26 June 2018
Timber Expo 2018 hits a high note
A glittering panel of hosts and speakers will bring their talent, knowledge and a passion for wood to this prestigious three-day event, which includes a mix of key CPD topics: fire design, beautifully designed timber building case studies, and lively debate, all interspersed with a marimba virtuoso performance.
Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 9 - 11 October 2018 Timber Expo unites over 100 exhibitors with an audience of over 35,000 industry professionals as part of UK Construction Week.
Key technical topics
Each morning will start with an insightful introduction to two key fire design topics, including:
- Specification and regulatory requirements for timber cladding; and
- Correct detailing and installation of timber fire resistant doorsets.
In the afternoon we will include the following sessions:
Building timber buildings as high as a tree
Designing CLT for durability
Making the right connection
Aspirational timber building Case Studies
The programme also includes a stellar list of celebrated architects, whose award-winning designs are just some of over 100 beautiful and innovative timber projects which feature in TRADA’s ever-popular online case study area.
Mawson Kerr talks about designing Sunbeams Music Centre, a stunning timber building which brings hope, beauty and a sense of well-being to severely disabled children and adults in the heart of rural Cumbria.
Feilden Fowles provides a fascinating insight into their new studio, a demountable barn-like building built on a half-acre farm in the centre of London. Meanwhile, Knox Bhaven shares a collection of their favourite bespoke, private, residential projects.
Chat show debates
TRADA welcomes discussion and debate. Visit the Timber Focus Theatre and throw in your ‘two-pennyworth’ as an entertaining line-up of high-profile guests tackle the timber nuts that are difficult to crack. Subjects include:
- Harnessing the full potential of multi-disciplinary teams, including top tips on how to achieve a harmonious, professional working relationship that helps top timber talent achieve their full potential.
- How to best prepare students of design for the world of practice.
Soak up the mellow sounds of the marimba at various short intervals during the day. TRADA hopes to secure the performance of The BBC Young Musician percussion winner of 2016 to astound you with their musicianship and dexterity on the marimba.
Complimentary light refreshments
TRADA is delighted to share its vast timber knowledge and inspire people to build high quality, beautiful constructions in wood. Meet the team at the Timber Focus Theatre at the start or the end of each day and enjoy complimentary light refreshments.
Exclusive discount on exhibiting
Timber Expo, part of UK Construction Week, is a must for anyone selling or specifying timber. TRADA members receive an exclusive 10% discount on stand rates at Timber Expo. To find out more about taking a stand at Timber Expo, please contact Andy Manka at Media 10 on 0203 225 5246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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