Are you timber focused

Are you timber focused?

At the heart of Timber Expo is the most comprehensive and in-depth seminar programme covering the timber sector.

Organised by TRADA, the Timber Focus seminars are a key element of the show and a central part of the Expo experience. The programme will provide valuable insight into crucial industry topics, pressing issues and outstanding projects – at no cost!

With anticipation already growing around the eight Timber Focus sessions, why not take a first look at the key themes below.

Pushing Boundaries: stretching imaginations

This session will examine the opportunities for innovation in timber around the world and new possibilities in the UK. Speakers will be drawn from top engineering firms including Arup, Ramboll UK and Buro Happold and will focus on ‘boundary-pushing’ initiatives.

Training and Talent: growing your business through people

The future success of your organisation rests on recruiting, developing and retaining the best and brightest people. Here speakers will discuss the importance of apprenticeships, training and mentoring.

Resource: Directors’ briefings

New for 2014. Aimed mainly at timber industry leaders and executives, these short, concise updates will cover pressing strategy and policy areas affecting timber business.

Innovation: designing the future

This will include sessions from the winners of two categories in this year’s TTJ Innovation Awards – the Innovative Market Development category and the Innovative Product Development category.

Engineers and Timber: ingenious structures and Architects and Timber: striking designs

These will highlight shortlisted entries from the Wood Awards 2014.

From Blueprint to Building: a client and contractor perspective

A chance to hear from some of the bigger contractors and clients in the UK on how the they have been using timber to its maximum potential. Speakers from Willmott Dixon, Sir Robert McAlpine and BAM will share case studies and thoughts.

Sense of Space: creating places to live, work and play

Much of what we build is functional but not always an aesthetic experience. Timber has much to offer with its myriad textures, grain patterns, colours, finishes and organic warmth – arguably more so than any other material.

Timber Expo will be at the NEC, Birmingham on 07 & 08 October. Don’t miss out, pre-register for FREE visit:

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