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CTI launches new Industry Manifesto

On 18th October 2016 the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) launched its new Industry Manifesto during a Drinks Reception at Timber Expo in Birmingham.

The event was held in collaboration with the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the Structural Timber Association (STA) and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF). Alongside the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the three trade organisations will form the spine of a renewed CTI.

Ensuring continuity to the successful projects and activities undertaken in the past year, the Confederation will focus on four areas: - Value and Growth; - Sustainability; - Skills and Education; - Construction & Housing.

The target is to grow the UK Timber Industry promoting best practise and boosting a wide collaboration among the leading trade organisations and companies across the Supply Chain.

Acting as an umbrella organisation, the Confederation will also work to ensure the right policy and market frameworks are developed in a rapidly changing economic and political scenario. In this regard, the next few weeks will see the publication of 3 Policy Reports, designed to map the UK Timber Industry, and the launch of CTI inaugural Conference in Westminster on 30th November 2016.

Details will follow shortly.

Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, said: “The STA is delighted to be an integral part of the CTI as we move forward together towards a more integrated timber sector.

“Our specifiers, procurers and clients are looking for a joined up design, manufacture and erect solution and it’s critical we are able to offer this.

“The CTI is continually striving to satisfy client needs, which is essential as we continue to increase structural timber’s market share. By encouraging a collaborative culture, the use of structural timber frame within the UK housing and construction industry will only continue to increase and aid in the meeting of Government targets.

“The STA supports the key tenants of the new CTI report that will enable the timber supply chain to come together as an industry to obtain further and greater growth.”

David Hopkins, Managing Director of the Timber Trade Federation, added: “The launch of the new Industry Manifesto is a great step forward for the timber supply chain. We need to start showing the value that our sector brings to the economy, the environment and to the UK skills base.”

“The map we have launched shows the multiple routes to market for timber products as well as policy recommendations to help each one develop. Working with our supply chain partners under the banner of the CTI is the best way to truly achieve growing the use of wood.”

Iain McIlwee, British Woodworking Federation CEO, said: “There is huge opportunity to scale up what we are all doing so that the CTI is more than the sum of our parts. As Britain builds a new economy, there is huge opportunity for Timber to take a lead.

This is a great time for the BWF to get involved in the CTI and we are relishing working with colleagues from all parts of our supply chain in raising our collective voice to this effect.”

 

Notes to editors:

A recap of the CTI Drinks Reception including pictures, recordings and presentations can be found here.

The CTI Manifesto can be downloaded here.

The CTI Policy Reports will be soon available at http://www.cti-timber.org/publications.

 

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CTI launches new Industry Manifesto

CTI launches new Industry Manifesto

On 18th October 2016 the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) launched its new Industry Manifesto during a Drinks Reception at Timber Expo in Birmingham.

The event was held in collaboration with the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the Structural Timber Association (STA) and the Timber Trade Federation (TTF). Alongside the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the three trade organisations will form the spine of a renewed CTI.

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TTF launches online survey to assess panel products specified in UK market

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched an online survey to help understand what buyers of panel products order and the performance requirements expected for the various grades of plywood and OSB.

The survey - accessible here - is part of TTF review into the specification of plywood and other panel products to assess whether the right panel products are being specified, and subsequently supplied, for the right applications.

The online consultations is specifically aimed at the purchasers of panel products, such as principal contractors, trade contractors, product manufacturers and merchants.

In fact, both the construction industry and the merchant community have repeatedly raised concerns on the quality of a range of panel products being specified and/or supplied in the UK market.

The Timber Trade Federation is now addressing the issue though a specific task force led by the independent chair Charlie Law from Sustainable Construction Solutions Ltd.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/ttf-launches-online-survey-assess-panel-products-specified-uk-market]

CTI Drinks Reception at Timber Expo 2016 - Highlights

CTI Drinks Reception at Timber Expo 2016 - Media recap


On Tuesday 18th October 2016 the Confederation of Timber Industries [CTI] launched its new Industry Manifesto with a Drinks Reception at Timber Expo in Birmingham. The event was held in collaboration with the British Woodworking Federation [BWF], the Structural Timber Association [STA] and the Timber Trade Federation [TTF].  You can find a visual recap of the event - including photos, tweets and recordings - here.

Structural Timber Awards winners announced

More than 500 leaders and innovators from across the construction sector gathered at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, on October 19 for the Structural Timber Awards 2016.

STA Awards 2016The awards - designed to celebrate innovation, best practice and expertise in timber technology - were hosted by television personality Mark Durden-Smith who presented sixteen companies with a prestigious Structural Timber Award. 

The full list of award winners included:

- Best Social Housing Project - Kingspan Timber Solutions, Dover District Council & Jenner, Castle Street, Dover

- Best Private Housing Project - Urban Splash, hoUSe

- Best Self Build Project - Milner Associates, Redevelopment of Wellington Lane

- Best Education Project - Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Mellor Primary School

- Best Healthcare Project - Foster + Partners, Maggie’s Centre

- Best Commercial Project - B & K Structures & Rubner Holzbau, Pinewood Studios

- Best Commercial Project - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Alconbury Weald Club

- Best Low Energy Project - Cygnum Timber Frame, The Enterprise Centre at The University of East Anglia

- Engineer of the Year - Engenuiti, The Essex Business School 

- Architect of the Year - Foster + Partners, Maggie’s Centre

- Client of the Year - GSK & University of Nottingham, GSK Laboratory

- Contractor of the Year - Mace, Sky Central

- Product Innovation Award - Smartroof, Smartroof Prism

- Product Marketing Award - Innovaré Systems, iSpecifier

- Pioneer Award -Arup, Use of Timber in Landmark Projects

- Project of the Year - Gilbert & Goode, Green Build Hub

- Judges Choice - Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Mellor Primary School

- Best Use of SIPs - SIPCO, 40 Hill Road

- Best Use of Solid Wood – B & K Structures, Engenuiti, Morgan Sindall & BDP, Essex Business School

- Best Use of Timber Frame - Cygnum Timber Frame, The Enterprise Centre, The University of East Anglia 
 

Find out more about the awards at www.structuraltimberawards.co.uk.

 

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