Two of BM TRADA’s newest courses are taking place later this summer

With research showing that timber frame housing continues to grow at a significant rate, BM TRADA’s is expecting a packed house for its popular timber frame construction training course.

Delivered by members of the BM TRADA frameCHECK team, who regularly attend sites to provide best practice advice, or assist in solving problems, the courses are written to complement BM TRADA’s fifth edition ‘Timber Frame Construction’ book.

The training course aims to provide a better overall understanding of timber frame during design, the construction phase and in use. Course content includes: Building Regulations; thermal bridging; air tightness; fire safety; acoustic performance; and cladding.

Aimed at members of the timber frame industry, contractors, architects, specifiers, and insurance companies, the day-long course takes place on September 29.

The cost per person including the Timber Frame Construction Book is £219 + VAT for TRADA members (£189 without the book) and £269 + VAT for non-members (£239 without the book).

Meanwhile to keep its cross-laminated timber course as current as possible, 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 BM TRADA’s website.