NEC BIRMINGHAM   08-10 OCTOBER 2019

New Feature: Time for Timber brought to you by CTI

This brand new feature will provide CPD, networking events, guidance on latest regulations and the launch of new products and services from the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) and it’s association members. Coming together under the one feature, the Structural Timber Association, British Woodworking Federation, Timber Trade Federation, Trussed Rafter Association along with Wood for Good will deliver latest guidance and benefits to working with timber.

Tuesday 9th Oct

Time 

Session Title

Speaker

12:00

Supply Chain Innovation for Prefabrication in the Custom Build and Community-led Housing Market

Craig White, Founding Director of: White Design, Modcell Straw Technology, Coobio Circular Materials and Stramit International

12:30

Top Considerations to keep in mind when targeting architects and specifiers

Darren Lester is founder and CEO of specifiedby.com, the UK’s leading building product search and comparison platform. Following graduation in Architectural Technology, Darren served as Resident Entrepreneur in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. SpecifiedBy is designed to help building product companies reach more architects and specifiers.

14:00

Announcement of TTF Timber Academy

Includes: new TTF Diploma in Sales & Marketing; TTF Level 3 Award in Wood Products; and range of online learning resources

David Hopkins, MD TTF

14:30

Presentation of Level 4 Certificates to 2018 Students

15:00

Champagne Reception

Wednesday 10th October

Time 

Session Title

Speaker

11:00

Timber Constuction & Fire Safety

Martin Milner, Director of Milner Associates.

12:30

Making the forest industry more profitable, sustainable and efficient through the use of digital timber measurement and data management

Anna-Greta Tsahkna is the founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Timbeter, a forest tech company headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia and serving clients in 61 countries around the world. With an MA in Economics from Tartu University, Anna-Greta worked in IT and communications before founding Timbeter with two colleagues in 2013 after winning a competition to provide an innovative solution to a sawmill problem using new technology. The company now serves clients in 61 countries and its app is available in 11 languages.

13:00

Can we grow the Circular Economy?

Adrian Campbell is an independent structural engineer and the founder of the collaborative engineering practice, changebuilding. His work focuses on sustainable construction and offsite systems - This has led him, over the last decade, to focus on mass timber construction in the circular economy.

15:00

Commercial Seminar

Chaired by Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association (STA)

Thursday 11th October

Time 

Session Title

Speaker

10:30

Innovation with Hardwoods

Neil Summers is consultant to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) on technology development research through his own company, Timber Dimension, which he set up in 2011. He previously worked for Protim and the UK Osmose organisation.

11:00

Research & development as a USP: product innovation using standard components

Dave Cleverley, Managing Director of Intelligent Wood Systems Ltd, an R&D company focused on the mainstreaming of innovative timber building systems

11:30

10 ways to improve your use of trussed rafters and metal web joists

Nick Boulton, Chief Executive, Trussed Rafter Association (TRA)

13:00

CTI members’ networking lunch

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