Timber: poised for take-off.

TRADA promotes the benefits of timber

Published:  14 January, 2010

LONDON: In Touch with Timber on 18 May will present Andrew Waugh, designer of the Murray Grove town house discussing the use of cross-laminated timber to break new ground.

Fellow speakers include Niall McLaughlin (Niall McLaughlin Architects) with Tim Lucas (Price & Myers) on the structural wood Deal Pier & Cafe Bar and Paul Fast of Fast and Epp Engineers providing an insight into the wood wave roof system of the Richmond Oval. A range of short workshops, themed to enable delegates to pursue particular interests.

Topics include: how building with wood can help tackle climate change; achieving high performance with wood windows; thermal comfort using timber frame; new engineered timber products; re-using timber in refurbishment projects and how Eurocode 5 may change the structural timber market.

An exhibition of timber products and services is a key part of the event, aimed at architects, engineers, specifiers, merchants and other construction industry professionals Sponsors this year will include sawmillers James Jones & Sons and certification body, PEFC UK.

TRADA is offering a special rate of £100 for the first 100 delegates to book places at In Touch with Timber, which takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London. The normal fee is £140 + VAT for TRADA members and £170 + VAT for non-members. To book, visit the website.

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