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Chair: Simon Smith, Partner, Smith & Wallwork

11.00 – 11.30 Introducing TRADA’s new Timber Pre-Scheme manual

The Timber Pre-scheme manual has been developed to make it easy to sit down at the initial stages with clients, and using look up charts and tables, select wood as the main structure where it is best suited to the project. James Norman, the author of this new guide, takes us on a quick tour of this helpful new guide.

Speaker: James Norman, Author

11.30 – 12.00 How to best Specify timber on a complex scheme: an engineer’s perspective

Speaker: Adrian Campbell, Associate Director, Arup

12.00 – 12.30 How has the UK’s National Structure Timber Specification (NSTS) help to get timber specifications right for a major timber sb-contractors?

Greg will talk us through a number of on-going projects and explain how the NSTS has streamlined the process of agreeing the specification for timber structures with clients, architects and engineers. He will also provide an update on recent changes to the document which includes the use of hardwoods.

Speaker: Greg Cooper, Pre-construction Manager, B&K Structures

12.30 – 13.00 Panel discussion: 'What more can we do to make it easier to specify timber?'

Chair: Simon Smith, Partner, Smith & Wallwork

Panellists: James Norman, Author; Adrian Campbell, Associate Director, Arup; Greg Cooper, Pre-construction Manager, B&K Structures

Simon Smith
Partner, Smith & Wallwork.

Simon Smith is a structural engineer and co-founder of Smith and Wallwork. After graduating in the UK he spent 3 years in Germany...

James Norman
Author, .

James is a senior teaching fellow at the University of Bristol and has 12 year’s industrial experience working for Ramboll and...

Adrian Campbell
Associate Director, Arup.

Adrian is a chartered civil engineer and regional sustainability skills leader at Arup, a renowned international engineering...

Greg Cooper
Pre-construction Manager, B&K Structures.

Having started in the industry in 1998, Greg spent 4 years working in fabrication shops before progressing into the drawing office...

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