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Tomorrow’s designers wow with timber multi-storey car park project
28 February, 2018
A talented multidisciplinary team from some of Britain’s best-known universities has won TRADA’s undergraduate Urban Buzz competition to design a timber multi-storey car park.
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TRADA creates Urban Buzz
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 TRADA’s University Challenge 2017/18
 - Urban Buzz – is gearing up for action.
TTJ Awards 2017 prepares for action!
Thursday, September 28, 2017 The 2017 TTJ Awards is due to kick off on Friday at The Brewery in the City of London.
Lathams’ training success
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 A presentation and lunch was held at Leicestershire County Cricket Club on July 31 for eight students from James Latham plc who have recently qualified to Level 4 Certificate in Wood Science and Timber Technology.
TFT Woodexperts receives accreditation for new training course
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 TFT Woodexperts has received accreditation from Proskills Global Ltd for its development of a Level 6 (Equivalent) Diploma in Wood Technology.
Fire Door Safety campaign has biggest impact to date
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 The Fire Door Safety Week campaign reached almost double the audience it did last year.
Trade gathers at TTJ Awards
Monday, October 03, 2016 About 420 guests from across the timber trade gathered at the Brewery in London last Friday for the annual TTJ Awards.
BWF takes fight to Parliament to save joinery apprenticeships
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has taken its fight to save joinery apprenticeships to the House of Commons’ Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy.
TTJ Awards guest numbers hit 400
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 TTJ Awards judges have been busy meeting up to assess the judged categories, as ticket sales for the 20th anniversary event reach 400.
Proskills chief urges timber sector to pay towards future skills development
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 The head of the now closed timber and furniture sector skills council Proskills has warned the industry to “step up to the plate” to fund future skills development.
Timber industry skills shortage survey launched
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 A survey on skills shortages within the timber industry has been launched by the Confederation of Timber Industries and Proskills.
Students scoop WTA design prize
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Students from the Universities of Bristol and West of England have been presented with design competition prizes at the Timber Trade Federation’s Western Timber Association annual dinner.
University tour for timber sponsors
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Timber industry sponsors of students taking part in the Masters in Timber Engineering course at Edinburgh Napier University toured the construction and engineering facilities.
Architect fined over timber frame fire risk
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 A firm of architects fined for safety failings in the construction of a timber frame care home did not take account of how close the site was to another building.
BM TRADA continues CPD training for architects
Sunday, December 07, 2014 BM TRADA is set to deliver a series of in-house practice events aimed at architects and engineers as part of its CPD contract for Wood for Good.
New team to lead BMF Young Merchants
Friday, December 05, 2014 The Builders Merchants Federation’s Young Merchants group has elected Jamie Pierce, marketing manager of Parker Building Supplies, as chair and Victoria Fiddies, regional sales manager of Catnic, as vice-chair.
Joinery careers website launched
Saturday, November 01, 2014 A website to boost apprenticeships and careers in the joinery sector has been launched.
TRADA launches second student design competition
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Following the success of its Velocity-themed National Student Design Competition this year, TRADA’s University Engagement Programme (UEP) is setting a new challenge for 2015.
Plywood friction creates harmony
Friday, October 03, 2014 A timber structure that explores the bending capacity and connection possibilities of timber panels was an eye-catching display during the London Design Festival.
Ecobuild to host BIM training
Thursday, September 18, 2014 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
Thursday, September 18, 2014 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.

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