16 September 2020

The Better Timber Buildings digital conference now available to book

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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.

 

This year, the conference will be split into two digestible two-hour online events. The first event, focusing on fire and timber, will take place on 5 November 2020; and the second event, which delves into the durability of timber and CLT, will take place on 11 November 2020.

 

 

Dates

Date

Time

Session

5 November 2020

10:00–12:00

Meeting tighter fire regulations using structural timber

11 November 2020

10:00–12:00

Update on ensuring structural timber remains durable

 

Pricing

TRADA Members

Non-Members

Students

Free

£30 +VAT per session

£15 +VAT per session

 

Not yet a member of TRADA but keen to be? Give TRADA’s membership team a call on 01494 569603.

 

  

5 November 2020:

Meeting tighter fire regulations using structural timber

 

Before Covid-19 appeared on the scene, the tightening of fire relations and its effect on combustible materials including timber was probably the top preoccupation for our industry.

 

It does, however, remain important and some great work is underway. This two-hour session will see three leading practitioners, who have dug deep to find better solutions, share the work that they have been involved with to establish how to use timber to create elegant designs that satisfy client needs as well as tough, new regulatory requirements.

 

10:00–10:10

Welcome and introduction

Rupert Scott, Membership and Marketing Manager, TRADA

10:15–10:55

An industry led research project to establish a compliance road-map and fire safe design envelope for mass timber buildings

Danny Hopkin, Technical Director, OFR Fire and Risk Consultants

10:55–11:05

Q&A

11:05–11:10

Sponsor presentation

Josef Kowal, SHERPA

11:10–11:25

Designing mid-rise timber structures to meet regulations and client needs: commercial developments

Jonathan Roynon, Technical Director, BuroHappold

11:30–11:45

Designing mid-rise timber structures to meet regulations and client needs: Residential properties

Ben Price, Technical Manager, B&K Structures

11:45–11:55

Q&A

 

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11 November 2020:

Update on ensuring structural timber remains durable

 

It has always been the case – and will continue to be so – that the moisture levels of timber components used on buildings need to be managed to ensure their longevity and performance.

 

The arrival of cross-laminated timber (CLT) on the scene, with its own particular methods of manufacturing, gluing, species typically used and on-site construction methods, has necessitated a review and a deeper understanding of how to manage moisture effectively with this system in order to ensure we build long-lasting buildings.

 

It is for this reason that Stora Enso, one of the major suppliers of CLT into the UK, commissioned BM TRADA to undertake a methodical programme of work to gain this understanding – which we introduced at last year’s conference. The programme began in January 2020 and over 72 panels have been used in the programme, enabling a wide range of variables to be monitored to understand their negative or positive contribution. Once set up, the programme has generally required just one person to physically manage, making social distancing quite simple.

 

This session will therefore be able to pass on some much-needed advice – based on methodical testing rather than guesswork – which directly relates to CLT and also has much relevance to other structural engineered wood products.

 

10:00–10:10

Welcome and introduction

Rupert Scott, Membership and Marketing Manager, TRADA

10:10–10:35

Recap and introduction to the wetting and drying research project for CLT

Jennifer Eriksson, Timber Engineer, Stora Enso

10:40–11:25

Test methodology, results and conclusions to date on the wetting and drying CLT research project

Lewis Taylor, Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA

11:25–11:30

Sponsor presentation

Sponsor presentation with Daniel Kreissig, ZÜBLIN

11:30–12:00

Q&A

 

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Left Image: © Dr Carmen Gorska, Fire Safety Engineer - Stora Enso