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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 [...]

John Deere reports booming sales in construction and forestry segment

For the fourth quarter ended October 29, worldwide net sales of John Deere registered a 23 percent rise, to $8 [...]

Euroconstruct: European construction sector set to grow in 2017

Construction volume in the Euroconstruct area is expected to grow by 3.5% in 2017. The strongest stimuli will once [...]

Japan: CLT demand to quadruple this year; production and demand expected to boom by 2020

A meeting organized by the Japanese Government was recently held in order to promote use of CLT. It has been [...]

Southeast Asia forest protection will significantly affect Japanese construction sector

The construction sites in Japan depend a lot on the lumber from Southeast Asia countries, which are now cutting the [...]

Metsä Wood to invest in partnerships in industrial wood element construction

    Through its partner network in Europe, Metsä Wood is increasing the amount of Kerto® LVL-based [...]

Metsä Wood launches Open Source Wood Initiative- to accelerate growth in wood construction

A pioneering open innovation project to  Metsä Wood has launched Open Source Wood initiative in order to accelerate growth in [...]