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15 October 2020

James Norman and Andrew Thomson are passionate advocates of sustainable building. They have written a new, accessible textbook on structural timber design, full of essential information, worked examples and clear illustrations, and offer these reflections.
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30 September 2020

Walking into the new railway station at Abbey Wood, the immediate impression is of the elegant timber roof which arches over the interior, imparting a warm, natural quality to this large public space – more than 25 metres by 25...
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29 September 2020

UK Construction Week is going virtual this October, with a 5-day online event dedicated to 4 key content streams, opportunity for industry to network, and reviewing where we are on the road to recovery.
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29 September 2020

A unique "floating" bridge spans Pielekenswater in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands, with a design inspired by the work of Dutch military engineer Menno van Coehoorn, who built the 18th century Revelijn op den Zoom fortress in the same location.
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29 September 2020

Five leading not-for-profit organisations have joined together to release a best practice guide aimed at assisting in the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations through fire compartment walls and floors in new buildings to ensure that fire compartmentation...
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29 September 2020

The Wood Information Sheet (WIS) Wood-based panel products and timber in fire, which covers the behaviour of wood-based panel products such as plywood, particleboards and fibreboards as well as timber when they have been exposed to fire conditions, has received...
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29 September 2020

The Better Timber Buildings conference 2020, which will be online for the first time, invites you to learn how to meet tighter fire regulations using structural timber and maximise the durability of structural timber. Now you can attend the conference...
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23 September 2020

Design professionals can have a huge impact on addressing global warming. Construction contributes 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions every year, according to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction 2018 Report. In 2019, the UK, became the first major...
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22 September 2020

Michal Zajic and Martin Milner explain the benefits of using SIPs in construction.
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16 September 2020

Tickets to TRADA's annual flagship event, which is going online for the first time ever this November, are now on sale. Free for members, non-members can also join in at £30 +VAT per event.
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14 September 2020

Seventeen structures and nine product designs have been selected for the Wood Awards 2020 shortlist by this year's independent panel of judges. The long-running Wood Awards, which TRADA is proud to sponsor every year, is the UK’s premier competition for...
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25 August 2020

TRADA member International Timber recently teamed up with O’Donnell Brown Architects to construct a community classroom – a self-initiated research project and build.
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24 August 2020

The Cross-laminated timber: structural principles WIS has undergone a major revision with new and amended drawings, with changes made to all sections listed in the contents.
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24 August 2020

TRADA's annual flagship event, which usually receives around 200 delegates, is going online for the first time ever – and it is free for all staff members working for a current member company.
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14 August 2020

Specialised inspections for timber bridges are essential to prolong the service life of a bridge, and most importantly provide a safe structure for the intended use. Inspections provide an enhanced level of detail and expertise, complementing regular maintenance examinations of...
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11 August 2020

Earlier on in the lockdown with schools shut, TRADA’s Rupert Scott suggested that parents might like to get into the garage with their children and have a go at making something creative out of wood. Never one to shy away...
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28 July 2020

We hear about sustainability all the time but what does it actually mean and why is it so important in terms of construction? TRADA's brand new section on the topic comprises 7 pages covering different facets of the argument for sustainable...
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28 July 2020

Wood CO2ts less is raising awareness of how using wood from sustainably managed forests is one of the simplest ways to help reduce carbon emissions. It is supported by Wood for Good, Swedish Wood, Confor, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF)...
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