Industry Events

Solid Wood Solutions Conference & Exhibition | 5 July 2018 | Warwick

On Thursday 5th July 2018, the Oculus building at the University of Warwick will host the Solid Wood Solutions Conference & Exhibition.

Developed to inspire and inform, Solid Wood Solutions will shine a spotlight on pioneering projects, that are gaining global attention. Through informative case studies presented by those who designed, engineered and developed celebrated solid wood structures such as:

• The ground-breaking Warner Stand at Lords Cricket Ground

• The 2018 Offsite Awards winner – Anchorage House at East India Docks

• The inspirational cancer treatment centre - Maggie’s, Oldham

• The pioneering Blackdale Student Residences

• The magnificent venue for the event – The Oculus

These presenters will be joined by specialists, academics and industry pioneers from Edinburgh University, TRADA, Buro Happold, Ramboll and Ecological Building Systems – leading offsite expert,

Darren Richards, Managing Director for Cogent Consulting will chair the Solid Wood Solutions conference and exhibition.

"Whether creating designer elements for defining high-quality architecture such as the Warner Stand at Lords Cricket Ground or focusing on the realisation of contemporary and sustainable buildings – wood as a natural raw material has established its position and is currently undergoing a revival quite unlike any other," say the organisers.

"Continuous technical developments and the need for sustainable management of our resources are further reasons why solid wood solutions such as cross laminated timber, laminated veneer lumber and glue laminated timber – are proving to be the material of choice for the 21st century."

Full programme of the event can be downloaded here https://www.solidwoodsolutions.co.uk/assets/downloads//sws_2018_programme.pdf

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66th International Softwood Conference to take place in Riga in October 2018

The 66th International Softwood Conference will be held on 10-12 October 2018 in the largest city in the Baltics – Riga, Latvia.

The event is hosted by the Latvian Timber Traders & Producers Association, the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS).

This year, the ISC will offer two-day pre-tour at 9th and 10th of October as a choice of option with the great opportunity to visit sawmills with local capital and Group sawmill enterprises with international approach, and we would like to stress out forest resource topic by opportunity to visit corporate and governmental Nurseries.

As per tradition, the conference will be anticipated by a cocktail reception in the early evening on the 10th October at The Riga Latvian Society house, then conference will officially start at 9 o’clock the following morning at headquarters hotel – Radisson Blu Latvija. And after a full day of work we will be able to enjoy marvellous Gala Dinner together with our partners and colleagues at Blackheads House.

The conference will provide market analysis from the perspective of top-class international speakers. The presentations will be focused on facts and figures showing softwood production as well as consumption in the most relevant timber markets such as USA, UK, Canada, North Africa and Egypt, Russia, France, Japan and China.

The event will include an insight view of Confederation of European forest owners on resources with participation of PEFC and FSC certification system representatives, what will be one of the most interesting points of panel discussion of this year’s ISC.

Further information on the ISC participation and booking will be available from 25th of April at http://www.ettf.info/ISC2018

 

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Wood for Good Marketing Summit - Spring 2018 | 13 March 2018 | London

On Tuesday 13th March 2018, Wood For Good will hold its Spring 2018 Marketing Summit at the MSE Meeting Rooms in London.

Based on a successful first event in 2017, this half-day workshop - to take place from 13.30 to 16.30 - will bring together Marketing and Communications professionals working in the timber industry.

Speaking at the event will be Chris Ashworth, founder of Competitive Advantage, a strategic sales and marketing consultancy exclusively for the building products and construction sector.

The Grenfell tower fire has shaken up the construction industry as a whole. The much awaited final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Hackitt is due to be published in April. This review will have consequences for the way we advertise and promote building products.

The event will feature an in-depth discussions around how to assess and prepare for the potential impact of the Hackitt review on promoting timber products in the near future.

Main topics to be debated include:

  • Assess the potential impact of the Hackitt report on marketing timber products
  • Hear from experts in issues management and communication, and find out how others prepare for the likely outcomes of the Hackitt report
  • Discuss your concerns and perspectives with peers and develop new insight
  • Find out more about Wood for Good and what our current plans are

The event is free to attend for Wood for Good supporters. Discounts are available for BWF and TTF member companies.

To reserve your place, click here.

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Wood availability to take centre stage at TIMCON's general meeting

The Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) has warned that shortages in the supply of small logs to the UK market have reached an unprecedented level due to ongoing combination of high global demand and supply scarcities.

The confederation has organised a general meeting at the Manchester Marriott hotel on March 14th to discuss the topic in details.

The aim of the event is to help TIMCON's members, particularly manufacturers, understand and discuss a response to the latest developments in this area.

The meeting will include updates on UK timber supply, the state of the UK pallet and packaging market and global timber flows from a panel which includes Andrew Heald, technical director of CONFOR on UK timber supply; global timber flows by Hikki Vidgren of Pőyry Consulting; and Guy Watt of John Clegg Consulting; and an open forum discussion for members.

Stuart Hex, TIMCON general secretary, said: “We have monitored the escalating demand and supply issues for many months and our industry now faces a perfect storm of reduced inputs and higher prices for manufacturers and our customers. “It is crucial that our industry stays well organised and that we communicate with one another and with our customers to mitigate the effects of this situation." 

"The meeting on Manchester on March 14th will be an essential part of this process. “In the meantime, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that timber still remains the most economical choice of raw material for manufacturing pallets and packaging. It is also the most environmentally friendly: it is reusable, repairable and recyclable and is a vital part of the circular economy."

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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]

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