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31 May 2021

While TRADA eagerly anticipated the low energy, low carbon timber and hybrid timber designs submitted by student and graduate teams as part of the Riverside Sunderland: University Design Challenge that ended last Friday, our university engagement manager Tabitha Binding compiled...
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25 May 2021

Timber is not a material commonly used in large-scale office refurbishments in central London, but the Republic Masterplan at East India Dock demonstrates how it can successfully transform a couple of tired 1990s office blocks into high quality sustainable and...
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24 May 2021

TRADA’s online programme Learn with TRADA Live has gone from strength to strength since its initial launch in January this year. Almost a thousand people have signed up so far, proving that the online learning space – which has been...
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23 May 2021

A brand new release from the 2020/2021 Industry Yearbook Online. Peter Wilson highlights issues facing many rural communities in the UK and how an innovative construction approach might address these challenges.
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22 May 2021

Timber Development UK (TDUK) is setting out to improve on the strong sustainability record of the industry in recent years by launching a new cross-sector Sustainability Committee.
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21 May 2021

The Wood Information Sheet (WIS) Timbers – their properties and uses, which sets out the properties and uses of 140 timber species used in the UK, has received major updates.
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20 May 2021

The Netherlands’ first fully ecological school De Verwondering incorporates Accoya wood, most notably in a unique pedestrian bridge that guides students to the building.
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12 May 2021

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry and call for evidence on the sustainability of the built environment. We need your help to get timbers’ voice heard.
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29 April 2021

In the last ten years King’s Cross – the 27 hectare neighbourhood to the north of the railway station – has been transformed to create a new part of the city, with new businesses, restaurants and a lively cultural scene....
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29 April 2021

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2021 call for entries. Anyone involved in a UK-based wood project is invited to enter and has until 25 June to submit their applications. There is...
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28 April 2021

Last month, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) announced CO2nstruct Zero, a cross-industry change programme to drive carbon out of all parts of the construction sector, from manufacturing and design to construction and operation of assets. Part of the campaign seeks...
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28 April 2021

Riverside Sunderland: University Design Challenge, the interdisciplinary university challenge to design timber housing which meet our future needs, requires a quantity surveyor (QS) or cost manager to be fully integrated into the teams’ planning and design process from day one....
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28 April 2021

The climate emergency is already having an impact on every inhabited continent. Within the construction industry, we have our own work to do.
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27 April 2021

A brand new release from the 2020/2021 Industry Yearbook Online. Danny Hopkin and Michael Spearpoint provide a summary of a compliance road map for the structural fire safety design of mass timber buildings in England.
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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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