This FREE five-part series curated by BM TRADA focuses on structural timber engineering, and covers structural timber products, designing for durability, and timber connections.


Course Dates:


15 March 2022 · 12:00–13:30 GMT

Introducing timber and how it is handled as a structural material with Dr James Norman, Professor of Sustainable Design, University of Bristol, and Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe, Principal Engineer – Structural Timber, Warringtonfire

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22 March 2022 · 12:00–13:30 GMT

Understanding structural timber products, how they are made and for what purposes they are used with Hugh Mansfield-Williams, Technical Manager, BM TRADA, and Andrew King, Director, Constructional Timber

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30 March 2022 · 12:00–13:30 BST

Key differences between structural timber and structural steel with Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe, Principal Engineer – Structural Timber, Warringtonfire, and Ishan Abeysekera, Senior Engineer, Arup

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05 April 2022 · 12:00–13:30 BST

Designing with moisture in mind in new and old timber buildings with Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director, Arup, and Lewis Taylor, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA

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12 April 2022 · 12:00–13:30 BST

How timber components are connected with Dr Jose-Manuel Cabrero, Professor of Timber, University of Navarra, and Dr Adrian Leijten, Professor of Timber Engineering (Retired) at Eindhoven University of Technology

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