Wood Construction

  • Market Prices
  • March 29, 2017 09:32

US home buyers affected by rising softwood lumber prices

The composite price of framing lumber used in house construction increased by 14% in the first three weeks of February according to Random Lengths a trade magazine.... [more...]

  • Interior
  • March 28, 2017 07:25

Positive outlook for the US residential remodeling market

The residential remodeling market reached an all-time high of US$340 billion in 2015, surpassing the prior peak in 2007, according to a report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (Demographic Change and the Remodeling Outlook, February 2017).... [more...]

  • Panels
  • March 24, 2017 14:57

Moody's upgrades Pfleiderer Group's CFR to Ba3

The rating agency Moody's upgraded Pfleiderer Group's corporate family rating (CFR) from "B1" to "Ba3". The outlook on Pfleiderer Group S.A. has been changed to stable from positive... [more...]

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  • Wood Construction
  • March 24, 2017 12:57

Wood Construction Forum (FBC) Epinal and Nancy 5-7 April 2017

Two sites, huge extension of scientific workshops in addition to architecture and technique oriented topics ; opening towards real estate investors and forest ownership, strong presence from the heart of Europe ; wood sculptures as a signal for all, a new range of exciting items... The international congress about wood construction, FBC, aims to become a european leader of the kind. ... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 23, 2017 08:04

Trivselhus to build 52 multi-family houses in Sweden

The Swedish woodworking company Trivselhus, a subsidiary of Södra, has signed a contract with MacFreeze, the Swedish property developer, to construct 52 two-storey, terraced multi-family houses in Kållered... [more...]

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  • Wood Construction
  • March 17, 2017 12:45

Production in construction down by 2.3% in euro area

In January 2017 compared with December 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 2.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • March 17, 2017 09:53

US housing starts up 3% in February

US housing starts went up by 3% to an annual rate of 1.288 million in February after slumping by 1.9 percent to a revised 1.251 million in January... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • March 17, 2017 08:02

China: Real estate market driving up imports of wood products

Achieving growth was tough for Chinese policy makers throughout 2016. Even with loosened liquidity and government intervention, annual growth fell to a consistent 6.7% in the first three quarters of 2016, the slowest rate seen in 25 years... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • March 16, 2017 10:52

US manufactured housing shipments expected to reach 85,000 units by 2020

In 2020, US manufactured housing shipments are expected to reach 85,000 units, declining as a share of total single-family housing starts and manufactured housing placements... [more...]

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  • Wood Construction
  • March 14, 2017 12:58

Metsä Wood builds temporary wooden market hall in Stockholm

The distinctive new building in Stockholm’s Östermalm is a temporary market hall that was built as a temporary space while the old market hall is being renovated... [more...]

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