Summary of selected timber research summaries presented at Young Researchers' Conference
The Young Researchers' Conference, the Institution of Structural Engineers' annual research event, brings together young, forward-thinking structural engineering PhD students and researchers, along with industry professionals and academics.
A selected shortlist of students and young researchers are then invited to present on their PhD at the YRC event at the IStructE headquarters in London. TRADA has sponsored the YRC event over the last two years.
Three timber-related research summaries from this event are compiled by Dr Ranasinghe and BM TRADA believes that these will be of value to the TRADA membership.
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