The French timber industry says it has succeeded in its ambition to make the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics a showcase for wood-based building. This, it believes, will help give the sector new impetus in France, further aided by a multi-certification scheme timber traceability tool developed specially for the Games.
If it can be made from fossils, there’s an increasing chance, thanks to latest scientific and technological advances, that it can be made using low carbon wood and other bio-based materials. That’s the premise behind the creation of the UB Forest Industry Green Growth Fund (UB FIGG).
The new tallest timber building in the City of London has officially opened. TOG has a total of 72 workspace properties, covering 3.1 million ft2, but the Black & White Building is its first purpose-built premises.