Industry Events

Wood for Good Marketing Summit to put health and wellbeing into practice | 12 March 2019 | London

Promoting timber’s health and wellbeing benefits is the focus for Wood for Good’s next Marketing Summit on 12 March at CILIP in London.

Christiane Lellig, Wood for Good campaign director, said: “The Summit is an opportunity to pinpoint how we can position, develop and market timber products within the health and wellbeing agenda.

“Our previous summit identified the opportunities and challenges for the timber market, now it’s time to look at how we get our products up to speed and ideally ‘healthy material’ certified.”

The Summit will be in a workshop format with speakers including Christos Michael from CapitalHolz 100, Colin Wheatley from Medite Smartply and Kevin Underwood from the British Woodworking Federation. Christos and Colin will be sharing their experiences of bringing health and wellbeing to the forefront of their marketing and product development, while Kevin will delve into the results of BWF’s cradle-to-cradle feasibility study for joinery products.

The discussion will cover the key issues raised in the previous summit including certification and the practicalities of doing this, identifying sales channels and ideas on how to promote products as healthy.

On the morning of the Summit, a workshop with Wood for Good supporters will take place to discuss the next six months of the campaign’s activity.

Following both events, attendees are invited to the Building Centre for the launch of the annual Wood Awards plus an opportunity to view the Forest of Fabrication exhibition.

To book your seat, visit Wood for Good Spring Marketing Summit.

 

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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.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/sheffield-ready-welcome-february-2019-edition-woodfest]

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.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/montr%C3%A9al-wood-convention-wood-trade-event-canada-19-22-march-2019-montr%C3%A9al-canada]

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]