Join timber experts from BM TRADA and learn about the purpose and process of timber condition surveys. 

Have you been asked to obtain a timber condition survey but not sure why? 

Timber condition and structural surveys are an important way of confirming whether the timber (mainly structural timber) is performing to the requirements in which it was designed. They will identify the presence and extent of any fungal decay (wet rot and dry rot), insect damage and any other deterioration that may have occurred in an existing timber member that forms part of a structure.

The key to a survey is determining whether the timber is structurally sound, damp or rotting and, therefore, whether or not they will remain capable of supporting existing loads or of dealing with new loads that may be imposed.

These timber condition surveys are often used in conjunction with in-situ visual strength grading which provides the appropriate strength class to each timber e.g. C16 and C24.

Join timber specialist Ben Sharples for a live webinar at midday on Wednesday October 13, 2021 to learn more about how condition surveys relate to building investigation, specification and remedial works. 


Why should I attend?

The speaker will focus on the following:

  • What is a timber condition survey?
  • How is the survey carried out?
  • What is the purpose of a condition survey?
  • Which other surveys can be conducted simultaneously?

Our presenter:

Ben Sharples is the Commercial Lead for BM TRADA’s timber services focussing on timber consultancy in all aspects of timber and its uses. Ben has extensive experience of carrying out independent expert surveys and inspections on a variety of timber structures and components throughout the UK and other parts of the world.

Who the event is aimed at:

  • Structural and Civil Engineers
  • Building owners and operators  
  • Building surveyors
  • Legal 

Curious to learn more about timber condition surveys and their benefits?