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World Conference on Timber Engineering venue

World Conference on Timber Engineering - WCTE 2010

A report on the international conference on timber engineering held in Riva del Garda, Italy, from 20-24 June.

POWDERS 2010 Report

Report on the Materials KTN Powders community event held in Loughborough on 23 June, 2010.
Planks of wood

Down to the woods - quality control

COST, the intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, has been running a series of R&D programmes in wood. Martin Parley reports on the final Cost Action E53 conference on quality control, held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, UK.
Timber building under construction

Building in carbon

A technique for carbon profiling, as a solution for quantifying embodied and operational carbon in buildings, has been put forward in a report commissioned by the UK’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Linking the supply chain

Software that may help manufacturers and product designers reduce the costs and CO2 emissions associated with transporting and storing goods across all sectors is said to have been used for the first time by a major UK retailer on beverage packaging.

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