China is committed to increasing the use of wood in future construction, as set out in a directive signed by China’s Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Chen Zhenggao. This is the first time that China has issued a directive to increase wood construction, and it represents a major breakthrough for the technique in the world’s largest construction market. The directive states that the use of wood is to be increased in contexts such as rooftop extensions, curtain walls, tourist facilities, schools, hospitals and other official buildings.
Nyheter från September 2015
Today, Sweden mainly exports spruce to the Chinese furniture industry, but there is an increased interest in using pine for furniture in China. This was clearly noted during the furniture and interior design fair FMC in Shanghai on 9-12 September. The furniture exhibited by leading Chinese manufacturers on Swedish Wood's stand aroused considerable interest. All the furniture was made of knotty Swedish pine.
Svenskt Trä har tagit fram utbildningsmaterial för att hjälpa brittiska arkitekter utveckla sina kunskaper om trä som byggnadsmaterial. Utbildningen sker genom filmer som går igenom allt från miljöfördelar och underhåll till vikten av att välja rätt typ av panelbeklädnad och hur man rent tekniskt använder materialet.