Today on Timber Trades Journal Online


FSC concedes rethink of compulsory online claims
19 September, 2014 Industry groups have welcomed a step back by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) from the introduction of a compulsory Online Claims Platform (OCP) to record every transaction of FSC-certified material worldwide.
  • Ecobuild to host BIM training
    The first live event to provide free information on Building Information Modelling (BIM), the government initiative for joined-up thinking on sustainable construction, is to be held as part of Ecobuild.
  • Clark Wood recruits apprentices
    Timber and panel suppliers Clarks Wood has appointed its first apprentices on the back of recent investment that has boosted volumes, sales and new client accounts.


The RR of timber technology PR
18 August, 2014 In a 30 year career, wood processing machinery PR Claude Daly wrote over 3,600 articles on technology installations at timber companies across the UK. He spoke to Mike Jeffree.
  • The only way is up
    The Canada Green Building Conference looked at the construction solutions timber could offer in an increasingly urban environment. Architect Peter Wilson reports.
  • Hands-on handling
    Sideloader manufacturer Bulmor’s roots are in the timber industry and it remains its most important market. Keren Fallwell reports.
  • It’s what I’ve always wanted…
    Top architects and designers have come up with a wish list of products they’ve always wanted but never been able to find. Thanks to AHEC and Benchmark Furniture, these products have now been made and will be exhibited as part of the London Design Festival. AHEC’S Belinda Cobden-Ramsay reports.


Future growth relies on unity
18 August, 2014 Dave Hopkins, director, Wood for Good, says timber’s LCA benefits must be articulated to customers.
  • Market transformation required
    Iris Tzur, communications manager of the newly-formed Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition reports on the roots and aims of the initiative
  • Is selling online the future?
    Andrew Wilkinson, sales director of Epicor asks if timber merchants are missing a trick when it comes to selling online
  • Disappointing scores
    The EC’s scorecard reveals that EUTR implementation is patchy, says TTJ editor Mike Jeffree


TTJ Awards
25 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014 The TTJ Awards, the timber industry's premier networking event, recognise excellence in the sector
  • Timber Invest Europe
    30 Sep 2014 - 01 Oct 2014 Timber investment has matured as an asset class; new opportunities are available for investors, new regions are promising great returns – this and much more will be discussed in a programme featuring opportunities for group discussions through round table and panel sessions.
  • W14
    05 Oct 2014 - 08 Oct 2014
  • Timber Expo
    07 Oct 2014 - 08 Oct 2014 Timber technologies and wood products show aimed at architects, engineers, contractors, local authorities and specifiers looking for the latest timber solutions. The two-day event includes a seminar programme and buyers' forum.
  • Brazil Wood Products & Export Conference
    27 Oct 2014 - 27 Oct 2014 A one-day international conference on Brazil's timberland and wood products industry and its fit in international markets. The event will include discussions and analysis of the latest challenges, opportunities, threats, issues and price trends in 2014 and beyond.