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30 May 2018

It’s been a stellar year for two students from Coventry University who scooped Highly Commended in TRADA’s prestigious University Challenge CO2nnect Student Design Competition 2017.
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30 May 2018

A stunning Art and Design building at Bedales, an independent school set on the edge of the South Downs National Park, marks an exciting new chapter in the school’s Arts & Crafts heritage.
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30 May 2018

TRADA’s updated WIS on non-destructive testing helps transform historic properties into contemporary dwellings while paying homage to the past. Rescuing, preserving or modernising old buildings after decades of decay can present a major headache for architects, surveyors, engineers and timber...
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30 May 2018

Southampton Solent, TRADA’s newest University member, hosted the first of three workshops in the Erasmus+ funded research project investigating the use of timber in high-rise buildings.
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29 May 2018

High rise timber buildings are becoming more common around the world. A global wave of new buildings, more radical building proposals and research using engineered timber has resulted in 40 such buildings that are completed, under construction or planned.
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29 May 2018

This year, the WoodBuild Wales conference and expo, where TRADA will be exhibiting, is being held on Thursday 14th June at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
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24 April 2018

This month our popular Spot-on feature shines a spotlight on TRADA’s Start Here area for timber frame. TRADA’s website can help with advice, practical examples and case studies to answer your questions and avoid costly mistakes.
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24 April 2018

An influential report prepared by Alinea, in association with TRADA member Engenuiti, shows that the cost gap between the use of reinforced concrete frame and CLT timber frame in construction has significantly narrowed.
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24 April 2018

TRADA is partnering with Materials for Architecture 2018, a major exhibition and conference which showcases the latest innovations and timber themes within the built environment.
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24 April 2018

Launched at Timber Expo 2017, Cross-laminated timber: Design and performance is now available for members to read online.
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24 April 2018

TRADA’s Robin Lancashire will be a key speaker at the Solid Wood Solutions event this July at the University of Warwick, where construction companies can explore advances in CLT and Glulam.
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24 April 2018

Though bad weather early in the year caused a decline in sales, expectations for growth over the next year have improved, according to the Construction Products Association (CPA)’s April State of Trade Survey.
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24 April 2018

Adhesive-bonded repair systems were once the preserve of historic buildings in need of sensitive repairs, but recent advances in technology have made them a viable choice for mending and maintaining modern day structures made of glulam and engineered wood products.
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24 April 2018

Feilden Fowles have used their expert design skills to create a retreat and educational facility for disadvantaged children in central London, in return for a base for their own studio.
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27 March 2018

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2018 call for entries. Architects and designers from around the United Kingdom are invited to enter their UK-based wood projects. Co-sponsored by TRADA, the Awards are...
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27 March 2018

TRADA is delighted to partner with Materials for Architecture 2018, a major exhibition and conference exploring the latest innovations for the timber age, which returns to the ILEC Conference Centre, London, from 25-26 April 2018.
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27 March 2018

Three senior industry figures have joined TRADA’s Advisory Committee, bringing the benefits of new impetus and expertise to the group.
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27 March 2018

Moisture is the number one enemy when it comes to combining metals with timber. TRADA’s new WIS Specifying metals for use with timber is the definitive guide to a long and successful marriage between metals and timbers in damp and...
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