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27 February 2020

In this article, TRADA highlights its key concerns with the approach being taken by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
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27 February 2020

The TRADA University Challenge 2020 saw 60 students from universities across the UK compete to design sustainable community housing from timber in multi-disciplinary groups of six. Announcing the winners...
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27 February 2020

TRADA is sorry to announce that Terence Mallinson, a long-standing and passionate supporter of the UK timber industry, passed away in December.
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26 February 2020

TRADA is collaborating with Woodland Heritage to encourage our future construction professionals and their lecturers to gain first-hand experience of forestry, milling and timber usage by offering three bursaries towards the cost of up to three places at the May...
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26 February 2020

Tucked behind two rows of tall 1840s Victorian villas in Notting Hill, London, is a modern single-storey house with a truly dramatic roof, its exposed timber frame rising in an elegant double curve to a glazed oculus. The house stands...
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26 February 2020

This WIS has been updated to reflect changes in regulation. The changes were significant and included more detail on assessments, charring rates, frame construction, specification and condition, spread of smoke, glazing, materials (hardwood or softwood), lock dimensions, upgrade techniques, panels...
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26 February 2020

Off-site construction is based on two key principles: efficiency and quality. It involves the manufacture and pre-assembly of components, elements or modules before installation into a final location. The construction value added on site is less than 40% of the...
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26 February 2020

In 2020, Vastern Timber's Managing Director Tom Barnes is working with a team of activist filmmakers to record a series of conversations with experts about the future of Britain’s forests.
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03 February 2020

60 students from 30 universities will descend on Cardiff University’s School of Engineering Queen's Buildings for an intense ‘charrette style’ challenge 17–19 February 2020. The students will form 10 multi-disciplinary teams to compete for generous cash prizes and the prestige...
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27 January 2020

Innovation is running through the veins of Futurebuild 2020, which takes place 3–5 March at ExCel London. Positioned as the industry’s catalyst for change, Futurebuild strives to foster collaboration, knowledge-sharing and innovation to enable the industry to do things differently....
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27 January 2020

In a move which is not entirely unpredicted, the government launched a consultation on 20 January 2020, in which it proposes an 11 metre – rather than 18 metre – threshold in relation to non-combustible external wall materials. To be...
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27 January 2020

The recommended Use Class category for timber deck joists and beams has now been increased from Use Class 3 to Use Class 4 due to concerns about premature failures of the substructure. TRADA advocates for the voluntary specification of materials...
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27 January 2020

The Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre is a new teaching and live entertainment space at The Perse School, an independent co-educational school in Cambridge. It is named after the former director of the National Theatre, who was a pupil there...
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26 January 2020

Read on to find out who is involved in the TRADA University Challenge 2020 and why they are participating.
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24 January 2020

The ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo returns in 2020 on 27 February at the Human Rights Action Centre in London. The theme for this year's conference is 'Healthy Buildings in a Climate Emergency' where speakers will explore how to...
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24 January 2020

ACAN has grave concerns about the Government consultation on changes to Part L & Part F of the Building Regulations – part of the proposed Future Homes Standard – which runs until 7 February 2020. It is imperative that we respond as...
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16 December 2019

60 students from 30 universities will descend on Cardiff University’s School of Engineering Queen's Buildings for an intense ‘charrette style’ challenge 17–19 February 2020. The students will form 10 multi-disciplinary teams to compete for generous cash prizes and the prestige...
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16 December 2019

TRADA’s Case Studies are among its most popular resources, chock-full of beautiful timber buildings. Each Case Study is a celebration of the building it’s about and attempts to combine inspirational photos with detail drawings and designer commentary. This year’s most...
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