16 December 2020

Learn with TRADA Live 2021 – free for all TRADA members

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TRADA has launched a new online learning programme, with sessions to take place on a monthly basis for the entirety of 2021.


The series will explore the biggest topics affecting the timber industry today and consolidate them into helpful bite-sized sessions, designed to fit perfectly into your lunch break: each session will take an estimated 60 minutes and run 12:00–13:00. The first collection focusing on both timber and fire will conclude in May, and will be followed by a full itinerary of specialist timber topics for the latter half of the year. 


These sessions are free to all TRADA members – including the students of all university members. However, non-members can also participate at just £30 + VAT a session. Not sure if you’re a member? Call 01494 569603 or email Kathryn Macneil, our membership administrator, on membership@trada.co.uk.


Online training programme



Thursday 14 January


How to correctly demonstrate and specify the performance of timber fire resistant doorsets with Peter Barker, Technical Manager, Warringtonfire.

Tuesday 9 February


UKCA Marking: what will it mean for the timber industry? with Hugh Mansfield-Williams, Technical Manager, BM TRADA. 

  Proving compliance with UK Building Regulations when designing with mass timber with Mostafa Jafarian, Principal Certification Engineer, Facades and Structures, Warringtonfire.


The sessions have been designed for different levels of expertise – introductory, intermediate and advanced levels – and different pockets of the construction industry. When a session is suitable for a particular group of people, this will be highlighted.


The programme will generally be delivered in-house by TRADA’s timber consultants or BM TRADA & Warringtonfire assessors and engineers, but external professionals will also be invited to participate based on their specialisms.


Rupert Scott, TRADA’s membership and marketing manager, said: ‘We have purposefully selected the areas we are focusing on within this online training programme. These are areas which crop up again and again, because professionals and industry members can’t easily find the answers they’re looking for. Our goal with this online programme is to help people connect the dots and support all the members of the timber industry as they establish what a future post-COVID and post-Brexit looks like.’