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18 May 2020

Rupert Scott, TRADA’s Membership and Marketing Manager, discusses why Google doesn't cut it when you're interested in learning about an in-depth topic.
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04 May 2020

Rupert Scott, TRADA’s Membership and Marketing Manager, discusses the role of TRADA in upskilling the timber industry and looks at some key similarities with teaching children at home – something his family has been doing for the last 15 years,...
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29 April 2020

The government has extended the consultation on Review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings until 25 May 2020 because of the impact of the Coronavirus. We would like to...
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29 April 2020

The Government has recently announced its plans for building safety reforms following the Hackitt review’s conclusion. In this article, TRADA summarises what it considers to be the main points affecting the timber industry.
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27 April 2020

The Environmental aspects of wood Learning Resource module has been reviewed in detail and updated to reflect the latest available information and figures. In particular, waste wood reuse and recycling, UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emission figures, UK carbon budget commitments...
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27 April 2020

IKEA Greenwich, which opened its doors to London last year, has been lauded as both a "beacon of sustainability" and a communal space designed and built with the local people in mind – and this sense of purpose is unmistakeable.
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27 April 2020

A pilot of the Timber Trade Federation’s new regional and educational engagement strategy is underway, organised by TRADA’s University Engagement Manager Tabitha Binding, the North West Timber Trade Association (NWTTA) and the University of Liverpool.
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27 April 2020

The design of the new mosque in Cambridge, by Marks Barfield Architects, is based on the concept of ‘a calm oasis for contemplation, under a grove of trees’, inspired by the image of the garden of paradise. This is expressed...
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27 April 2020

Even among experienced developers and engineers, the performance of mass timber buildings in fire is a sensitive and often misunderstood topic. Wojtek Serwatka summarises the current state of knowledge in the industry regarding self-extinction in mass timber structures and its...
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08 April 2020

TRADA’s staff is predominantly working remotely following official guidance from the Government, but many of its services are still running.
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25 March 2020

The Eleanor Palmer Science Lab is a small but carefully crafted timber building, one which uses simple timber construction techniques to create an inventive space dedicated to teaching science to young children. Anthony Boulanger, founding partner of AY Architects, describes...
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25 March 2020

Stora Enso's Rory Doak explains the impact of material choice and the importance of choosing wood in the current climate emergency.
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23 March 2020

Ron Alalouff examines the role of architects and engineers in specifying timber in buildings to help mitigate the worst effects of climate change.
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23 March 2020

Life cycle assessment (LCA), which is one of the best-known tools for assessing the environmental impacts of a product or process over its entire life cycle, is used by the timber industry to promote the environmental credentials of timber versus...
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19 March 2020

TRADA is pleased to announce the first recipient of our new bursary towards Woodland Heritage’s Woodland to Workshop course. Antiopi did not meet our criteria, so how did she secure a bursary?
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18 March 2020

Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation throughout the UK. It has now launched its 2020 call for entries.
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11 March 2020

TRADA is officially calling for entries on behalf of the prestigious TTJ Awards hosted by the Timber Trade Journal.
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04 March 2020

The Timber 2020 Industry Yearbook – the well-regarded annual publication TRADA distributes free of charge to more than 3,000 specifiers and manufacturers, as part of TRADA membership – is filled with educational editorial and indispensable technical articles provided by experts...
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