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MMC Champion Visits Timber Frame Facility

26th March 2020
At the end of 2019 Mark Farmer accepted a new role as the independent champion for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). His mission, to modernise housing delivery, has seen him become a major figure in the offsite sector. As part...
 

Timber Frame Fire Safety In Use Guidance

11th March 2020
With an objective to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, the Structural Timber Association (STA), as part of their continual development programme, has been collaborating with the Construction...
 

Secure Your Place at the Offsite Event of the Year

10th March 2020
Rarely does an event get such overwhelmingly positive feedback in its launch year but Offsite Expo 2019 certainly exceeded expectations. The commendations for this event were universal – visitors, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors all...
 

Can offsite construction be the answer to our green ambitions?

5th March 2020
Construction 2025, the joint government and industry strategy, outlines some extremely ambitious targets for the UK construction sector Within the next five years both construction-related emissions and project delivery times must be halved, while...
 

Forest Green stadium architect makes case for timber

4th March 2020
The architect behind plans for a timber stadium for football team Forest Green Rovers has made the case for using the material because of its environmental and aesthetic properties. The stadium’s superstructure will be “97 per cent”...
 

CSIC board expands to drive cultural change across Scottish construction

3rd March 2020
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has appointed 11 new members to its governance board, reflecting the increasing appetite for collaboration across the construction industry Six women were among the 11 new CSIC board additions, with...
 

Trees: The Very Definition Of A Circular Economy

2nd March 2020
In the first of our new opinion columns to wrap up each issue, we hear from Jeremy English, GB and Ireland Sales Director, Södra Wood Ltd. Unfortunately, many people still think that cutting down trees can...
 

Major CCG development begins to take shape in Glasgow’s South Side

2nd March 2020
The site of the former Hermon Baptist Church in Inglefield Street, Govanhill, is to become home to 49 flats, thanks to Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), part of Wheatley Group, and contractor, CCG. Consisting of one and two-bedroom apartments...
 

New Highs In Education

1st March 2020
The Red Kite Academy provides an inclusive and welcoming environment for a hundred pupils with additional educational needs and has been designed using i-SIPS – a BBA-approved structural insulated panel...
 

CE Marking Post Brexit

28th February 2020
As the UK faces a new relationship with the EU, there are many things in the industry which will need some consideration. Niresh Somlie, Principal Technical Officer at BM TRADA explains how CE marking will...
 

CF Møller completes tallest totally timber housing block in Sweden

28th February 2020
The nine-storey building, which sits next to Lake Mälaren in Västerås, uses mechanical joints with screws throughout, so it can be taken apart at the end of its life and its materials recycled The housing block, designed by CF Møller, has an...
 

Structural timber is an innocent casualty of ungrounded fears over fire safety

27th February 2020
Mass timber can help us tackle the climate emergency safely and we cannot afford to ignore it, says Maribel Manticon Following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in 2017 structural timber, along with all combustible materials, has been banned in the...
 

Passivhaus & Low energy - Energy Efficient To The Core

26th February 2020
Commissioned to reduce energy consumption and eradicate local fuel poverty, Callaughtons Ash is a £2million housing development for South Shropshire Housing Association using timber frame and a...
 

New Forms Of Timber Design

25th February 2020
Technology is taking timber into new architectural and engineering territory. Peter Wilson, architect and Director of Timber Design Initiatives, highlights some recent developments that may have huge...
 

How engineered timber solutions are driving innovation in building

25th February 2020
Structural timber technology is seriously reducing carbon emissions and the sector is witnessing unprecedented demand for sustainable advanced offsite manufactured solutions. Andrew Carpenter from the Structural Timber Association discusses the...
 

 
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