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.
News in offsite construction
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.
Second Annual Softwood Lumber Board/US Forest Service Mass Timber Competition Open for Proposals
The Softwood Lumber Board and the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service Department jointly announced on Wednesday that the Forest Service’s second annual “Mass Timber Competition: Building to Net-Zero Carbon” is now open for proposals from eligible teams.
Adera Development Halfway to Fulfilling Its Goal of Delivering 1,000 Mass Timber Homes in Vancouver, BC
Adera Development, the Vancouver, BC-based homebuilder, is at the cutting edge of mass timber construction in the province. According to reporting by SiteNews, Adera recently surpassed the 500 mark on its commitment to deliver 1,000 mass timber homes in Metro Vancouver.
Atlanta’s First Georgia-Grown Mass Timber Project Begins Construction
Jamestown, a design-focused real estate investment and management firm, announced the beginning of vertical construction on 619 Ponce, a four-story mass timber loft building located in Atlanta. The building is being constructed with locally grown Georgia timber.
New Mass Timber Elementary School Coming to Kamloops, BC
Elementary school students in Kamloops, BC, will soon benefit from a modern new school. The BC provincial government has provided $65.3 million (CAD) for a new 485-seat elementary school. Mass timber will be used in the new school’s design, where appropriate.