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Norway's Build-Up in 2001

-  200 sawmills spread throughout Norway utilize mostly computerized production processes in producing 2.2 million m3 of sawn wood in 2001 for a turnover of nearly USD 1 billion, and total exports upwards of USD 110 million.


-  Norwegian builders must fulfil the stringent requirements of the Norwegian Environmental Control Board.


-  Highlighting the work of environment-friendly and cost-effective builders, the not-for-profit Web portal okbygg.no is an example of how green thinking has become hip in the Norwegian building industry.


-  Over 23,000 housing starts were registered.


-  The application of ICT in building, pre-fabrication techniques and improving worker education are among factors generating expectations for increased productivity of four per cent for 2002.


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