TRA takes to the virtual road

7 September 2020

Manufacturers, suppliers and systems companies within the timber engineering sector are planning a series of free online meetings this autumn, allowing them to discuss industry issues and opportunities in the market post-pandemic.

The virtual gatherings, being hosted by the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA), will bring together businesses from key areas in the UK during October: 

  • North of England and Scotland, on Tuesday October 6
  • Ireland, on Thursday October 8
  • Midlands (east and west), on Tuesday October 13
  • Southern England and South-west England, on Tuesday October 20

The agenda for discussion includes an economic update and insights into current and future market conditions, plus a full technical update including the latest information on the TRA’s work on fire and horizontal deflection. Delegates will hear a progress report on the TRA’s training initiatives, including a preview of the TRA ‘careers in timber engineering’ video, plus an update on TRA’s future projects for 2021.   

“There have been so many changes this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak so it is important to reach out to our members and to support them as best we can,” said Nick Boulton, chief executive of the TRA.

“By hosting these virtual events covering the UK and Ireland, we hope to update everyone on the latest market changes, as well as on TRA activities and how we can help reinforce the latest good practice on technical issues, especially around fire. 

“Although the events have to be virtual this year, we are hoping that is will be an opportunity to network with others in the industry and to find out how they are responding to the challenges we’re all facing right now.” 

The meetings are open to all members of the TRA.  

To find out more about the TRA and how to become a member go to:

Nick Boulton