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Timber in construction: myths and facts
- Timber in Construction - Myths and Facts
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A substantial body of research and literature has been produced in UK in the last 10 years regarding the performance properties and environmental advantages of the use of local timber as a building material. However, to date, experts on the subject have struggled in disseminating this knowledge effectively to the built environment industry. In particular the challenge has been in overcoming the myths that surround the effective use of UK grown timber in the building industry. This course aims to brush away subjective misconceptions and change practitioners’ perceptions by providing evidence based case studies that present indigenous timber as a viable option for a broad range of construction uses.
Who is it for?
This session is designed to be suitable for anyone involved in the design of buildings and building construction details within the Built Environment sector, including: architects, building engineers, building surveyors and building energy assessors.. In particular, the course would be relevant to those who are looking to reduce the carbon emissions of buildings through alternative approaches to building structures.
What will I learn?
- Identify the environmental benefits of using timber as a construction material
- Recognise the availability of timber in Wales
- Discriminate the facts and myths associated with Welsh timber’s potential in building construction
- Analyse examples of buildings constructed with Welsh timber
What will it cover?
- Benefits of using indigenous timber in building construction
- Availability of timber in Wales
- Myths and facts about the use of Welsh timber in buildings
- Examples of buildings using Welsh timber
Benefits of attending
- Realise the potential of the strong timber supply chain in Wales
- Realise the possibilities to broaden their resources with local material while significantly reducing their carbon footprint
- Practitioners will be able to start making informed decisions towards the use of Welsh timber in construction
- Provide a stepping stone into forthcoming 10 credit module on Timber in Building Construction