New case study: the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

New case study: the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

When Shakespeare famously wrote “the whole world’s a stage” he would certainly have applauded the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an intimate indoor theatre made almost entirely out of timber.

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National Structural Timber Specification levels the playing field

National Structural Timber Specification levels the playing field

When the much-awaited National Structural Timber Specification (NSTS) hits the presses this autumn, following a period of consultation, it marks a significant step forward for the timber industry in terms of leveling the playing field against its competit

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Wood Awards Call for Entries

Wood Awards Call for Entries

The Wood Awards, the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design, is now open for entries until 26 May 2014.

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CPA figures predict continued construction growth

CPA figures predict continued construction growth

Despite ONS figures to the contrary, the Construction Products Association (CPA) is still predicting construction output growth of 5.5% in 2015 and 4% in 2016 – fuelled by a strong performance from private housing – and higher than the pre-recession peak.

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TRADA training courses

TRADA training courses

TRADA have announced a comprehensive programme of timber training courses for 2015, designed to inform & educate every level of the timber industry. With courses running across the UK, & at our High Wycombe offices, you can choose full or half day events.

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TRADA (The Timber Research and Development Association) is an international membership organisation dedicated to inspiring and informing best practice design, specification and use of wood in the built environment and related fields.

We pride ourselves in providing independent, authoritative design and technical guidance through this website, on-line software, printed publications, e-books, and our telephone helpline. We link specifiers and purchasers with timber industry members through our Find a supplier directory.
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Teaching staff and students can access a free comprehensive set of teaching resources developed for those studying architecture, engineering and construction.

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