NMITE launches updated timber short courses

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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‘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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Upskill your staff in bio-based construction!
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The award-winning Timber TED1 course kicks off for its 4th run on Monday 5 February at NMITE’s purpose-built Centre for Advanced Timber Technology in Hereford. This 12-week blended course, which was winner of the BE-ST Green Skills Award, is the first of many derived from our ‘Timber in Construction Skills...
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CITB to carry out occupational review in the wood, carpentry and joinery sectors
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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is about to undertake an occupational review on behalf of the wood occupations, and carpentry and Joinery sector. The review will include the development of Training Pathways and Competence Frameworks, as well as the review of 30 National Occupational Standards (NOS). As the standards...
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Hemphasise wins TDUK Student Challenge
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A mixed-discipline student team from across the UK took the top spot in the 2023 TDUK University Design Challenge, as they competed to reimagine and retrofit a real-life building using timber. The University Design Challenge is the premier competition for students who wish to better understand how to design and...
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The latest issue of Supplying Timber is out now!
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Supplying Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber supply news, legislative updates, new products and top tips for building with timber, look no further! Understanding American Red Oak The August/September issue is an essential read for anyone...
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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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Celebrating women in timber
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TDUK's Head of Education and Engagement Tabitha Binding has been recognised in Timber Trade Journal's 150th anniversary issue as one of the 'Women in Timber'. Tabitha told TTJ: "I joined the Timber Trade Federation in November 2019 having previously worked at TRADA from January 2018 to lead on university engagement....
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Teaching the future of timber
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With the next Timber TED 1 course starting on 18 September, TDUK is looking at how the courses help to upskill the next generation of built environment professionals in the use of timber, meets some of the people involved in teaching the course, and hears from former students. The Timber...
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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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