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3 days of CPD, presentations and networking - Timber Expo

Prepare to be informed, engaged, educated and above all entertained at Timber Expo 2018 taking place from 9-11 October at the NEC in Birmingham. TIMBER EXPO 2018 invites you for 3 days of CPD, presentations and networking.

A glittering panel of hosts and speakers will bring their talent, knowledge and a passion for wood to this prestigious three-day event, which includes a mix of key CPD topics from fire design to regulatory requirements for timber cladding, inspiring case studies, and lively debate – all interspersed with a marimba virtuoso performance. 

Get up to speed with legal requirements and technical solutions

Each morning will start with an insightful introduction to two key fire design topics:

  • Specification and regulatory requirements for timber cladding
  • Correct detailing and installation of timber fire resistant doorsets

The afternoon programme will include the following sessions:

Building timber buildings as high as a tree

  • The key design considerations to be taken when building tall with timber;
  • Identifying the limiting factors;
  • Lessons that have been learned to date.

Designing CLT for durability

  • The importance and methods for preventing moisture ingress during construction;
  • Design details to prevent leaking roofs and elsewhere;
  • Repair methods for when the plumbing leaks.

Making the right connection

  • Choosing the best connection for each application;
  • Considerations when making bespoke connections;
  • Designing components which are both the panel and the connection.

Be inspired by aspirational projects and their design teams

Listen in and discuss with a stellar list of celebrated architects including Mawsen Kerr, Feilden Fowles, Knox Bhaven and more, whose award-winning designs are some of the most innovative timber case studies of recent years.

Make yourself heard and join the debate

Visit the Timber Focus Theatre and throw in your ‘two-pennyworth’ as an entertaining line-up of high-profile guests, tackle the timber nuts that are difficult to crack.

Discover a vast range of timber products

Timber Expo is set to cover a wide range of timber applications, from structural uses of timber frame, glulam, SIPs and CLT through to the joinery industry’s best products across timber cladding, stairs, doors and windows, mouldings, skirtings and flooring - likely to be the most comprehensive display of timber products anywhere in the UK. 

Expand your network over drinks and nibbles

Business is personal! Throughout the show various receptions and launch events are held around TRADA's Timber Focus Theatre and the cti Hub. More details to follow...

We hope to see you there!

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