The Inside View House, now under construction with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory and the APA Engineered Wood Association by Beechen & Dill Homes, shows how OSB can be part of design plans to replace some joists and studs, among other wall and floor framing methods that save energy, speed installation, and reduce waste.
Roseburg unveiled its latest thermally fused laminate (TFL) design collection this July at the 2015 Association of Woodworkers and Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) Fair in Las Vegas. Roseburg’s 2015 Relevance Collection was on display.
The Government of Canada detailed its investment in Uniboard's $29 million Sayabec plant in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec mill expansion. The MDF plant will adopt a pre-heating technology - the first application in North America - to expand production of of medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) will produce FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing at its Clarke County facility in Thomasville, Alabama. LP FlameBlock is aa sheathing product that combines oriented strand board with a non-combustible, fiberglass-reinforced Pyrotite layer.
Cross laminated timbers are being used in mass quantities for the tallest wood building so far: a 121-unit, 10-story apartment complex in London. Architects Waugh Thistleton, CLT and engineers Ramboll say the most exciting aspect of the project is its sheer size and its completion thousands of cubic meters of concrete. It will save 2,400 tons of carbon, compared to an equivalent block with a concrete frame.