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HOMEGROWN IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Grown in Britain’s chief executive Dougal Driver talks to Michelle Gordon about improving productivity in the UK timber sector and adding value through research and development.

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GETTING THE JOB DONE

Offsite construction is changing the way that we build in the UK, but it needs a strong workforce for the future if it is to reach its true potential.

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Spotlight on mental health in the construction industry

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, solicitors Kara Price and Sarah Wales from law firm Womble Bond Dickinson discuss tackling mental health issues in the workplace and explain how to spot the early signs

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FOCUS ON: SWANN EDWARDS

Swann Edwards Architecture has an impressive portfolio of Passivhaus buildings under its belt including the practice’s own purpose-built office.

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RAISING STANDARDS

As the 1,000th Passivhaus unit in the UK awaits certification Timber Construction explores what it means to build to the standard.

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TAKING TIMBER TO A NEW LEVEL

As the construction sector’s demand for timber increases could modified wood be the answer to boosting supply?

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THE RISE OF CLT

Although CLT has been around as a building material for over two decades, it is still a relative newcomer when compared to steel and concrete. Michelle Gordon talks to Gavin White, structural engineering director at Ramboll, who has long been a pioneer of CLT, about pushing boundaries and bringing it into the mainstream.

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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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