A one day workshop for ALL involved in planning and building public and educational buildings or social housing. Bristol City Hall Thursday, 10th October
Agenda for the day:
9.00 Registration and Coffee
09.15: Introduction: David Hopkins, Wood for Good
09.30: The Built Environment as the Sixth Carbon Sink: Craig White, Chair of Wood for Good and co-founder of White Design discusses the potential for our urban architecture to sequester and store carbon.
10.15: Timber Schools and other public access: Nick Milestone, Managing Director B&K Structures outlines the benefits of using timber-systems for education and other public access buildings in terms of construction speed, costs and environmental performance.
11.15: Timber’s potential for high-rise housing: Andrew Waugh, co-founder of Waugh-Thistleton and architect behind the UK’s tallest timber tower looks at the future market for high-rise timber housing.
11.45: Social Housing: Low-carbon, low-cost: David Renwick, Group Chief Executive of the Ocean Housing Group Ltd, and Chair of Advantage South West presents the benefits of timber-frame construction for procurement, speed, skills and performance.
12.15: Don’t move, improve: using timber in interior refurbishment and replacement. Kevin Underwood, Technical Director of the British Woodworking Federation shows that wooden windows, doors, staircases often perform better in terms of maintenance and whole-life cost than other materials.
12.45: Panel Q&A
13.15: Networking lunch
14.30: Procurement and CPD Workshops:
The afternoon session will consist of two workshops running simultaneously from 14.30 – 15.30.
15.30 – 17.00: Networking drinks
To book a place at the morning session or either of the two workshops please visit