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Tapping into training potential
16 October, 2018
Apprenticeship reforms offer the timber sector the opportunity to transform a training and skills development landscape that is currently excellent in parts, but still fragmented, writes Martin James, co-founder of woodworking, furniture and merchant sector training provider Didac
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AHEC’S multiply – the sum of its parts
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 The London Design Festival’s timber pavilion, MultiPly, is an example of a truly successful and innovative collaboration between leading industry and academic partners, writes Mark Milne, technical manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)
Wood and Wellness
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 We are being bombarded these days by media messages about the need to get fit and eat healthily.
Have your say on controlled wood
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 The FSC acknowledges stakeholder concerns about the credibility of its ‘controlled wood’ standard and is inviting feedback on its review. FSC UK executive director Rosie Teasdale reports
Forests in fashion
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 The demand for clothing is growing, and there is increasing pressure on the fashion industry to produce sustainable and recyclable items as an alternative to traditional textiles. A clear way forward, maintains the PEFC, is to increase the use of fibres from sustainably managed forests. Hannah Price, PEFC international communications officer reports
Reaching for the crystal ball
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 I know it’s probably an age thing (my default attribution of blame mechanism) but time seems to be slipping past at a rate of knots. Working on a monthly magazine means that often, in my head at least, I’m a month ahead of the actual date.
Global appetite for French timber
Thursday, July 26, 2018 A combination of a resurgent home market and export demand is filling the order books of the French timber sector. One key concern, however, is raw material supply, writes French Timber managing director Jean-François Guilbert
Milan and Nantes shows punch weight
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Nantes and Milan are key places in the European timber industry calendar this year.
Don’t panic, do get technical
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation and a backlash against business social media use should not trigger a wholesale rethink on marketing strategy, but the Grenfell disaster should prompt a focus on precision of product performance claims, writes Liz Male of Liz Male Consulting.
Construction class action
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The Design Engineer Construct! programme enables construction and associated businesses to really engage in attracting badly needed new young talent to their industry, says Alison Watson MBE of Class of Your Own
Is face-to-face customer service dead?
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 There’s a price to pay for ditching long-standing core retail values in favour of faceless online trading and it could lead to a loss of expertise on the shop floor, argues Rupert Scott, membership manager, TRADA
Why we mustn’t ignore red oak
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 It’s the most prolific US hardwood and consumers like it, so isn’t it time European buyers gave red oak another look, asks American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
Seeing Red
Monday, May 21, 2018 On the front page of this issue is one of the most striking recent applications of timber I can remember. It is in the City of London at the new HQ of Bloomberg and was designed by renowned architects Foster and Partners.
Greenpeace signals new direction on certification
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 When Greenpeace International became one of the founding members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) back in 1993 it was a landmark moment.
The wood awards – where skill intersects sustainability
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 The Wood Awards not only celebrates latest advances and new design directions in the use of timber in construction and manufacture, it’s also an valuable interface between the design and specifier sectors and the timber trade, writes David Miles, chief executive officer of Gold Sponsor Mears plc
Bold Brexit pledge benefits trade
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 James Latham Group environmental manager Ewa Bazydlo welcomes the government’s pledge to stay at the EU table on timber legality regulation and assurance post Brexit
Government backing British
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 With increasing support in the highest places, Grown in Britain’s momentum can only grow, says chief executive Dougal Driver
EUTR fine reminds about role of certification
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 As TTJ went to press, the news came through of the first UK timber importer to be fined under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
Communicating FLEGT is key
Monday, February 26, 2018 Indonesian FLEGT-licensed timber has been available for over a year, but still more has to be done to communicate what lies behind the licence, writes TTF head of sustainability Mike Worrell.
Wood - but not as we know it
Monday, February 26, 2018 Species, specification and application – all need to be rethought to ensure timber fulfill its promise as the material of the future, writes Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology

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