Industry Events

Sheffield ready to welcome February 2019 edition of WoodFest

WoodFest comes to Sheffield in February with a focus on health and wellbeing, low carbon, circular economy, building performance, offsite construction and modular design.

The month-long event will feature wood in design and construction throughout Sheffield and Yorkshire. The programme includes an exciting line-up of events, seminars, exhibitions and challenges celebrating the versatility and sustainability of building with wood, organised by the UK timber industry’s campaign, Wood for Good.

Christiane Lellig, Wood for Good campaign director, said: “WoodFest Sheffield promises to offer a fantastic opportunity to bring all those involved with the built environment to explore what can be achieved when we work together.”

“Each event is a chance to learn and share about the use of timber in architecture, particularly around health and wellbeing and offsite construction. It provides a platform to discover what’s happening in the region and to be inspired by timber design.”

WoodFest kicks off on 7 February with Small Project / Big Challenge, an evening seminar with sustainability-focused Sheffield architects Paul Testa Architecture and Jon Carr Structural Design along with Sheffield University. They will discuss design and structural challenges with examples including the multi-award-winning Hen House.

On 8 and 9 February TRADA will run its annual student challenge at Sheffield University for students of engineering, architecture, architectural technology, quantity surveying and landscape architecture. Judged by high profile engineers, architects and quantity surveyors, multi-disciplinary teams will compete in an intense 48-hour challenge to design an exemplary student accommodation predominantly from timber.

On 21 February, Sheffield-based consultancy, Ollio, and experts from the Kollider projects will host a healthy building evening seminar along with a networking and drinks reception.

A tour of timber door, window and stair manufacturer JELD-WEN’s production facilities will take place at 10am on 28 February. This will offer the chance to see first-hand how timber doors are made in the company’s Sheffield factory, from the timber arriving on-site through to the finished product leaving for distribution. The tour will include a presentation followed by a drinks reception for all attendees.

Managing forests in a sustainable way is vital to protect these important ecosystems, reduce the impact of climate change and to preserve plant and animal species for the future. On 28 February, the PEFC (the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) will deliver a lunchtime CPD to explain how to procure sustainable timber and timber from sustainably managed forests.

Further events include window-specialist Bereco hosting a CPD session on noise and health in the build environment at their Sheffield showroom.  There will be a behind-the-scenes tour with Sheffield timber merchant Arnold Laver including a networking lunch, followed by an afternoon CPD. Visitors will have the opportunity to see their production facilities including roof truss manufacturing and its treatment plant.

Striking examples of great architecture and design, such as the Hunt House – featured in The Modern Timber House in the UK book, will offer visits focussed on sustainability and wellbeing within the Sheffield region. This will be followed by an exhibition and further evening event on offsite construction and modular design at The Arts Tower.

Partners include: Arnold Laver; Bereco; Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber; Halliday Clark Architects; IstructE; JELD-WEN; Paul Testa Architecture; PEFC UK; Sheffield University and TRADA.

To book your place for any of the WoodFest Sheffield events, click here.

 

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The Montréal Wood Convention: the wood trade event in Canada | 19-22 March 2019 | Montréal, Canada

The Montréal Wood Convention 2019 will take place March 19-22 at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montréal, Canada.

In early 2019, registrations are brisk and indicate a total participation in excess of 1,000 people, above the numbers seen in 2018. The 113 booths in the exhibit hall are almost booked.

“The Convention is really the trade event to be where all North-American wood manufacturers and buyers can meet in the same place at the same time. Participants can attend industry seminars on economy and wood markets, visit the exhibit hall, hear a keynote speaker and network”, says the manager of the event, Sven Gustavsson, from the Quebec Wood Export Bureau, one of the four organizing industry associations.

The other organizers are the Québec Forest Industry Council, the Ontario Forest Industries Association and the Maritime Lumber Bureau.

For program and registration: www.montrealwoodconvention.com.

View the event on the CTI Industry Calendar.

 

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WPA Making the Most of Wood Conference 2019 | 11 April 2019 | Warwickshire

The WPA’s Making the Most of Wood Conference 2019 gets right to the heart of the big issues that will shape future demand for industrial wood protection processes and products.

The event, organised by the Wood Protection Association (WPA), will take place at the Forest of Arden Hotel, Warwickshire, on Thursday 11th April 2019.

David Hopkins, Managing Director of the Timber Trades Federation (TTF) will talk about how TTF has put building confidence in preservative treated wood at the top of its agenda and the strategy it is pursuing in collaboration with WPA to make this happen; WPA’s CEO Gordon Ewbank will follow this with further details about the part WPA is playing in this strategic partnership, including news about the association’s quality schemes for both preservative and flame retardant treated wood.

After the mid-morning break, BRE’s authority on sustainable development, Dr Ed Suttie, will set out the latest thinking on the role of wood in meeting a growing demand for healthy buildings and the implications for the treated wood sector.

Finally, whilst CLT is seen as something of a flagship product for the timber in construction sector worldwide, questions about its long-term durability are now surfacing. Elisabeth Piveteau-Boley of Piveteaubois, will talk about the manufacture of preservative pre-treated CLT panels for applications where enhanced confidence in durability is required.

Conference will conclude with wood industry communications expert Liz Male MBE tackling our speakers about the big issues and opportunities that face the wood protection sector and inviting audience questions. Here is the full conference programme:

  • 09.25 – Opening welcome
  • 09.30 – Building confidence in preservative treated wood – Dave Hopkins, MD TTF
  • 10.00 – WPA Benchmark QA & Product Approval Schemes – Gordon Ewbank: – providing UK wood treaters with the means to raise quality; – interlocking quality schemes build confidence in FR treated materials
  • 10.30 – Networking break – refreshments
  • 11.15 – Healthy buildings and wood – Ed Suttie, BRE
  • 11.45 – CLT construction is good – durable CLT is better! – Elisabeth Piveteau-Boley
  • 12.15 – Question time – Liz Male tackles our speakers on the challenges and opportunities for the wood protection industry
  • 13.00 – Lunch in the restaurant. Depart after lunch

WPA has negotiated a special rate for delegates attending the Annual WPA Awards event and Conference of £199.00 + VAT. This covers the Awards reception and dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and conference refreshments.

Conference attendance only: WPA Members £50.00 + VAT   Non-Members: £150 + VAT

To book your place contact Caroline Hewison

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/wpa-making-most-wood-conference-2019-11-april-2019-warwickshire]

PEFC sponsors Responsible Timber CPD at Surface Design Show 2019

PEFC UK will be hosting a Responsible Timber Sourcing CPD PEFC at the Surface Design Show 2019 in London on Wednesday 6 February. The fully accredited CPD is open to architects, specifiers and contractors and certificates of attendance will be awarded.

The CPD module will be presented by Charlie Law, Managing Director of Sustainable Construction Solutions, who has worked in the construction sector for over 30 years, and has extensive industry knowledge having worked for BAM, Kier and Lendlease. Charlie is also a Director at the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), a member of the Grown in Britain Executive and a member of the Ska technical committee.

The CPD workshop will provide:
• The background to forest certification and its global importance
• The UK timber market and drivers for certified timber
• The requirements of the UK government’s timber procurement policy 
• What a model timber specification clause looks like
• Chain of Custody certification and how it works.

Using timber from well-managed forests that meet internationally recognised standards of legality and sustainability, certified by organisations such as PEFC is a pre-requisite for environmental assessment schemes such as BREEAM, LEED and Ska, as well as many others around the world. Green building standards, together with corporate responsible sourcing policies, are increasingly driving demand for responsibly-sourced timber. To meet client expectations, it is therefore important that designers and specifiers insist on certified timber for their projects, along with full Chain of Custody. 

The seminar take place at the Surface Design Show CPD Hub on Wednesday 6 February at 2.30pm and CPD certificates will be awarded: www.surfacedesignshow.com/sessions-cpd-hub 
The Surface Design Show takes place 5-7 February 2019 at the Business Design Centre, London. To register and for more information visit: https://sds19-visitor.reg.buzz/website

 

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World Experts drawn to Oxford for Global Forestry Conference on 10-11 April 2019

Duncan Pollard MICFor from Nestlé, sustainability expert, will address the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ (ICF) annual flagship two-day conference. 

The UK’s Role in Global Forestry – Past, present and future will be held on 10-11 April 2019 at the Examination Schools in Oxford. Forests are increasingly being relied upon to provide a sustainable future for the planet. The UK has a remarkable influence on the global forestry stage and, with its National Conference in 2019, the Institute is once again leading the way in preparing the forestry profession for the future.

International Union of Forest Research Organisations’ (IUFRO) Executive Director Alexander Buck joins Session 4, “Delivering Global Environmental Services from Forests”. Mr Buck is an expert on international forestry, environment and resource policy. He will explore how forests, science and people interconnect on an international scale. On day two, Environmentalist Tony Juniper, Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK, will address Session 5 in a lecture entitled “Do Professional Foresters Matter?” exploring how foresters are viewed by those working in sustainability.

Other speakers include:

  • Rachel Butler, Executive Director, Global Timber Forum, UK
  • Rob de Fégley, President, Institute of Foresters, Australia
  • Professor Colin Galbraith, Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Consultancy, UK
  • Professor Sandra Harding, Vice-Chancellor & President of James Cook University, Australia
  • Steve Jennings, Partner, 3Keel, UK
  • Luis Nevis Silva, New Generations Plantations Project Leader, WWF, Portugal
  • Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute; co-author of “Why Forests, Why Now”, USA
  • Georges Bazongo, Director West Africa, TREE AID, Burkina Faso
  • Berry Wiersum, CEO, Sappi Europe
  • Dr Anna Lawrence MICFor, Forestry and Arboriculture Research Consultant, UK
  • Robert Matthews, Forest Research, UK

Commenting on the significance of the UK’s Role in Global Forestry, conference Chair Geraint Richards MVO MICFor, Head Forester at Duchy of Cornwall Woodlands, said: “The ICF’s 2019 national conference will provide a timely opportunity to consider the importance of the UK’s role in global forestry. Next year marks the centenary of the 1919 Forestry Act and, whilst touching on the past, the conference’s exciting array of international speakers will highlight the significance of the UK forestry sector today and going forward.” 

Early Bird Ticket discounts end 31 December 2018 at: www.charteredforesters.org/ukglobalforestry

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