Industry Events

TTF's UK Wood Panels Conference 2018 | 7 November 2018 | London

On Wednesday 7th November 2018, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) will hold a conference in central London focused on wood panels production and trade.

The UK Wood Panels Conference 2018: adding value through innovation & fire safety will examine the current and future state of the market in the UK.

Speakers of the day include Clive Pininngton, Managing Director of the European Panel Federation, and David Murray, Innovation Manager at MEDITE SMARTPLY. 

The debate will focus on the innovative ways manufacturers and traders are adding value, ensuring quality and designing products to meet specific market needs at all steps of the supply chain.

"Wood-based panel products are one of the fastest sectors in the timber supply chain," explain the organisers. "Versatile, decorative and easy to use, they are increasingly popular with merchants, builders, designers and architects."

For more information and registration, click here.

 

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TTJ Wood and Wellness conference | 13 February 2019 | London

The Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) is organising a major conference in London in 2019 – Wood and Wellness – to look at wood’s role in this trend. Do trees and the wood products that derive from them have an opportunity the shape this new world of wellness?

The event at the Hilton Tower Bridge on 13 February 2019 – aimed at the timber sector, architects, interior designers and construction professionals – will include research presentations, case studies and discussion panels comprising experts from a variety of sectors. The focus will be on the role that sustainable timber can play, not only in building the world in which we live and work, but also looking at the positive effects that the sympathetic use of timber could have on productivity, learning, recovery from serious illness and general sense of well-being.

"It has long been believed that exposure to the natural world can have a positive impact on health and well-being," say the organisers.

"Now this world of wellness is becoming a mega trend in the built environment, with building and interior design increasingly taking into account the health and wellbeing of occupants." 

Studies examining the positive impact that greater exposure to nature/natural products can have on health and wellbeing have highlighted some impressive results:

• Office design: productivity can be increased by 8% and rates of well-being increased by 13%*

• Education spaces: increased rates of learning, improved test results, concentration levels and attendance, reduced impacts of ADHD*

• Healthcare spaces: post-operative rates of recovery reduced by 8.5%, reduced pain medication by 22%*

• Retail: the presence of vegetation & landscaping has been found to increase average rental rates on retail spaces, with customers willing to pay 8 -12% more for goods and services*

• Homes: 7-8 % less crime attributed to areas with access to nature and can command an increase of 4-5% in property price*

As part of this trend, specification and use of materials are coming under scrutiny as never before.

For more information on the event contact Stephen Powney, TTJ Group Editor, on 020 8269 7810 or [email protected]

Further details, including programme and speakers, will be released shortly.

View the event on the CTI Industry Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/ttj-wood-and-wellness-conference-13-february-2019-london]

Timber Technology Focus for PEFC UK Stakeholder Day | 16 October 2018 | London

This year’s PEFC UK Stakeholder Meeting will be held on 16th October in London. The event theme is innovation and technology in the forest products sector.

The keynote speaker will be Anthony Thistleton, partner at award-winning practice Waugh Thistleton Architects. He will demonstrate how engineered wood products such as CLT and glulam are changing the face of our cities and influencing contemporary architecture. Since designing the first CLT structure in the UK in 2004 and completing the world’s first high rise timber building in London in 2009, Waugh Thistleton have been passionate advocates of engineered timber.  

As the drive continues to embed technical solutions in both the construction and forestry sectors, Robin Askey from Envirosense will also explore the future role that developing technologies such as Blockchain might play in the forest certification sector, where it could have a game-changing effect on chain of custody management and supply chain transparency.

Sponsored by James Latham, SGS, AB Packaging and PEFC International, this event will be relevant to sustainability and procurement professionals trading in wood-based products including retailers, brand owners, contractors and wood products manufacturers. The afternoon will close with a networking and drinks reception.

The event is free to attend but there are a limited number of places available so prompt registration is recommended.

For more information visit: www.pefc.co.uk/events/pefc-annual-stakeholder-meeting-2018

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/timber-technology-focus-pefc-uk-stakeholder-day-16-october-2018-london]

TRADA's Better Timber Buildings conference | 15 November 2018 | London

Following on from the success of the last two annual conferences, TRADA and their service provider Exova BM TRADA have joined forces to host a one-day timber conference levelled at uniting the industry in the pursuit of a common goal: building Better Timber Buildings.

On 15 November 2018, members of the timber industry will assemble at the Royal Geographical Society, London, for a day of talks, Q&As, and debate. The conference is aimed at architects, engineers, suppliers and clients, and aspires to support individuals looking to hone their talents when it comes to designing superb structures in timber. The day will involve four central sessions and attempts to unite inspirational case studies with practical hands-on guidance where high-performance is critical.

A broad array of topics are predicted, with planned talks and discussions around the following:

  • The awe-inspiring Macallan Distillery, arguably one of the most complex timber structures ever built in the UK;
  • The potential of timber design guides, such as TRADA’s National Structural Timber Specification (NSTS), which attempt to encapsulate decades of experience and innovation into streamlined documents that helpfully steer you to specify right from the ground up;
  • Current issues affecting the timber industry and well-rounded, practical solutions to them;
  • Correctly designing timber structures in relation to fire safety and durability; and
  • How we can utilise reports from home warranty and insurance providers, and quantity surveyors, to discover our past successes and mistakes.

“The Better Timber Buildings conference is about switching tack,” says TRADA’s Rupert Scott. “Timber’s popularity continues to grow but now, more than ever, we need to look further and begin taking our timber buildings to the next level. This means aspiring to do a better job right through the chain – from specification to completion – and the best way to start is collectively.”

To attend, please book here: http://bettertimberbuildings.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information, please check the online brochure here or contact Jane Lomas on [email protected] and 01494 569642.

View the event on the CTI Industry Calendar.

 

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Timber Expo 2018 ready to kick off at NEC Birmingham | 9-11 October 2018

With only hours left until this year’s Timber Expo sponsored by Steico, kicks off, timber industry professionals still undecided about making the journey will want to take a look at the latest announcements about what’s on at the show at Birmingham’s NEC between 9-11 October, before they miss out on the industry’s biggest event of the year.

The much-anticipated second state of the investigation into flexible timber construction systems has been reached and is being revealed at the Timber Expo by the Royal College of Art and 2NDState.

A team of architects, engineers, fabricators and students have been residing at Grymsdyke Farm research facility, working to develop a flexible design system, using plywood panels. The second state of the project examples how constructions can be designed for dis- and reassembly, so that they can alter their nature, grow and relocate. The finished structure is being dismantled and transported from Grymsdale Farm, to be reassembled at the Timber Expo for all to understand.

A shape-change structure isn’t the only lure to the UK’s only timber focused show. TRADA is displaying the winning designs from its Urban Buzz University Challenge, including the understated winning entry reminiscent of rice terraces in China; the Technical Timber Zone is testing visitor’s knowledge of strength grades and wood species, with a £150 Amazon voucher up for grabs; Carwyn Lloyd Jones, master carpenter at CAT, is revealing his latest tiny timber home challenge built using only natural materials; and BBC Musician of the Year 2016 Andrew Woolcock is showcasing the aural beauty of wood with his rosewood marimba.

Timber Expo Show forms part of UK Construction Week (UKCW), the construction industry’s largest event. 35,000 visitors are expected through the doors of Birmingham’s NEC, taking advantage of more than 650 exhibitors, 10,000 products, 350 speakers, 300 hours of talks, 35 different CPD sessions and 9 industry-specific shows.

Craig Colligan, National Sales Manager – Housebuilding of Steico said: "Steico is delighted to be the headline sponsor for Timber Expo. Our range of timber products is by far the most comprehensive in the industry and we are proud to have them to be showcased at Timber Expo."

Also taking place is the Role Model of the Year announcement, the Structural Timber Awards, launch of the TTF Academy; the Confederation of Timber Industries’ Time for Timber workshops and networking programme (find out more here); the Future of Construction Hub; and live rockaoke at the Beer Festival, sponsored by Velux.

Visitors will leave with their questions answered, needs covered and knowledge updated.

For the last chance to attend, tickets are still available from www.timber-expo.co.uk and allow access to all nine UKCW shows: Build Show; Energy 2018; Timber Expo; Surface and Materials Show; Building Tech Live; HVAC 2018; Civils Expo; Plant and Machinery Live and Grand Designs Live.

Show news and updates will be posted live throughout the event on the website at www.timber-expo.co.uk and Twitter @TimberExpo or using the hashtag #TimberExpo2018.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/timber-expo-2018-ready-kick-nec-birmingham-9-11-october]

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