New date for cross-laminated timber course

BM TRADA has announced the date for its next training course in cross-laminated timber. The course will take place on October 21 at BM TRADA’s High Wycombe headquarters – and online bookings are currently being taken.

Last year’s course attracted a good balance of people within the trade, including architects, contractors and engineers.

To keep the course as current as possible, the new content includes an introduction to product standards and harmonisation, while, for the engineers, there will also be guidance on engineering design.

The course is certainly timely. The new uses for cross-laminated timber are receiving positive comment from many building critics. It brings with it many advantages including a visually appealing structure, built in fire resistance and fantastic green credentials.

Delivered by members of the BM TRADA frameCHECK team, who regularly attend sites to provide best practice advice, or assist in solving problems, the course explores how cross-lam can be used, its benefits and pitfalls.

The new course is written to complement BM TRADA’s ‘Innovative Timber Construction’ book.

This recent TRADA publication has been written to expand on information provided on some alternative forms of timber construction mentioned in Timber Frame Construction 5th Edition. Four of the most common types of alternative timber walls and roofs are explored, including cross-laminated timber.

The course is designed to provide a broad overview of the subject and the specifics of building with cross laminated timber. Course content includes: manufacture, pre-processing off site, design principles and detailing, hybrid forms, shrinkage, fire and disproportionate collapse.

The cost per person including the Innovative Timber Construction Book is £229+ VAT for TRADA members (£189 without the book) and £254+ VAT for non-members (£209 without the book). To book, visit www.bmtrada.com / technicalor contact BM TRADA Training on 01494 569620/timbertraining(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)bmtrada.com

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