A new series of TDUK Engineering Webinars

Timber Development UK is hosting engineerTimber, an exciting series of free online engineering webinars across autumn 2023.

The series will run weekly from 5 September to 17 October on Tuesdays, 13:00-14:00.

Delivered by expert practicing engineers and engineering lecturers, it will introduce a breadth of subjects from the properties of structural timber to the design of joists, beams, columns and connections, to using mass engineered timber, and detailing and building with timber.

Aimed at engineers new to timber and those who want to refresh their knowledge, the series will enable attendees to develop excellent contextual skills and understanding in structural timber.

The seven sessions will provide the basic groundwork for becoming confident and competent in designing and detailing with both solid and engineered timber.

They form part of TDUK’s vision that timber be taught on a level footing with other materials, so that our current and future design professionals have the knowledge to draw on timber when addressing our climate, biodiversity, human and social well-being challenges.


Series programme

1. Introduction to Structural Timber Properties & Usage

Tuesday 5 September, 13.00-14.00

David Trujillo, Coventry University | Alan Dowdall, Ramboll

2. Designing Timber Beams & Joists

Tuesday 12 September, 13.00-14.00

Gavin Knowles, University of Bath | Aled Davies, Cardiff University

3. Designing Timber Columns

Tuesday 19 September, 13.00-14.00

Vikki Edmondson, Northumbria University | James Norman, Bristol University

4. Designing Timber Connections

Tuesday 26 September, 13.00-14.00

Andrew Livingstone, Edinburgh Napier University | Sophie Frith, Structure Workshop

5. Design with Engineered Timber Products

Tuesday 3 October, 13.00-14.00

Wojciech Plowas, Edinburgh Napier University | Kelly Harrison, Whitby Wood

6. Detailing with Timber

Tuesday 10 October, 13.00-14.00

Beth Williams, The Build Collective | Toby Maclean, Allt Environmental

7. Building with Timber

Tuesday 17 October, 13.00-14.00

Oscar Emanuel, Xylotek | Eleanor Hedley, Feilden Fowles


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All members can also utilise our comprehensive guides to timber engineering: Designing Timber Structures. This 3-volume series is free to download here.

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