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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 7 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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04 December 2019

With the appeal of expert advice based on empirical evidence and a culmination of decades’ worth of experience, TRADA’s flagship event last month pulled in almost 200 delegates from across the entire supply chain for its second year running.
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25 November 2019

When TRADA member Mikhail Riches’ Goldsmith Street won the RIBA Stirling Award earlier this year, it marked a tangible change in opinion of Passivhaus. The energy efficiency standard, which is reached through careful design, build and certification, dictates high levels...
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25 November 2019

The Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5 2nd edition will be launched at the Better Timber Buildings conference, London, on the 27 November 2019 – helping engineers maximise timber’s potential while meeting the requirements of...
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22 November 2019

A report launched by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries (APPG) highlights the key role timber industries can play in helping the Government meet its targets for housebuilding whilst working to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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22 November 2019

This is an extract of the article Addressing the fire safety challenges of ambitious timber structures, which was originally published in the TRADA 2019 Timber Industry Yearbook.
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22 November 2019

Cork House is unique; it is the built form of a radical new approach to construction and sustainable design. The architects, Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton, set out to re-think a building from first principles, considering each...
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19 November 2019

Cork House, a unique building built almost entirely from cork and timber, was the winner of winners at this year’s Wood Awards ceremony, taking home both the coveted Gold Award and the Private Award – but there was more awe-inspiring...
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01 November 2019

Chris James, East Anglia Timber Trade Association (EATTA) chairman, knew what he was looking for when he started planning the second ‘Who teaches the teacher?’ trip. With a willing collaborator in Tabitha Binding, TRADA’s University Engagement Manager, who would engage...
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31 October 2019

Andy Thomson, University of Bristol, was one of the lecturers invited along to the WTTA-organised 'Who teaches the teachers?' tour in Austria. Read our interview with him following the unique learning experience!
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