program to evaluate the effects of using mass timber products in Department of Defense (DOD) military construction projects, American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill issued a statement in support.

MTI Researchers to Seek Answer: Can Ontario’s Wood Supply Keep up with Growing Mass Timber Usage?

The up-and-coming new material for sustainable building is mass timber. Mass timber could be part of the climate change solution and become the cornerstone of the Province of Ontario’s economic and environmental future. The question now is can supply keep up with the rising demand? Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty’s Mass Timber Institute (MTI) are about to go in search of that answer.

Element5’s New St. Thomas, Ontario Factory is Industry Certified and Running at Full Strength

Element5’s new St. Thomas, Ontario factory is now industry-certified and running at full strength. The new plant lays claim to being the most fully automated mass-timber plant in the world. Combined with an existing factory in Ripon, Quebec, Element5 now has the capacity to produce over 50,000 cubic meters of CLT and glulam per year.

Mercer International Acquires State-of-the-Art CLT Manufacturing Facility in Spokane, Washington

Mercer International, which operates or jointly operates several pulp and paper operations in Canada and Germany and runs a timber service in Germany, announced on Wednesday (8-3-21) that it has received approval from a U.S. bankruptcy court to acquire a state-of-the-art cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufacturing facility in Spokane, Washington.