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Meet our Climate Conversations judges

With just over five weeks to go until our Conversations about Climate Change competition closes (24th August), we announce our exciting, expert judging panel carefully selected with the Building Centre.  Conversations about Climate Change, a collaboration between the Timber Trade Federation and the Building Centre in London tasks architects, designers and craftspeople with creating innovative, playful and thought-provoking designs using ...

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Join the Climate Conversation

“The climate emergency remains one of the biggest threats we face”. Essential, sustainable change and mitigation requires a global conversations and effort. Today (1st July), marks the start of London Climate Action Week (LCAW), ‘harnessing the power of London for global climate action’. This, now digital event, will prioritise green recovery, housing world-leading experts and policy makers for post COVID-19 climate ...

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UK TTF gets creative in FLEGT communication

The UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched a competition for designers, architects and craftspeople to create furniture, sculptures, interior design and other functional products using exclusively tropical timber from FLEGT VPA partner countries. The design contest, being run in association with the London Building Centre, is called Conversations about Climate Change and forms part of the TTF’s pan-European FLEGT communication drive. This aims ...

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FLEGT: More than a trading license

FLEGT is more than a trading license. It reflects a country-wide process committed to sustainably managing forests and the timber they produce, closing the door on illegal logging and its devastating impacts. “FLEGT licence is much more than just a piece of paper attesting to legality. It is a product of painstaking, multi-stakeholder processes and technical systems development”, Chris Beeko. Forest ...

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Timber Trade Federation launches ‘Conversations About Climate Change’

The UK Timber Trade Federation announce the start of their ‘Conversations about Climate Change’ Design Competition, in collaboration with the Building Centre.  Conversations about Climate Change is a specially commissioned design competition, exhibition, and events series providing a platform for urgent climate debates. The Timber Trade Federation, in association with the Building Centre, will showcase winning designs in tropical timbers from ...

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The positive social and environmental impact of material specification

The role of material specification in helping designers achieve a positive social and environmental impact is something most are now beginning to understand.  This is good news. Timber already has the lowest carbon footprint of any mainstream building material, and specifiers can look for a range of chain-of-custody and certification schemes to give assurance over the wider social and environmental ...

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Students invited to enter TRADA University Challenge 2019 to design student accommodation predominantly from timber  

Students from the disciplines of engineering, architecture, architectural technology, quantity surveying and landscape architecture are being invited to enter the TRADA University Challenge 2019.

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Wood for Good’s first WoodFest to champion timber in the North East

The first in a series of regional WoodFests is to be held in Newcastle in December with an exciting line-up of events organised by the UK timber industry’s campaign, Wood for Good. WoodFest Newcastle will bring together architects, engineers, placemakers, planners, developers, contractors, politicians and local businesses specialising in timber to promote the innovative and striking ways that wood can ...

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Entries open for 2018 Wood Awards

Entries are now open for this year’s Wood Awards the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design.

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