Offsite and Mass Timber Construction - Business Bytes

Event/Workshop

This session will raise the profile of on-going work to increase the use of timber in construction and stimulate dialogue with respect to barriers to uptake as well as providing a forum to gather feedback on the Timber Technology Engineering and Design competency framework in terms of unlocking the barriers to upskilling built environment professionals in timber engineering.


Venue
Zoom - Online
GB

Date & time

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Background / Aims

Main aim is to raise the profile of on-going work to increase the use of timber in construction and stimulate dialogue with respect to barriers to uptake.

Provide a forum to gather feedback on the Timber Technology Engineering and Design competency framework in terms of unlocking the barriers to upskilling built environment professionals in timber engineering.

Event Description

Scotland has developed a particular strength and experience of working with timber in construction. This virtual event will present updates on offsite and timber technologies, then discuss/develop solutions to some of the barriers that restrict the mass use of timber and offsite techniques. 

This webinar and workshop will support the built environment industries in general to adopt more offsite/factory based approaches. The specific focus of this event is the use of timber, and how this can be increased to contribute to reducing carbon emissions from both material manufacture/supply, and building and construction operations.

The event will include input from leading experts on both offsite and timber technology. We will hear from the Centre for Advanced Timber Technology, Edinburgh Napier University, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Robertson Timber Engineering, and (tbc) James Jones & Sons (one of Europe’s leading timber suppliers).

During the workshop element we will provide a forum to discuss and gather feedback on the Timber Technology Engineering and Design (TED) competency framework, to unlock barriers to upskilling built environment professionals in timber engineering.

This session is aimed at construction industry professionals or connected materials/sub-contract service providers to discover the future opportunities (and challenges) of using timber – in particular clients, major contractors, the design community, procurement and supply chain managers, as well as project/site/construction managers.

Agenda:

0930h Welcome and Introductions:  Andrew Wilson, Supply Chain School

0935h Timber Use in Offsite – Challenges and Opportunities:  Prof. Robert Hairstans – Director, Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (NMITE)

0955h Future Potential of Timber in Construction:  Mila Duncheva, Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structure, Edinburgh Napier University

1010h Robertson Timber Engineering – Case Studies and Current Projects:   Nicola Jackson – Robertson Timber Engineering 

1025h Supporting Timber and Offsite Innovation:  Sam Hart, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

1040h Assuring Timber Supply:  James Jones (speaker tbc)

1055h Developing a Competency Framework for Timber Technology Engineering and Design:   Clare Vokes, Harlow Consulting

1120h Q&A - Conclusions and Close:    Andrew Wilson, Supply Chain School

 


Offsite
Sustainability

Offsite Manufacture
Scotland
Beginner
150 mins

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