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WOOD AWARDS WINNERS UNVEILED

The winners of the annual Wood Awards, the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material, have been announced.

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ITS ALL ABOUT BIM

BIM adoption reached a high point this year according to the annual NBS National BIM Report 2017, seeing the most rapid growth since 2014 but there is still a way to go before the timber sector as a whole is confident in its use.

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MASS TIMBER – THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

Almost 20 years after its first use in the UK cross laminated timber (CLT) is yet to be embraced by many in the wider construction sector. Peter Wilson, architect and director of Timber Design Initiatives Ltd reviews a new publication which aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of modern solid timber technologies such as CLT and glulam.

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BUILDING A HOMEGROWN WORKFORCE

A panel of world-famous architects recently warned that Britain could miss out on a renaissance in timber construction because of a lack of investment in building methods and skilled workers. With Brexit likely to further exacerbate the skills shortage how can the sector build a strong homegrown workforce for the future?

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AT HOME IN THE MARKET

Timber frame homes now account for over a quarter of the new-build properties in the UK and that number is continuing to rise as developers look to turn projects around more quickly.

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