Sustainable timber

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TRADA Senior Consultant Architect Patrick Hislop RIBA explains how timber can improve a building's performance.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012

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Innovation and sustainability. Wood products for architectsnavigation-arrow

Recent advances in timber technology and engineering have expanded the potential of building with wood. The development of new products and component manufacturing has allowed the construction of longer spans, the erection of multi-storey timber frame buildings, the forming of compound curved surfaces, the volumetric prefabrication and modular systems and...

01/01/2004 |  Info from other organisation  

Tackle Climate Change: Use woodnavigation-arrow

It has been estimated that an annual 4% increase to 2010 in Europe's wood consumption would sequester an additional 150million tonnes of CO2 per year and that the market value of this environmental service would be about â‚¬1.8 billion per year.

Statistics such as these create very compelling environmental and...

01/01/2006 |  Info from other organisation  

Timber design pioneers: designing for well-beingnavigation-arrow

Timber design pioneers explores how collaboration can drive innovation in design and construction.


Chapter 3, Designing for well-being, features three very different and remarkable projects:

  • Maggie's Oldham
  • Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care
  • Moneypenny HQ


Chapter 3 includes interviews with:

  • Alex de Rijke, dRMM
  • Mark Moppett,...

26/06/2019 |  Other Technical Guidance