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Gehry Technology's first European Digital Project user group met recently in London to get hands-on experience with this new software. Arup, Allies & Morrison and Zaha Hadid were among the firms represented. Visit www.cenitdesktop. com

The timber industry has launched a lobbying group to maximise the use of wood in buildings for the 2012 Olympic Games. Called 'Wood for Gold' it met last week with members of all the main political parties For more information on the group contact woodforgold @bellendenpublicaffairs. co. uk

IKEA/BoKlok is to launch its housing in the UK. It looks like a timber-framed house but in fact comprises six ats.

Skanska's new UK housing prefab venture, Modernhaus, has also been launched. Simon Allford of AHMM is proposing adaptations to meet UK requirements.

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