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.

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

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]

Responsible Forest Management takes centre stage on FSC Friday 2018

On Friday 28 September 2018, FSC-certified businesses, FSC members, schools and organizations all around the world will host a series of events to support, celebrate and raise awareness of responsible forest management and the role that FSC plays in it.

People are invited to look for the FSC logo and consider the sourcing of the products they buy in a creative and entertaining way.

"Every year the threat to our forests increases, in the form of environmental change and illegal logging," explains FSC. "For over 20 years, FSC has worked to take care of forests and the people, plants, and animal species that depend on them."

"FSC Friday is about sharing that message, so that more people recognize the role we play and can help us turn the tide against global deforestation."

Last year, businesses, schools and environmental groups in over 30 countries took part.

A pack of UK-adapted, FSC Friday digital resources is available to eligible organisations upon request from [email protected]

FSC certificate and licence holders can also download editable FSC Friday resources from the FSC Marketing Toolkit.

For more information and inspiration visit the FSC Friday pages.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/responsible-forest-management-takes-centre-stage-fsc-friday-2018]

Forestry Commission England celebrates 100 years of forestry at 2018 APF show

Forestry Commission England and Forest Research have joined forces to celebrate 100 years of forestry at the 2018 APF show.

APF is the UK’s largest woodland and forestry related show and takes place between 20-22 September 2018 at the Ragley Estate in Warwickshire.

The Forestry Commission England marquee will celebrate 100 years of the Forestry Act and the Forestry Commission. Experts will be on hand to provide advice and support to the forestry sector and landowners who are looking to create and manage woodland; explore the benefits to people, wildlife and timber of the public forest estate; provide information on tree pests and diseases and how to reduce the threat of them; showcase Forest Research’s innovative science and research.

The Forestry Commission, RFS and representatives from the new Forestry Apprenticeship Trailblazer group will also be in the Forest Workers’ Zone of APF to talk career development and how to break into the industry.

An in-depth Forestry Commission seminar programme will run over the three day event, covering topics including future incentives, timber markets, woodland creation and plant health challenges. More details below:

 

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/forestry-commission-england-celebrates-100-years-forestry-2018-apf-show]

Wood for Good Marketing Summit Autumn 2018 | 20 September 2018 | London

The Timber Industry is invited to take on the health and wellbeing agenda this autumn at the Wood for Good Marketing Summit.

Aimed at timber marketing and communications professionals, the event ‘Marketing Timber for the Health and Wellbeing Agenda’ will take place on Thursday 20 September at Headspace in Farringdon, London.

Health and wellbeing, indoor air quality and the use of healthy building materials are becoming increasingly important in construction and the marketing summit will assess the market potential, demand and drivers for healthy building products. The event will cover innovative approaches and best practice in marketing for the health and wellbeing agenda.

An interview style panel debate with speakers including Harry Knibb, principal consultant and healthy buildings expert at WSP, and Olga Turner, director and co-founder of Ekkist. This will be followed by an open audience discussion allowing for speakers and delegates to establish requirements for healthy building products and how to meet them.

Christiane Lellig, Wood for Good campaign manager, said: “We’ve had discussions with organisations such as the Construction Products Association, Savills and Legal and General and they’ve all shared that there is currently no particular focus or research on health and wellbeing trends in residential buildings.

“To date the focus has been on office buildings with the intention to increase employee retention and performance, but we want to know what the key challenges are for timber marketing and communications professionals catering for the wider health and wellbeing agenda.

“For example, how does everyone describe a healthy building material? This is an opportunity for us to come together and unite in our messaging and gain a better understanding of healthy building standards and material databases, so we can communicate this effectively and accurately.”

The marketing summit, taking place the day before the TTJ Awards, is an essential opportunity for anyone responsible for communicating about timber products and allows for networking with like-minded professionals.

The final session on the day will be exclusively for Wood for Good supporters to discuss the main focus for 2019, receive a brief update on 2018 performance, and learn about the new funding strategy.

Tickets are free to Wood for Good supporters and a 25% discount is available for British Woodworking Federation and Timber Trade Federation members.

Numbers are limited so register for tickets asap here.

View the event on the CTI Industry Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/wood-good-marketing-summit-autumn-2018-london-20-september-2018]

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