NMITE set to launch TED 2 course26 May 2023
NMITE (New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering) is set to welcome a new cohort onto its new Timber Technology Engineering Design 2 (TED 2) CPD course, following the success of its TED 1 courses. Starting from June 5, 2023, the new course is once again delivered in partnership with Timber Development UK (TDUK) and Edinburgh Napier University (ENU).
The new TED 2 course is designed to appeal to a wide range of Built Environment Professionals, working in architecture firms and construction companies including designers, architectural assistants or those involved in technical sales. Learners are not required to have completed TED 1 but some prior industry knowledge is expected.
TED 2 runs as a 12-week course held within a virtual learning environment, allowing students to work at their own pace, supported by academic mentorship and support. There are also three on-campus residentials at NMITE in Hereford, within the Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT). This is a purpose built 2,500m2 “Living Lab” hybrid structure which demonstrates advanced timber technologies and acts as an exemplar in the region, aspiring to net zero carbon targets.
TED 2 includes two design briefs for which students have a chance to construct during the on-campus residentials. The process progresses the TED 1 challenges which went from simple connections, to basic supported structures, to integrated design with additional layers within the final structure, for which students exhibit to an invited audience.
In addition to the design element which runs throughout the course, technology and construction are the other modules that are covered in two, six-week blocks. Technology covers off the theory and capacity of computer aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM), Building Information Modelling, CNC machines for timber, architectural drawings, connectors and fixings of timber, manufacturing of timber components, hybrid solutions such as metal web joists, and future technologies such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality and new biogenic based materials.
The construction module covers types of timber constructions, design for manufacture and assembly, safe working practices, sustainable construction practices and working with detailed industry case studies to unpack and apply learnings from the course.