Education

Highlights from Timber TED1
NMITE launches updated timber short courses
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The New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE) announces the reconfiguration of its pioneering Timber Technology Engineering Design (TED) courses into specialised, concise programmes tailored for professionals within the UK's built environment sector. An evolution of the original twelve-week part-time courses (TED1 and TED2), this initiative reflects NMITE’s proactive...
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designtimber webinar
New designTimber talks – learn from architects, engineers & specialists advancing timber design
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Timber Development UK are delighted to host a third series of lunchtime designTimber webinars featuring exemplary timber buildings from the 2023 Wood Awards winners and shortlist. These monthly webinars will be presented by the multi-disciplinary design and delivery teams behind a diverse range of inspiring projects, from high-rise urban offices...
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‘Who Teaches the Teachers?’ goes to Norway
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In November 2023 the East Anglia Timber Trade Association (EATTA) recommenced their commitment to directly educating lecturers to enable them to draw on direct knowledge when they teach about timber and wood products. The award winning ‘Who Teaches the Teachers?’ (WTTT) initiative is a study tour hosted by industry under...
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University Design Challenge 2023 Magazine
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Featuring details of the winning and selected entry designs, student learnings and feedback from the University Design Challenge 2023: Climate Responsive Retrofit
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Upskill your staff on the use and benefits of timber in building
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Are you a TDUK member who wants to upskill your staff? Would you like to help build a cross-sector network of architects, engineers and project managers all working together to promote the use of timber in construction? If so, then the Timber Technology Engineering Design (TED1) course could be for...
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A new series of TDUK Engineering Webinars
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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...
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Winners of TDChallenge23.
‘Hemphasise’ declared winners of the TDUK Student Challenge 2023
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A mixed-discipline student team featuring built environment students from across the UK took out top spot in the Timber Development UK University Design Challenge 2023 (#TDChallenge23), as they competed to reimagine and retrofit a real-life building using timber. TDChallenge is the pre-eminent competition for students to learn how to design...
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Building a circular economy with timber
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How do we evaluate the true cost of waste? And if we look beyond steel and bricks, can building materials such as timber help create a truly circular economy? A panel discussion at the recent Footprint+ exhibition, featuring TDUK Sustainability Director Charlie Law, investigated. Recycling and the circular economy was...
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Meet the judges – University Design Challenge: Climate Responsive Retrofit
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On 14 July the four shortlisted teams for #TDChallenge23 will present their final designs to an expert panel of judges who will determine the winning projects. Responding to a brief to retrofit and extend an existing timber frame building - the cricket pavilion in Hereford - the participating teams have...
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Join us for the University Design Challenge 2023 live finals!
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Join us in Hereford on 14 July for the live finals of our 2023 University Design Challenge! Held at the New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE)'s Skylon Campus, you are invited to join us for either the awards and celebration from 5.30pm - 8pm, or to watch the...
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