Timber Articles

  • Timber formwork is not sustainable

    Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Case study - Factory Rainscreen Façade

    Dortmund System kWp: 45 Area: 6,000 sq. m Inverter: Fronius Modules Used: PS-A-87A A rain screen cladding system for a factory façade on an existing steel and timber frame building utilising a SIKA bonded rain screen system. The installation improved the thermal insulation of the factory whilst making an attractive and overt statement about the factory owner's green ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Corn, a Vital Staple Food in Africa

    Africa contributes the least to global warming than any other continent. However, it suffers greatly from some of the more serious impacts of climate changes. The statistics are shocking: Africa emits roughly 4% of greenhouse gas emissions, while the United States emits 23% of the total global greenhouse gasses. Unfortunately, along with Asia, Africa is the region where crop production is the ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Timber frame and post and beam construction

    Timber framing and "post-and-beam" construction are a unit strategies of building with heavy weight timbers instead of dimensional timber like 2"x4"s. Timber framing is sometimes additionally known as post and beams because as it is evident for its name that it is a way of using frame made of timber wood for construction because it acts as the main structure providing support to the ...


  • Pulp & paper case study - Northwood Pulp & Timber

    Smart Elbow® Triumphs Over Abrasion in Pulp and Paper Industry The first Smart Elbow® installed at Northwood in the hog fuel conveying system (above) worked so well that the two sweep elbows also shown above were eventually replaced with two more 12" cast iron HammerTek Smart Elbows® At Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd. of Prince George, British Columbia, Maintenance Super-visor ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Tragic accidental deaths on board the Suntis – what was to blame?

    On Monday 26 May 2014, three men who were working on board the Suntis, a German cargo ship which was berthed at West Dock in Goole, were found unconscious in the main cargo hold of the ship. The men were rescued from the hold and taken to a nearby hospital but tragically died later that day. The surviving crew members said that one of the deceased men had entered the hold to rescue the other crew ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana

    The combination of legal and illegal logging in southwest Ghana’s tropical forests is having a devastating impact on bird populations in the region, according to new research published recently in the journal Biological Conservation. Between 1995 and 2010, logging in the Upper Guinea rain forest ...


    By Ensia

  • The wealth of forests

    The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity. As I subsequently watched ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Investigating the deterioration of an industrial heritage structure

    Conservation and rehabilitation of heritage structures has turned into a prime concern in historically enriched countries, especially in developed societies. Modern technologically advanced societies often wish to keep and maintain the remains of architectural heritage sites and pass the essence of these tangible and intangible cultural values to future generations. The present study introduces a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Important Rules For The Safe Operation Of Your Wood Splitter

    There are plenty of rules that need to be followed when operating your wood splitter, whether you are using it for the first time or the hundredth time. If these rules are not followed, you could be endangering your personal safety, property and passersby. We have compiled some of the more impertinent rules in this article and have arranged them in easy-to-understand categories. Training Before ...


    By Redgum Products Pty Ltd

  • Best Practice Implementation of the European Timber Regulations Due Diligence Requirements

    The EUTR requires the establishment of a due diligence system by organizations involved in the placement of timber/timber products on the EU market. The SGS 'Best Practice Implementation of the European Timber Regulations Due Diligence Requirements' guidebook helps you set-up your due diligence system and ensure compliance with the EUTR. ...


    By SGS

  • Integrating forest resources into national accounts in Karnataka, India

    The effort to correct the national accounts in order to calculate NNP or related ‘Green GDP’ concepts, known as natural resource accounting, has been a lively research area recently. Natural resource accounting aims to provide indicators for the sustainability of current economic activity. The objective of the paper is an integrated economic and natural resource by compiling forest resources and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leveling the Playing Field for Legal Timber in Brazil

    Brazil is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. What is less known is that the country is the fourth largest industrial ...

  • 3 Signs of progress in curbing the illegal wood trade

    The global market for wood and other forest products is changing quickly. The industry has long struggled to address the problem of illegal logging, which damages diverse and valuable forests and creates economic losses of up to $10 billion a year. In some wood-producing countries, illegal logging accounts for 50-90 percent of total ...

  • Developing value added bioactive timber waste vermicompost with addition of microbial inoculants

    A study conducted at Vermiculture Research Station (VRS), Aligarh, to transform the timber solid waste vermicompost (TSWV) into bioactive compost with the addition of beneficial microbes has brought to light feasibility of a potential technique to develop value added quality product with higher agronomic value for the first–time. TSWV was inoculated with microbes Azotobacter chroococcum, Bacillus ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story (Part 3)

    In my first blog, I introduced the term “ecosystem services”, which has become a popular way to refer to the value of ecosystems. This is an important concept as it provides a counter-argument to the often narrow-minded and short-eyed approach of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Tuning In: Tracking wood from Honduran Forests to U.S. Guitars

    This study focuses on two supply chains for mahogany that originate in remote biodiversity-rich forests in Honduras. These supply chains were selected because they involve small forest community cooperatives that, compared with industrial operations, have a lower capacity to respond to market requirements for legal wood, including the U.S. Lacey Act. ...

  • Indigenous biodiversity `crucial` to forest futures

    Forestry experts are calling for an increase in the use of native tree species in reforestation projects, arguing that they are better for biodiversity and can slow the pace of global warming. The recommendation ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Energy and exergy analyses of vacuum drying process of pine timbers

    In this study, an experimental system for the vacuum drying of timbers is designed. Experiments in the different temperature, pressure and the residence time in vacuum are carried out. The drying experiments are conducted at three different drying temperatures varied between 40°C and 60°C. The drying experiments are conducted at three different pressures varied between 60 kPa and 80 kPa. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Book Byte: We Can Reforest the Earth

    Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 million acres each year, with annual losses of 32 million acres far exceeding the regrowth of 19 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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