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Engineered Wood Market Booming

Allied Market Research recently released a report stating the engineered wood market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 24.8% from 2016 to 2022. The market is expected to reach more than $40 billion by 2022.

Engineered wood, also known as composite wood, consists of various wood products made by joining veneers, particles, fibers, and strands of wood with adhesives to form a man-made composite material. It includes a variety of products ranging from plywood to roof trusses.

Some key findings:

  • Europe and North America have introduced green building standards which have enforced the development of certified wood products that are linked with low emission levels.
  • The engineered wood market is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years with the introduction of cross-laminated timber (CLT) as a mega structuring material and steady growth of engineered wood market size in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Cost effectiveness and high sustainability are the major factors driving the engineered wood market.
  • There is a need to reinvent construction methods, without harming the environment; this can be achieved by the use of engineered wood over emission-intensive materials such as concrete, steel, or aluminum to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Engineered wood, offers the same benefits.
  • Europe is on a continuous rise, in both imports and exports of engineered wood products. It is the market leader with the presence of major market players in the region. The European engineered wood market players mainly produce glulam and plywood. They have achieved their market share based on their ability to provide one-stop shop which includes design, manufacture and installation of these products.
  • Spending on non-residential construction is expected to increase in the near future owing to growth in CLT, which is utilized in mega-structures such as bridges and multi-story buildings.


2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize Accepting Submissions

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is accepting submissions for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The prize, which was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with the RAIC and the RAIC Foundation, consists of a monetary award of CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by Wei Yew. The prize celebrates a single work of architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and reflects Moriyama’s conviction that great architecture transforms society by promoting social justice and humanistic values of respect and inclusiveness. The prize, awarded every two years, is open to all architects, irrespective of nationality and location. The winner is selected in an open, juried competition. In 2014, the inaugural winner of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize was Li Xiaodong, of China, who will sit on the 2017 jury. All submissions are due by March 8, 2017 and the winner of the 2017 Prize will be announced on September 19, 2017.


In Case You Missed It!

Wood Design & Building magazine recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Wood Design Awards. A jury panel selected 17 winning projects, including seven international entries, from 184 submissions.
All projects demonstrated a commitment to architectural excellence in wood. Special awards were also granted by the Canadian Wood Council as well as this year’s award sponsors, Sansin, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Real Cedar.

Honor awards went to:

  • Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center, Lawrenceburg, KY, De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
  • In Situ, San Francisco, CA, Aidlin Darling Design
  • Wrap, Matsuyama city, Ehime prefecture, Japan, APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • INOUT house, Santa Ana, Costa Rica, PAAS (Puigcorbé Architects Associates) and MKBstudio
  • The Smile, London, UK, Alison Brooks Architects

In partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, the Wood Design & Building magazine would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2016 Wood Design Awards program.

Find all the winners here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r1FYNAiIQo

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Adhesive Works for Vertical and Horizontal Hardwood Applications

Bostik, Inc. recently introduced Climb, a one-component, easy gunning, non-sag adhesive specifically formulated for hardwood flooring, planks and blocks on interior, above-grade walls and installation of stair tread caps. While Climb cures quickly to form a bond to wood, it is designed not to bond with most finishes on pre-finished hardwood, tread caps or risers making it easy to remove from the finish even after cure. Climb has 0% solvents, low VOC, and low odor, and may contribute toward LEED points. Applications can include solid or engineered hardwood or bamboo installed on plywood, OSB, or existing wood floor treads and risers, or drywall (gypsum panels), brick, cinderblock, or concrete for interior walls. Climb offers superior elasticity allowing the adhesive to move with the wood as it expands and contracts with changes in humidity and temperature over the life of the wood plank or stair tread.


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Canadian Wood Council News

Wood Design & Construction Solutions Conference - February 28 and March 1, 2017 in Vancouver!

Dedicated to design and construction with wood products and systems, including mass timber, the Wood Design & Construction Solutions Conference is a comprehensive learning opportunity, hosted by Wood WORKS! BC, replacing the Wood Solutions Fair and the International Wood Symposium. This dynamic learning event will showcase the newest innovations and trends in architectural and structural wood use, with distinguished speakers from Canada, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia and the UK, and wood product experts at the interactive exhibit hall. Network at a welcome breakfast, lunches, and a post-event reception. Earn professional development credits.

More than 1,200 delegates are expected to come and hear about the latest in wood design, construction, finishing and building science over the two days, with topics including mass timber and hybrid system design, transformative building technologies, innovation, off-site prefabrication, sustainability and fire and acoustic performance. A seminar stream of special interest to contractors and builders is also included. This is a must attend conference for wood design and construction education.


Celebrating Canada’s 150th

Canada grows on trees. And as Canadians gear up to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 1, Forest Products Association of Canada will be counting down 150 days by sharing 150 daily facts about our industry on Facebook and Twitter.

The forest sector has played a vital role in Canada’s history since before Confederation and is leading the way toward a prosperous future. Our industry has provided jobs to sustain our economy and has helped define Canadian culture. For example, did you know that at the first organized indoor hockey game in Montreal not only were the sticks made of wood, but they ditched the traditional ball and used a “flat round piece of wood” – the first iteration of the puck we know today?

Forestry was already in full bloom before Confederation when our nation was just a seed. It fuelled the economy and provided the materials that our new homeland was built on. Transforming the physical terrain to get products to market – villages, roads, and railways sprang up in its wake.

To this day, the forest products industry remains a vital part of the Canadian economy, and is a global environmental leader for our sustainably managed forests. We are embracing new technologies to expand our markets and are developing innovative world-first products. New uses of wood are being discovered everyday – from cellulose being used in cosmetics, to lignin acting as a substrate for 3D printers, and many mills now powering themselves through biomass.

“Canada’s forest industry continues to serve as part of the country’s economic foundation, providing 230,000 direct jobs and nearly 1 million indirect jobs in 200 communities across the country,” says FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor. “It is recognized internationally for its environmental stewardship and responsible forest management practices. 2017 is the perfect time to honor our industry’s achievements and to position ourselves for the future.”


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The Canadian Wood Council is the national association representing manufacturers of Canadian wood products used in construction. Wood Design and Building magazine is the official publication of the CWC.

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