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Materials for Architecture: innovations for the ‘timber age’

Wood is one of the construction industry’s oldest materials. Yet it is making waves with cutting-edge methods and technologies, and aspirational projects around the globe. The Materials for Architecture 2018 conference programme will showcase recent advances made in the use of timber and wood-derived products.

Kevin Flanagan, partner at PLP Architecture, will speak alongside Dr Mark Ramage, senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Natural Material Innovation, on the concept for a 300 metre-high timber tower for London’s Barbican - Oakwood Tower.

Patrick Usborne, associate at dRMM, will discuss the use of hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) and engineered timber in dRMM’s multi award-winning project - Maggie’s Oldham.

Plus, Dr Hector Archila, CEO of Amphibia BASE, will demystify the use of bamboo in construction with his talk, Bamboo: beyond the hype.

As part of the CPD agenda our 45- minutes seminar will deliver practical insight into engineered timber use, maintenance and repair: From design stage to post-occupancy: lessons learned in engineered timber construction.

A special focus is placed on DfMA and offsite construction in Harnessing offsite to improve the quality of future construction: how Design for Manufacture and Assembly is changing the game

Choosing the right material for the job showcases a research-based approach to why certain materials lend themselves to certain types of offsite manufacturing, including steel, timber, concrete and brick.

Timber-based materials are expected to appear across the event’s exhibition, materials galleries, and evening reception.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Materials for Architecture 2018!

Visit www.materialsforarchitecture.com for more information and to register free

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