News in offsite construction

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.

Stora Enos Joins Build-in-Wood Consortium

The Build-in-Wood project Consortium, which consists of 21 partners from 11 different countries, covering the entire wood value chain from factory to final construction, announced on Tuesday (8-31-21) that Stora Enso, a leading provider of sustainable wood-based solutions for the construction industry, was joining the Build-in-Wood Consortium.

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.