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31 March 2021

Six years ago a group of young students from Winchester had a brainwave – to design a community café and cycle workshop on a new cycle path which had just been established close to the town. The students were at...
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30 March 2021

Are you introducing timber as a material into your structural or civil engineering course? Would you like to access resources and a new publication that will give you, your university and your students a head start when incorporating timber into...
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30 March 2021

New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) has announced that Professor Robert Hairstans has joined as Founding Director of its Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT).
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29 March 2021

Robert Hairstans assesses how further education must adapt to the needs of the industry amid a pandemic.
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28 March 2021

TRADA is delighted to announce that the next Learn with TRADA Live series will focus on structural timber engineering and delve into topics including: structural timber products, designing for durability, timber connections, and hybrid construction. It will be of particular...
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24 March 2021

TRADA and BM TRADA have provided an overview of new requirements, as UK moves away from the EU Construction Products Regulation (EU CPR) to UK CPR.
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23 March 2021

The Home-Grown Homes Project, which launched in 2018 under Woodknowledge Wales, began with the assertion that Wales has the potential to become a high-value forest nation.  Now, effective supply chain interventions have been identified in a final project report.
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19 March 2021

Callum Hill and Andrew Norton assess how the construction industry can achieve net zero carbon.
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05 March 2021

An exciting opportunity to work on a fully funded industrially supported PhD research project has become available at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with OFR Consultants.
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25 February 2021

In 2019, an explosion of colour appeared on the sedate lawn of Dulwich Picture Gallery. It was the Colour Palace, a timber pavilion painted in exuberant geometric patterns and stripes in a kaleidoscope of zinging neon colours.
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23 February 2021

Tabitha Binding, TRADA's dedicated university engagement manager, has been busier than usual, even as she works from home from her (personally) retrofitted 1840s home. She has continued to give talks, lectures and workshops to groups across the UK, and kicked off the national Riverside...
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22 February 2021

Rothoblaas has launched a new international design challenge to celebrate the launch of its two innovative product families SPIDER and PILLAR.
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17 February 2021

Stuart Edwards discusses how timber plays a key role in creating sustainable housing.
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28 January 2021

Hurstpierpoint College, a co-educational day and boarding school in West Sussex, has a long tradition of theatre performance; its Shakespeare Society has performed a Shakespeare play every year since 1854. It is a tradition celebrated in the new performing arts...
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27 January 2021

Zefyr has recently completed a project in Croydon called Paxton Academy Sports and Science School, working with the McAvoy Group. It was instructed to design, manufacture, supply and install vertical rectangular profiled Solar Fins (Brise Soleil) to provide decorative detail...
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26 January 2021

The Wood Information Sheet (WIS) Introduction to wood-based panel products has received major updates, following a systematic review along with changes to CE marking post-Brexit.
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25 January 2021

Build-in-Wood is an EU research project for sustainable construction with the goal of making timber a natural choice of material for the construction of multi-storey buildings.
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22 January 2021

In this article, Toby Maclean of Allt Environmental Structural Engineers presents a balanced argument on the benefits of sustainable forestry and timber in construction.
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