Summary of selected research papers presented at: Wood is Good: Current trends and futureprospects in wood utilization

Summary of selected research papers presented at: Wood is Good: Current trends and futureprospects in wood utilization

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6 September 2022

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TRADA
Summary

This document summarises a number of the papers presented that are of most interest to members.

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This conference provided an excellent opportunity to understand issues facing wood users globally and better understand some of the technologies being developed and evaluated at research institutes outside of the UK. Over 150 delegates from 8 countries attended.

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Timber is not a material commonly used in largescale office refurbishments in central London, but the Republic Masterplan at East India Dock demonstrates how it can successfully transform
a couple of tired 1990s office blocks into high quality sustainable and affordable workspaces and help to create a green, relaxing and biodiverse landscape around them.

The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry was designed as an exemplar of sustainability in design, construction and choice of materials, and one which would be carbon neutral over its 25 year lifetime.