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30 May 2017

An innovative modular design that uses a series of reconfigurable hexagonal shapes has scooped the top prize in this year’s TRADA Student Design Competition.
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25 April 2017

Any students who’ve conducted groundbreaking work into timber and its properties have until June 30th to get their entries in to this year’s TTJ award for Innovative University Timber Research.
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24 April 2017

Private house building and growth in infrastructure activity are fuelling growth in construction output, according to the Construction Products Association (CPA), offsetting declines in commercial offices, retail and industrial factories.
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23 April 2017

Students from the Emergent Technologies and Design Programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture are once again developing an innovative timber pavilion for Timber Expo 2017, co-ordinated by TRADA.
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21 April 2017

Changes have been made to TRADA’s Wood Information Sheet Preservative treatment for timber – a guide to specification to reflect updates to standards BS EN 335 and BS EN 350.
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21 April 2017

The Institution Of Structural Engineers, London, will host the first of Exova BM TRADA and Austria’s Graz University of Technology jointly-designed course to help engineers, architects and contractors explore how cross-laminated timber (CLT) could be used in their next projects,...
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20 April 2017

A primary school on the edge of the Peak District National Park has reflected its ‘Forest School’ ethos in a new timber extension, the result of close liaison between client, project partners and the local community.
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29 March 2017

Minor revisions have been made to ten of TRADA’s Wood Information Sheets to make sure they’re up-to-date with legislative and sector-specific changes. TRADA has a comprehensive list of Wood Information Sheets, covering a wide range of subjects across the whole...
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28 March 2017

Nearly 50% of companies in the timber supply chain say their workforce lack the necessary technical skills, according to a new report from the Confederation of Timber Industries. And now TRADA is hoping to close this skills gap with its...
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27 March 2017

Significant revisions have been made to TRADA’s Wood Information Sheet Flame-retardant treatments for timber products, most notably on the greater importance placed on Euroclass classifications. Flame-retardant (FR) treatments can enhance the reaction to fire performance of wood-based products. Reaction to...
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26 March 2017

Two radical timber buildings at the National Arboretum in Gloucestershire show how timber from trees felled in the routine maintenance of the estate were processed on site into structure and cladding, and constructed by volunteers and trainee carpenters.
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25 March 2017

Last year, Maggie's Centre at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners scooped the top prize. And now the search is on again to find the top architects and designers working in wood in the 2017 Wood Awards.
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24 March 2017

The Western Timber Association (WTA) has once again teamed up with TRADA to support its University Engagement Programme—and offer prizes in a competition to encourage architectural students at the University of the West of England to understand, design and specify...
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27 February 2017

A hybrid structure of glulam and concrete was used for the award-winning Stanbrook Abbey, a monastery designed for modern living. Designed by the architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the Abbey is a new home for the Conventus of Our Lady...
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26 February 2017

The growth of thermally modified wood products and the inherent dimensional stability that the modification process can provide are just two of the significant additions to TRADA’s revised Wood Information Sheet Modified Wood Products.
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25 February 2017

Some of the work of leading thinkers and experimenters in timber product innovation, building performance and engineering are included in a new TRADA Research Summary that provides an insight into future developments for the timber industry.
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24 February 2017

They do say fate is written in the stars, but in the case of TRADA’s latest networking event, it was firmly written in the trees – in this case, the trees of artist Paul Nash.
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23 February 2017

While the Construction Products Association (CPA) predicts positive growth in construction output over the next three years, there is a considerable degree of variation in the fortunes of the key construction sectors and sub-sectors—and key risks to growth over the...
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