Timber design publication focused on collaboration to launch at Futurebuild

A new publication focusing on collaboration in the design of innovative timber buildings is to be launched at Futurebuild.

Pulling together the most successful partnerships in timber design ‘Timber Design Pioneers’ is published by TRADA (Timber Research and Development Association) and supported by the timber industry’s campaign, Wood for Good.

“TRADA is honoured to collaborate with Wood for Good in producing such an indispensable publication,” said TRADA’s membership and marketing manager, Rupert Scott. “We hope it inspires others to work together in partnership across disciplines, so that as an industry we can continue improving the quality of our timber buildings.”

The publication shares the lessons learned and obstacles overcome by multidisciplinary teams which produced buildings including the award-winning Cowan Court by 6a Architects, the BREEAM excellent-rated Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care and the award-winning Vortex at Bloomberg’s new headquarters.

These particular projects will be the focus of three seminars at Futurebuild offering delegates the opportunity to hear each building’s journey from design to completion from the architects, structural engineers, project managers and technical directors.

Each case study explores different approaches to problem-solving and how effective collaboration led to innovative designs for timber buildings and the publication covers key themes such as wellbeing, sustainability, interiors, process, and complex briefs.

“This project is as much about inspiring new pioneers in timber design as it is about celebrating innovation and driving change in the way projects are approached and delivered; a kaleidoscope of solutions mirroring the different perspectives in multi-disciplinary teams,” explained Christiane Lellig, Wood for Good’s campaign director.

The launch will take place on Wood for Good’s stand at G50 on 6 March at 4.15pm and is a one-off opportunity to get a copy of the publication in print, while stocks last.

The timber design pioneers case studies will be available for free download following the launch at Futurebuild. For more information, visit

MAIN PICTURE – The BREEAM excellent-rated Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care. Pic Credit: Fotohaus



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