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STA launches 'Time for Timber' podcast

The Structural Timber Association (STA) has launched 'Time for Timber', a series of interviews with high-profile construction professionals about features, projects and potentialities of the Structural Timber Industry. 

The podcasts - freely downloadable on iTunes and AudioBoom - can be listened to ‘on the go’ from mobiles or other portable devices.

The first Podcast features Tim Snelson, Associate Director for Arup - a company that offers multi-disciplinary design, with Architecture and Engineering services. This unique fusion of engineering and architecture enables Arup to develop technologically advanced design that is appropriate, economic - sensitive to both environmental and human needs. In this inaugural Podcast, Tim Snelson discusses the opportunities for timber to provide smart solutions to the current and future challenges in the construction industry.

To listen to the full interview, go to: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=1278961345&i=1000391820214

Android users can access the podcast by entering this link in to a podcast app: https://audioboom.com/posts/6263332-ep-1-tim-snelson-of-arup

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/sta-launches-time-timber-podcast]

BWF Fire Door Safety Week Seminar | 28 September 2017 | London

On Thursday 28th September 2017, in conjunction with the national safety awareness campaign Fire Door Safety Week, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) will host a CPD accredited seminar with industry experts on fire safety, at The Building Centre in London.

The event - taking place from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm - will touch upon a variety of topics including third party certification, design, specification, installation, inspection and maintenance, regulations and enforcement as well as ironmongery, intumescent and glass products incorporated in fire doors.

This seminar is designed for anyone who is responsible for fire safety in the buildings that they own or manage, or those involved in the design, specification and control of fire doors in new and existing buildings.

The panel includes speakers from:

- BWF Certifire Fire Scheme

- Fire Door Inspection Scheme

- London Fire Brigade

- Guild for Architectural Ironmongers

- The Glass and Glazing Federation

To book your tickets, click here.

Half of the income generated from the seminar will be donated to the Children’s Burns Trust. For more information, contact the BWF at bwf@bwf.org.uk

Viw this event on CTI Timber Industry Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/bwf-fire-door-safety-week-seminar-28-september-2017-london]

Wood For Good workshop: 'The Modern Timber House' | 28 September 2017 | London

On Thursday 28th September 2017, Wood For Good, in collaboration with the The Built Environment Trust, will hold a free workshop focused on wood applications in housing design and construction.

The event - to take place from 6pm to 8.30pm at the Building Centre in London - will offer "a glimpse into what the future of timber housing might look like."

In particular, the workshop will explore the range of modern timber technologies available today and their various uses in the delivery of tall buildings, social and affordable homes, urban and rural housing, and refurbishments and extensions.

The evening will begin with Ruth Slavid's review of Peter Wilson's book The Modern Timber House, followed by a panel discussion on paradigms, technologies and the future of wooden housing. As always, Mange will entertain palates with their famously delicious food and drink. 

Speakers include:

  • Ruth Slavid, Freelance journalist and communicator in architecture, landscape and construction
  • Peter Wilson, managing director at Timber Design Initiatives Ltd
  • Alex de Rijke, founding Director of dRMM
  • Liam Dewar, founder of Eurban
  • Gavin White, director at Ramboll UK

To reserve your place, click here.

View the event on CTI Timber Industry Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://www.cti-timber.org/content/wood-good-workshop-modern-timber-house-28-september-2017-london]

FSC Friday is back on 29th September 2017 to celebrate responsible forest management

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will hold its annual, international event – FSC Friday - on 29th September 2017.

The initiative - open both to FSC stakeholders and the general public - aims at celebrating the world’s forests, raising awareness of FSC and the importance of responsible forest management, wood and paper sourcing.

FSC Friday represents an opportunity to inform and educate people - including employees, students, local communities - of the value of forest certifications and the vital role forests play in our lives. "It is a chance to increase awareness and encourage people to look for the FSC logo and buy FSC certified products," explain the organisers.

Last year, FSC Friday was celebrated by 31 countries across the world including the UK, where over 45 businesses, schools and groups took part by holding awareness raising events, ranging from dressing green and baking cakes to holding presentations and talks.

FSC certification bodies and certificate and licence holders in the UK are invited to register here for FREE FSC Friday digital resources.

The initiative also includes a photo contest showcasing FSC certified forests and wood products.

For more info, click here.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/fsc-friday-back-29th-september-2017-celebrate-responsible-forest-management]

"What wood can do?": Wood-based innovations on display at EU Parliament in Brussels

From 5 to 8 September, the Finnish “Uusi puu – New Wood” initiative is holding an exhibition entitled “What wood can do?” in the facilities of the EU Parliament in Brussels.

The event aims to show how wood-based innovations can help respond to the global challenges of everyday life. The exhibition displayed more than 50 wood-based solutions for the needs of packaging, hygiene, health care, construction, textile, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

“The wood-based bio-economy is already offering products and solutions to mitigate climate change, among other things. The purpose of this exhibition is to highlight several solutions based on renewable raw material, which will help to adapt to global changes,” said MEP Henna Virkkunen [in the picture on the left] who is hosting the exhibition.

According to Ms Virkkunen, the initiative is designed to increase confidence in the diverse and resource efficient use of wood as a raw material particularly amongst European decision-makers. “It feels natural to tell about possibilities for the sustainable use of wood as part of the bio- and circular economies together with the New Wood initiative. The group represents a diverse range of actors from those engaged in R&D activity for wood processing to companies manufacturing global consumer products. We will also talk about the Finnish sustainable forest economy and possibilities to replace non-renewable materials,” Ms Virkkunen added.

On 5 September, the EU Commissioner Jyrki Katainen also gave a keynote speech at the opening of “New Wood” stressing the important contribution of the Forestry Industry to the development of a bio-based circular economy.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/what-wood-can-do-wood-based-innovations-display-eu-parliament-brussels]

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