Timber material
19 November 2021

Canopée Challenge, where timber innovates!

The Canopée Challenge (formerly La Canopée contest) is back with new features to help boost this new edition while maintaining the same objective: to promote innovation in the forest & timber sector in order to nurture its competitiveness and discover new talents. The first regional stage of the challenge will take place at Eurobois on 3rd February, 2022, in Lyon. We speak to François Vulser, who created and manages this contest.
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Market Trends
20 October 2021

Paul Jarquin, Chairman of FIBOIS¹: “It’s time for timber construction to get ambitious!”

Paul Jarquin, elected to the FIBOIS chair last June, gives us his vision of the timber construction market with only months left until RE2020² is finally implemented. He is in no doubt the whole sector is ready to take up the challenge. Investments are already being made and production tools modernized thanks to the government’s economic restart plan. Now the sector needs to make its trades more attractive. At the core of major environmental, economic, and social issues, timber & woodworking has many assets for attracting young workers looking for direction!
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Market Trends
12 October 2021

Upcycling off to a good start with UPER’S

A trend that’s here to stay, encouraged by ecological necessity and by new regulations and the expectations of enlightened consumers, reuse or “upcycling” is bound to see more and more development. The French furniture making confederation l’Ameublement Français has given birth to an original consortium named UPER’S, which is determined to structure and vitalize upcycling in its sector. We talk with the movement’s spokesman, fitter-out Fabrice Poncet.
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Primary processing
09 June 2021

The Ducerf Group: a sense of future running through the veins

The Ducerf Group, a specialist in first and second stage conversion of hardwoods, especially high quality oak, is attacking the economic restart with gusto and confidence. High on the agenda are investment, recruitment, and an optimized work environment, nourished by constant reflection on corporate social and environmental responsibility. We talk with the group’s CEO, Edouard Ducerf.
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Timber material
04 June 2021

EUROBOIS 2020 Timber Frame House workshop: reminders of a big success!

In February, 2020, Mac Diffusion, a company specializing in machines and automation for timber construction, ran a full-scale workshop at the centre of the Eurobois exhibition. It was a live opportunity for visitors to discover timber construction equipment, tools, and know-how. Cruard Charpente produced no less than 400 square metres of building boards in the workshop for use on its sites. Project participants relate their recollection of this demanding but uplifting experience.
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