27 January 2022

University engagement: Interactive webinars to support timber learning

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Timber grows on trees! Wood is one of our truly renewable construction materials if we continue to plant forests and harvest mature trees at a sustainable rate. This means keeping the timber products that are milled and machined from those trees – harvested wood products – in use for longer than they have taken to grow. To use timber and timber products efficiently and effectively, we need to understand the benefits and drawbacks, timber's strengths and weaknesses – the do’s and do not!

 

Timber Development UK – formed from the merger of TRADA and the Timber Trade Federation – is bringing together professionals who have a deep understanding of timber and how to design, specify, engineer, cost and use it in a world where we need to reduce green house gases by building wisely and well from energy efficient, low carbon, low embodied energy materials – if we build new, at all.

 

This series runs alongside the Timber Development UK’s Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge 2022 and is open to the industry, professionals, lecturers, graduates, and students. Join us Tuesdays or Thursdays from 18:30 to improve your knowledge and understanding on all things timber.

 

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Timber and Tomorrow's Built Environment

Tuesday 18 January ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear how timber and an openness to explore materials and global technologies can make a difference to the way we design, specify and construct buildings to both reduce and minimise our environmental impact.

 

Speakers:

  • Tabitha Binding, Timber Development UK
  • Scott McAulay, Anthropocene School of Architecture
  • Harsha Gore & Mohit Buch, Decolonise Architecture
  • Pablo van der Lugt, Author of Tomorrow’s Timber
  • James Todd, Architype
  • Malachy McNamara, BDP

 

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Engineering Value: Whole Life Cost

Thursday 20 January ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear how we can engineer more value from timber. How MMC and the DfMA overlay with the right procurement and alliancing strategy can deliver timber buildings that are planet and people and climate friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Kirsty Connell-Skinner, Edinburgh Napier University
  • George Pleasance, Cast Consultancy
  • Alex Abbey & Carol Costello, Cullinan Studio
  • Louise Lado-Byrnes, IPInitiatives
  • Nicola Jackson, Robertson Timber Engineering & Offsite Solutions Scotland

 

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21st Century Timber: Properties and Engineered Products

Tuesday 25 January ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to find out about timber and its properties, the products that are available and how you choose the right ones to efficiently and effectively to construct passive house buildings that are people, planet and climate friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Tabitha Binding, Timber Development UK
  • Dan Ridley Ellis, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Wojciech Plowas, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Jasper Meade, PYC Group

 

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Timber Connections for System Performance

Thursday 27 January ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear how the connections make or break a timber building. The products that are available, considerations needed and their application in large or small span and passive house buildings.

 

Speakers:

  • Professor Robert Hairstans, NMITE
  • Andrew Livingstone, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Gavin Knowles, University of Bath
  • Shingi Tarirah, Whitby Wood
  • Grigor Mitchell, Grigor Mitchell Architect

 

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Timber in a Sustainable Built Environment

Tuesday 01 February ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear how we can achieve low carbon construction, protect and enhance biodiversity and create regenerative timber buildings that can be deconstructed and re-used making them people, planet, and climate friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Charlie Law, Timber Development UK
  • Professor Francesco Pomponi, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Jack Dilworth, PLAN:design
  • Adrian Campbell, Change Building

 

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Trimble Software and Team Building Workshop for Participants

Thursday 03 February ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

This evening is for students and 2021 graduate who are interested in participating in Timber Development UK’s Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge 2022.

 

Join us to find out about the software that Trimble is making available to each team member. The SketchUp Studio package includes SketchUp Pro, LayOut, Sefaira energy modelling, SketchUp Shop (web), Trimble Connect, and viewers for mobile and AR/VR platforms.

 

Speakers:

  • Kirsty Connell-Skinner, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Christopher Brasher, Trimble
  • Tabitha Binding, Timber Development UK

 

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Structural Timber: Making the Right Choices

Tuesday 08 February ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear how we can reduce embodied carbon by making the right structural material choices and how to begin to design with solid timber joists or i-joists to Passivhaus standards so that we can deliver timber buildings that are people and planet friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Kelly Harrison, Whitby Wood
  • Matt Caldwell, BuroHappold
  • Abel Munoz, James Jones
  • Professor James Norman, Bristol University
  • Beth Williams, Build Collective

 

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Timber Buildings: Designing for Performance

Thursday 10 February ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear why we need to design buildings that perform. What that performance needs to be. How to specify and deliver timber buildings to the Passive house standard so that they are people and planet friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Tabitha Binding, Timber Development UK
  • Others to be confirmed

 

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Timber Buildings: Getting it Right Onsite

Tuesday 15 February ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear how to get it right onsite when building with timber. Understanding moisture during and post construction, building with components and fully finished panels and large buildings - so that we can deliver timber buildings that are people and planet friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Professor Robert Hairstans, NMITE
  • Jae Cotterell, Passivhaus Homes
  • Jamie Keats, CITU
  • Sophie Leake, Speller Metcalfe

 

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Timber Buildings: Off-site and Industrialised Construction

17 February ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear what off-site and industrialised construction is and how to pick the right system so that we can deliver timber buildings that are people and planet friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Kirsty Connell-Skinner, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Professor Robert Hairstans, NMITE
  • Tim Crump, Oakwrights
  • Helena Lidelöw, Volumetric Building Companies

 

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Timber Buildings: Performing as Intended

Tuesday 22 February ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear what to consider to remove the performance gap, how to address acoustics and the importance of designing in your services from the beginning so that we can deliver timber buildings that perform and are people and planet friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Tabitha Binding, Timber Development UK
  • Professor Sean Smith, University of Edinburgh
  • Others to be confirmed

 

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Transforming Timber: Who, Why, How?

Thursday 24 February ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear how Transforming Timber – our major sponsor – are transforming timber! Home-grown timber can be used in components and products creating low-carbon, high quality, energy efficient buildings delivering skills, employment and timber buildings that are people and planet friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Tabitha Binding, Timber Development UK
  • Sam Hart, CSIC
  • Professor Luke Bisby, University of Edinburgh
  • Matt Stevenson, ECOSystems Technologies

 

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Timber – Useful Resources from our Sponsors

Tuesday 01 March ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear to hear from our silver sponsors: PEFC, Wood for Good, Timber Decking and Cladding Association and Stora Enso. They will introduce their products, tools and essential information to inform how to design, specify and deliver timber buildings that are people and planet friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Tabitha Binding, Timber Development UK
  • Alun Watkins. PEFC
  • Sarah Virgo, Wood for Good
  • Janet Sycamore, TDCA
  • Justin Peckham, Accoya
  • Mila Duncheva, Stora Enso

 

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Bringing Timber into the Digital Age

Thursday 03 March ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Join us to hear to hear how digital technology is changing how timber is harvested and processed, how automate manufacturing and artificial learning is changing manufacturing and how a digital platform could be the way forward as we deliver timber buildings that are people and planet friendly.

 

Speakers:

  • Gary Newman, Woodknowledge Wales
  • Dr Luke Whale, Staircraft
  • Jaimie Johnston, Bryden Wood

 

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Further events to be announced

  • Timber Performance in Fire | Tuesday 08 March ∙ 18:30–20:00
  • Accelerating the Use of Timber | Thursday 10 March ∙ 18:30–20:00
  • Quality and the Built Environment | Tuesday 15 March ∙ 18:30–20:00
  • Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge 2022 | Tuesday 22 March ∙ 18:30–20:00

 

Thank you to the sponsors and supporters of the Timber Development UK Southside Hereford: University Design Challenge 2022

 

Timber Development UK is organising the University Design Challenge 2022 in partnership with Edinburgh Napier UniversityNew Model Institute of Technology and Engineering (NMITE), and the Passivhaus Trust.

 

The event was sponsored by Transforming TimberAccoyaPEFCPH15Stora EnsoTimber Decking & Cladding AssociationWood for GoodRothoblaasAECBdesignPHTrimble, and UFI VocTech Trust.