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Innovators step right up Innovators in the timber industry once again have an opportunity to be recognised in the TTJ Awards. Joint sponsor of the 2016 TTJ Timber Innovation Award TRADA says there is also a new twist to the category this year
On tour in Ireland Glennon Brothers recently hosted a tour of Irish forest product operations for the six finalists of the 2015 TTJ Career Development Award, which the company sponsored last year. Sally Spencer reports
Timber Prices! In the first instalment of a new regular Talking Timber column by the Wood Technology Society (WTS), board member Andrew True looks at the question of pricing in the timber trade
Society support “Whatever Happened to the Institute of Wood Science?” asks Wood Technology Society chairman John Park.
Merchanting qualification launches This January, Wood Campus launches its biggest project since the UK wood industry’s online learning and information resource first began in 2012.
Flying High After the success of last year’s TRADA National Student Design Competition Velocity, TRADA was delighted to run the competition again for 2015 with a brand new brief, writes TRADA university liaison manager Elizabeth Turner.
Centre forwards The BioComposites Centre is celebrating 25 years in business. Mike Botting, editor of TTJ sister magazine Wood Based Panels International, interviewed the Centre’s director, Rob Elias.
A fresh way of learning Swedish Wood and its UK partners have devised a series of online CPD courses for architects. Wood Campus’s Tony Traynor reports.
A decade of development Opening the call for entries, Camilla Hair of SCA Timber Supply reviews factors influencing the present and future of the TTJ Career Development Awards
Training tomorrow’s timber engineers A major new initiative between the industry and Edinburgh Napier University aims to boost the UK’s timber engineering skills base. Mike Jeffree reports.
Building the future TRADA’s University Engagement Programme is inspiring tomorrow’s architects and engineers about the merits of timber. David Castle reports
Committing to development The joinery industry’s first CPD scheme has got off to a strong start, reports the BWF’s WITForum manager, Dave Campbell
Are you sitting sustainably? AHEC’s latest project for the London Design Festival merged design with sustainability. Sally Spencer reports
Lesson in collaboration Wood Campus is a new online information service for merchants and their customers
Seeing the wood for the trees Treemetrics has developed forest measurement technology to bring lean manufacturing to the wood supply chain
Industry voice The Trussed Rafter Association provides invaluable information, representation and publicity for its members
• Jewson’s annual conference took place on February 1-2.
• Around 1,500 people attended.
Value-added ethics Jewson is taking steps to help its customers understand the value of certification and chain of custody.
W12 Working with Wood, the timber technology show, is 90% booked with nine months to go.
According to director John Smith-Bodden, around 100 companies have booked so far for the...