Industry Events

TTF State of Industry / Brexit Debate | 14 September 2016 | London

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) will hold a debate focused on the impact of Brexit on UK Timber Industry at the Building Centre in London in the afternoon of Wednesday 14th September 2016.

The ‘State of the Market - Brexit Debate’ will be opened by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins. Speakers include Noble Francis, Economic Director for the Construction Products Association (CPA) giving an overview on market conditions and projections for the UK housing and construction sector as a whole; Mikael Eliasson, President of Swedish Wood giving the view from the UK’s largest timber supplier. The full agenda is available here.

Although too early to give any definitive long term analysis, this half day debate is designed to shed some light on the impact of Brexit so far from producers, importers and the wider market. Subjects of discussion include:

  • What does Brexit mean for the timber supply chain in the UK? 
  • How will trade with EU countries be affected?
  • What is the outlook for the sectors timber traders and distributors sell into, particularly housing?

To book your free place at the event, click here.

In parallel with the debate, the TTF has also launched an online survey among its members aimed to identify the key issues within the Timber Industry following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

The consultation will help the Federation map the likely implications of Brexit for the sector - including the UK Government’s exit negotiations with Brussels - and inform ongoing public affairs work.

 

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Scotland hosts wide range of timber in construction seminars

Architecture & Design Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Wood for Good and the Edinburgh Napier University are jointly presenting a CPD series looking at timber in construction.

The September events calendar features both one-hour lunchtime talks in Edinburgh and afternoon seminars in Glasgow. The lunchtime seminars are free, while the seminar in Glasgow has a very modest fee (£6/£4).

Summary:

21st September / 13.45 – 17.45 / Glasgow
Solid Timber Laminate Systems
Gallery 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

27th September / 13:00 – 14:00 / Edinburgh
Glulam v. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
Architecture and Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

28th September / 13:00 – 14:00 / Edinburgh
Hardwood or Modified Wood?
Architecture and Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

For more details and booking, visit A&DS’s website

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'Circular economy in the built environment' conference | 21 September 2016 | London

On Wednesday 21 September 2016, the Building Centre in London will host the conference 'Circular economy in the built environment'.

The event - organised in collaboration between Arup and The Built Environment Trust - will explore the concept of circular economy in the construction sector, providing an opportunity for dialogue, learning and discussion.

The conference invites leading policy makers, designers, engineers and economists to share their views and expertise on the circular economy, and what the concept could mean for the future of the built environment. Industry experts will discuss how we should change the way we develop, procure, design, construct, operate, maintain and repurpose our cities, infrastructure, buildings and services.

The first part of the afternoon will explore the economic case for the circular economy, looking at ‘why’ this concept has the potential to transform our industry. This will include a conversation on government policy, financial models and the business case. The second part of the afternoon will focus on the ‘how’; exploring current best practice and emerging approaches for applying the circular economy within the context of architecture, design and engineering practice.

Speakers include:

  • Duncan Baker-Brown, director and owner of BBM Sustainable Design
  • Cecile Fraraud, circular economy lead at Peterborough City Council
  • Gregory Hodkinson, chairman at Arup
  • Nitesh Magdani, director of sustainability at BAM Construct UK
  • Andrew Richmond, policy and programme manager at Greater London Authority
  • Stuart Smith, director at Arup
  • Ken Webster, head of innovation at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

For more information and booking, click here.

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Adriatic Wood Days | 2-5 October 2016 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Adriatic Wood Days (AWD) 2016 will be held in Dubrovnik (Sheraton Hotel, Dubrovnik, Srebreno) from 2nd to 5th October 2016.

AWD is the largest and most comprehensive sectoral event in Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean, and the participants will adopt conclusions and propose recommendations to decision-makers of sectoral policies at the regional, European and global level.

Adriatic Wood Days (AWD) comprises four thematically related and yet programmatically separate international conferences with main thematic emphasis on European Model of Cascading Use of Wood and Influence on the Future of the Sector:

  • Hotel Interiors Furnishing and Product Design
  • Greater Use of Wood in Construction
  • Timber Trade and Wood Products Marketing
  • Investment Profitability in Pellet Production and Cogeneration

A joint plenary lectures will also take place, which will link the conferences and discuss the most current topics in the sector, especially the European model of cascading use of wood recently presented by the European Commission. Main topics include certification, design, sustainable forest management, building competency and development centres, encouraging investments in wood processing, achieving low-carbon impacts and the development of rural and mountainous areas.

AWD 2016 programme is available here. More information about the entire event, particular conferences and opportunities for participation, can be found on www.adriatic-wd.com

It is also possible to contact the organisers directly via e-mail: info@drvniklaster.hr or phone: +385 1 6329 111.

An overview of the last years' edition is available here.

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PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue | 17-18 November 2016 | Bali, Indonesia

PEFC International will hold its next Stakeholder Dialogue event on 17-18 November 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.

The two-day meeting will focus on how the forest sector and forest certification can better contribute to sustainable landscapes for sustainable livelihoods.

Main discussion topics include:

  • Empowering and integrating smallholders to support deforestation free, sustainable supply chains
  • Meeting the growing global demand for wood: improving productivity & expanding the resource base
  • Transferring lessons and exploring synergies across commodities for sustainable landscapes and rural economic growth

The dialogue will open with two distinguished experts providing diverse views on how to ‘bridge the gap’ and better achieve sustainability across forests, agriculture and food security. 

Dr. Terry Sunderland, Principle Scientist at CIFOR, will explain his insights on how landscape approaches can provide a framework to reconcile competition between productive land-uses and environmental and development trade-offs.

He will go on to highlight new findings that underscore the importance of forests for many aspects of sustainable development, people’s nutrition among them.

Dr. Sadanandan Nambiar AO, (formerly, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia) will argue that improving the productivity and profitability of forests and trees is central to achieving sustainability across landscapes and livelihoods.

For Dr. Nambiar, certification must sharpen its focus on economic sustainability. The production, processing and use of more wood is critical for poverty reduction and a contributor to climate change mitigation, and he will challenge whether certification systems currently act as a catalyst for rural development in tree-based landscapes.

Registration to the event will close on 12 October 2016. 

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