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The prefabricated house industry in Germany is reaching new records

In Germany, the prefabricated house market is booming. The sales volume increased by 7.2% last year. This is not [...]

US$2.4 trillion worth of construction projects to boost UAE’s wood products demand by 2020

The wood industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is expected to boom over the next two years as the [...]

Global construction growth likely to have reached its peak in 2018

After ten years of growth (2008-2018), the peak has been reached in the global construction growth cycle: 2018 will [...]

UK will limit the use of cross-laminated timber in construction

The UK government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes, revealing that it will limit the use of [...]

Opportunities for hardwood in the European construction sector

The UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) released their Annual Market Review 2017-2018, together with several [...]

The German wood industry in its fifth consecutive year of growth

The German wood industry is growing for the fifth year in a row. According to Johannes Schwörer, President of [...]

US housing starts at the highest level since 2007

New residential construction in the US reported a significant rise in May, according to data released by the US Commerce [...]

Affordability and supply affect the US housing market

Multi-family housing construction drove the growth in housing starts in March, according to the latest data release by the [...]

China: New national standard to allow more wood to be used in the construction industry

China has released a new design code for timber structure, which encourages industry to expand the use of wood and [...]

Rising US housing starts predicted this year

The newly enacted US tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur [...]