Tag: Stellenbosch University


New CNC training facility launching at Stellenbosch University

A new CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) training facility will soon be launched at the Department of Forest & Wood Science at the University of Stellenbosch. The opening ceremony for this new facility will be hosted on 21 January 2020 between 10:00 and 11:30 at the Paul Sauer Forestry Building in Bosman Street, Stellenbosch. All interested parties are welcome to attend

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Myths about timber construction: Setting the record straight

While timber construction has a relatively small footprint in South Africa, with its host of environmental and performance benefits, the building material is enjoying increasing popularity and interest among the general public and trade alike. Even so, misconceptions about timber as a construction material are still commonplace, limiting potential users from enjoying the manifold benefits of this unique, renewable building

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Study: The potential of South African timber products to reduce the environmental impact of buildings

Study abstract: South Africa was the first country in Africa to implement a locally developed green building rating tool and has a growing number of rated green building projects. The method of life-cycle assessment can help to compare and assess the environmental performance of building products. At present, more than 70% of all sawn timber in South Africa is used

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