28 November 2018

TTJ holds Wood and Wellness conference

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A major conference on wood’s role in the current trend towards health and well-being in the built environment is to be held by TTJ (Timber Trades Journal) in London.


TTJ’s event – Wood and Wellness – will be held on 13 February 2019 at the Hilton London Tower Bridge and is aimed to educate and inform both the timber sector and architects, interior designers and construction professionals.


The CPD-accredited event will cover latest research, case studies covering health facilities, education and the workplace, as well as panel discussions on a subject which could represent an opportunity for increased specification of timber products.


Studies examining the positive impact that greater exposure to nature/natural products can have on health and well-being have highlighted impressive benefits, including increased staff productivity, improved learning, higher attendance rates, faster recovery from serious illness and a greater general sense of well-being.


‘In a world of digital disruption and the internet of things, could our long term health and well-being be rooted in something as old as the trees?’ added TTJ group editor Stephen Powney.


Confirmed speakers include DaeWha Kang of DaeWha Kang Design, Oliver Heath of Oliver Heath Design, BRE Research Director Dr Ed Suttie, Eleanor Brough of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, David Bourque from the National Forest, and Dr Alex Morris, head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mitie.


TRADA is delighted to support the conference alongside Wood for Good, the Wood Protection Association and Work in Mind, in addition to headline sponsor, leading UK timber products distributor and TRADA member James Latham.


TRADA’s Rupert Scott will also be in attendance on the day and will take the stage to interview key panellists as part of the discussion and Q&A on sustainable, healthy architecture for the 21st century at 15:50.


Of the event, Rupert Scott shared: ‘We have long believed in the positive influence of timber on health and well-being, and it’s thrilling to see the increasing attention it is being given. TTJ’s event, Wood and Wellness, should appeal to those in the industry who are interested in using healthier materials to create healthier environments – something all of us should be thinking about’.


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