The Better Timber Buildings conference aims to unite the industry to improve the sector’s knowledge about building with timber
Industry experts will gather for a day of talks, Q&As and energetic debate at the Royal Geographical Society in London on the 15th November.
The timber conference is aimed at everyone – from architects and engineers to suppliers and clients – and aspires to support individuals looking to hone their talents when it comes to designing superb structures in timber.
Four central sessions will dominate the day’s proceedings and attempts to unite inspirational case studies with practical hands-on guidance where high-performance is critical.
Planned talks and discussions will consider 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.
TRADA’s marketing manager, Rupert Scott said: “The Better Timber Buildings conference is about switching tack.
“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.”
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