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How we’re helping the industry to build a better world with wood
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For more than a century, our built environment has been dominated by high carbon, energy hungry materials such as cement and steel. But the 21st century will be the age of sustainable materials - and timber is likely to be foremost among them. The built environment is currently responsible for...
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ABBA Arena - Front of House and Rainscreen - Copyright Dirk Lidner, via Wood Awards
Gimme Gimme Gimme glulam after midnight! Find out all about the ABBA Arena
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Timber has played a fundamental role in building the ABBA Arena - the venue purpose-built for the Swedish supergroup’s spectacular comeback concert. The ABBA Arena, a demountable 3,000 capacity venue designed by Stufish Entertainment Architects, will be home to ABBA’s digital comeback concert until May 2023. While the ‘avatar’ technology...
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Download your free essential timber engineering manuals now
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A set of three comprehensive timber design and engineering manuals has been launched by Swedish Wood and Timber Development UK. This three-volume set of books is an ideal career-long design companion for all levels of designer - from student to experienced professional. Each volume is available free as a PDF...
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Timber Building NMITE NAPIER
Upskill yourself on timber with our packed Knowledge Library and Timber TED courses
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Timber Development UK has embarked on a new strategic partnership to put knowledge at your fingertips. It is widely recognised that there is a knowledge gap for specification of timber products among trainee architects, engineers and those in related studies. To close this gap, a new strategic partnership between Timber...
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2002's student participants, gathered at NMITE
TDUK’s University Design Challenge: educating the next generation of designers
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A key part of Timber Development UK’s remit is to help educate the next generation of architects and built environment professionals on the importance of designing with timber. Our popular University Design Challenge series helps do just that. Tabitha Binding, head of education and engagement at TDUK, explains. A key...
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How should you assess timber when measuring embodied carbon?
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As embodied carbon returns to the political agenda, TDUK offers advice on how architects and engineers can accurately assess the embodied carbon associated with timber buildings and building products. The Embodied Carbon Bill, re-introduced to Parliament in June, aims to make it mandatory to report the whole-life carbon emissions of...
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The road to net zero is paved with timber, explains TDUK’s Sustainability Director
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When you want to create a net zero carbon supply chain, sustainable timber has a lot of advantages.
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Is Integrated Project Insurance the key to conflict-free construction projects?
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Louise Lado-Byrnes of IPInitiatives explains how her team is pioneering a new approach to the management of risk in construction projects. The Government’s Construction Playbook and the Building Safety Act, created following the Grenfell Tower disaster, are bringing major changes to the construction industry. There is increasing consensus that we...
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The Building Safety Act: what do you need to know?
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After months of debate and amendments, the Building Safety Bill finally received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. It is intended to “create lasting generational change” to the way residential buildings are constructed and maintained in the UK following the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster, while protecting the rights of leaseholders....
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RHS Hyde Hall
How Cullinan Studio use timber design to enrich their clients’ environments
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Carol Costello, architect and practice leader at Cullinan Studio, explains why they love working with timber and how they use the natural world to enrich people’s lives through the buildings they design. Cullinan Studio is an architectural practice committed to restoring the connection between people and nature. Founded by RIBA...
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