Sustainable wood to feature at World Fair

Friday 23 Jul 2021

Work is progressing well in preparation for the construction of the 2025 World Expo site on Osaka’s Yumeshima Island. The Expo will focus on promoting sustainable development goals (SDGs) and is expected to feature extensive use of green building technologies.

The Osaka Federation of All Wood Industries, of which Canada Wood Japan is an active member, is working with Expo organizers to develop a massive wooden boardwalk ring which would surround the Yumeshima Expo site (Artist’s rendition here).

The wooden ring would have a diameter of 700 metres and a circumference of 2.2 kilometres. The boardwalk would measure 30 metres in width and would be elevated up to 10 to 12 metres in some sections.

Following the Expo, the proposal is to re-cycle and re-use the structural wooden members in public infrastructure projects and parks. Final construction plans for the Osaka 2025 Expo are expected to complete within this fiscal year.

Tech Update: New Zealand’s WoodWorks 2021 Conference being run for local architects, engineers, specifiers, building project managers, designers, quantity surveyors, BIM specialists, engineers and wood producers will run in Rotorua on 21-22 September.

The conference brings together leaders in architecture, engineered wood design and construction. Register now to secure your place on the Red Stag CLT factory tours – seats are strictly limited and will sell out fast. Details and online registrations are on the event website.

Source: Canada Wood

Source: Canada Wood

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