With March on the horizon, TRADA is making grand plans for Futurebuild – the “evolution” of Britain’s leading sustainable design, construction and energy event.


We are casting our net just a little bit wider this year, with a book launch where those involved will also talk as part of the larger CPD accredited Materials Hub seminar programme, and additional stands dedicated to our University Engagement Programme and steam bending!


The exhibition, which will take place 5–7 March 2019 at ExCeL, London, attempts to tackle the biggest challenges impacting the built environment, and introduces innovative new technologies to help you do so. You will find TRADA on stands F52 and G59 within the Materials Hub, the district dedicated to showcasing the diversity and flexibility of construction materials available on the market.


Register to attend for free today: futurebuild.co.uk



Timber information on stand F52

The TRADA Bookshop

Browse TRADA’s recent releases for hot timber topics or purchase one of our continual bestsellers, such as Timber frame construction, Cross-laminated timber: design and performance, or Site check: the timber frame pocket guide.


Attendees will also have the opportunity to be amongst the first to read our latest release Timber design pioneers – supported by Wood for Good – which is due to launch at a celebratory drinks event on the Wood for Good stand (G50) at 4.15pm on 6 March. Moreover, we are honoured to present a few of the TRADA members who contributed to its development; hear from the teams behind the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care, the Vortex and Cowan Court when they take the Materials Hub stage throughout the week to discuss the immeasurable role collaboration played in their own innovative practices. For timings, please see the table at the bottom of this page.


Take advantage of our exclusive show discount of £5 off when you spend over £30 AND/OR get a free Getting Started… book when you purchase any two other titles. Getting Started… books are designed to help those starting out on the route to improve management and manufacturing processes, and to comply with regulatory requirements. These offers can be used in conjunction – what are you waiting for?


Free publications

On the stand will be free copies of our diverse range of inspirational Case Studies, Learning Resources, and Wood Information Sheets. TRADA’s highly-regarded Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook will also be available to collect and features a broad cross-section of articles on a wide range of timber-related topics written by some of the country’s leading experts.


Ask the experts

Discover the answers to all your timber-related questions with TRADA’s experts. Topics could include anything from timber frame construction to engineered timber, panel products to EC5. Simply drop by stand F52. Our team will do their best to help, or put you in touch with someone who can.



Also available on stand G59

Steam Bending

Charlie Whinney, steam bending extraordinaire, will give Futurebuild attendees a go at the ancient but highly effective woodworking technique. Come along and try your hand at it under the careful tutelage of an expert!


University Engagement Programme

Tabitha Binding, TRADA’s University Engagement Manager, will be on hand throughout the show to discuss TRADA’s programme. Are you a lecturer or student of architecture or engineering? Come along and find out how we can help you – including how to access a variety of our resources for free and entry details for the TRADA University Challenge. Learn about this year’s winners who were asked to design student accommodation to a tight brief for a live site in Sheffield; their imaginative models will also be viewable on the stand. To make an appointment with Tabitha, email tbinding@trada.co.uk.


Register to attend for free today: futurebuild.co.uk



Timber design pioneers on the Materials Hub theatre

5 MARCH 2019



Timber design pioneers
Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care, Bath


Architect’s role
Will Garner, Architect & Design Manager, Midas Construction Ltd


Structural engineer’s role
Andrew Wylie, Partner, BuroHappold


Timber contractor's role
Kay Hartmann, Technical Director, KLH


Rupert Scott, Marketing and Membership Manager, TRADA

6 MARCH 2019



Timber design pioneers
The Vortex, Bloomberg, London


Architect’s role
Liz Ng, Associate, Foster + Partners


Structural engineer’s role
Edoardo Tibuzzi, Associate Director, AKT II


Joiner's role
Mark Hazell, Project Manager, TMJ Interiors


Christiane Lellig, Campaign Director, Wood for Good

7 MARCH 2019



Timber design pioneers
Cowan Court, Cambridge University


Architect’s role
Tom Emerson, Director, 6a architects


Structural engineer’s role
Paul Toplis, Partner, Price & Myers


Contractor's role
Adam Knaggs, Director, SDC


Christiane Lellig, Campaign Director, Wood for Good