Industry Events

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.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/tradas-better-timber-buildings-conference-15-november-2018-london]

Free exhibition: 'Timber rising - Vertical visions for the cities of tomorrow' | 9 February - 19 May 2018 | London

From 9 February to 19 May 2018, the Roca London Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects will host the exhibition 'Timber rising - Vertical visions for the cities of tomorrow'.

This free event focuses on the most significant timber and glulam projects carried out to date worldwide also interviewing engineers, architects and designers.

The exhibition showcases examples of completed projects which sit alongside more ambitious concept and research proposals, higlighting what is possible today and what may be possible in the future – with changing building codes and new thinking by developers, governments and the construction industry – for the cities of tomorrow.

"A timber revolution is in the air," explain the organisers Studio Woode and Clare Farrow. "In the last decade, a new phenomenon has occurred in architectural practice: the beginning of vertical building in wood. A number of architects working closely with world-class scientists and engineers, are experimenting with new engineered timber products including CLT (cross-laminated timber), predicting a future in which wood will potentially supersede concrete and steel in an effort to confront some of the most pressing issues of our time: high density cities, climate change, the housing crisis, and mental health." 

"High-rise (and mid-rise) mass timber structures combine lightness, speed and strength, with sustainability, humanity and wellbeing. Research is showing that the use of these engineered products, which still preserve the beauty, scent and warmth of wood, can benefit our own health as well as the environment, though the timber must be sourced from responsibly managed forests. Significantly lighter than concrete and steel, and using far less energy in the construction process, mass timber absorbs and sequesters CO2 in a remarkable way." 

"For the first time, this exhibition puts these timber developments (which are still evolving) into historical context and examines this new phenomenon in architecture, addressing issues of safety and urban health as well as the intimate human connection to wood including concepts such as Biophilia." 

A private view of the exhibition will be held on Thursday 8 February from 18.30 to 20.30. To attend the event, register at http://bit.ly/2E6wAIO

View the event on the CTI Industry Calendar here.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/free-exhibition-timber-rising-vertical-visions-cities-tomorrow-9-february-19-may-2018-london]

Grown In Britain Week to take place from 9 to 15 October 2017

Grown in Britain is inviting supporters and stakeholders to back in its annual Grown in Britain Week, which this year runs from 9-15 October.

In view of the GIB Week, the Campaign has launched four digital marketing toolkits promoting British-grown timber for different markets: for builders merchants, the joinery sector, Grown in Britain licensees and registered supporters.

The packs comprise templates for printable marketing materials, ideas for events and celebrations, and other ways to get involved with its theme of ‘Celebrating Great British Wood’.

“It’s important to us that all our supporters across the wood production, trading and wood-using sectors get a chance to actively participate in Grown in Britain Week,” says Grown In Britain CEO Dugal Driver. “We’ve compiled a range of information on how to take part, from ideas for events to simple acts of support such as including a Grown in Britain Week e-mail footer on e-mails. There’s something for everyone.”

Events happening during Grown in Britain Week, including the campaign’s joint conference with the Country Land & Business Association and Forestry Commission, are listed on the campaign’s website, and further features and promotions will be announced during the Week.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/grown-britain-week-take-place-9-15-october-2017]

BMF Timber Forum 2016 | 29 November 2016 | Stoke on Trent

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) will hold its next Timber Forum meeting at Meyer Timber Ltd in Stoke on Trent on Tuesday 29th November 2016.

Organised and run in collaboration with other trade and regulatory bodies, the Timber Forum aims to support merchant members and their suppliers in the timber and wood products market.

It focuses on sharing best practice, disseminating information and gathering views on legislation, product and building standards and other issues that may affect trading.

The 2016 Forum programme and agenda include:

  • 09.30 - Coffee
  • 10.00 - Introductions, matters arising and key points from the last meeting: Gary Froggatt, Howarth Timber, Forum Chairman. Will include nominations for Forum Chairman and Vice Chairman
  • 10.15 - Mike Greenland Ligna: Assuring Timber Supply Chains
  • 10.45 - Dave Hopkins Managing Director TTF: Updates on TTF and CTI
  • 11.15 - Hannah Mansell, BWF Schemes and Technical Manager: Fire Door Safety
  • 11.45 - Open Forum
  • 13.00 - Networking lunch and tour of Meyer group facility
  • 14.00 - Close of event

The event is free of charge and restricted to a maximum of 2 people per organisation.

For more information and to book a place please email Alyssa Moore at [email protected].

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/bmf-timber-forum-2016-29-november-2016-stoke-trent]

ATIBT International Forum | 4-6 March 2017 | Dubai, UAE

The next international forum organised by the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) will be held from 4 to 6 March 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The event will take place just before the Dubai Woodshow (7-9 March) giving attendees the opportunity to network with major Tropical Timber Industry stakeholders from all over the world.

The Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) is an alliance of timber sector companies and organisations in Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast, largely European timber traders and associations, NGOs and other international agencies. Its goal is to promote the sustainable development of the central African timber sector, and promote its business and products on the international stage.

For more information, click here.

 

[News URL: http://www.cti-timber.org/content/atibt-international-forum-4-6-march-2017-dubai-uae]

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