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The best of timber in architecture to be debated at Solid Wood Solutions 2018
24th May 2018

The best of timber in architecture to be debated at Solid Wood Solutions 2018

Whether creating designer elements for defining high-quality architecture such as the Warner Stand at Lords Cricket Ground or focusing on the realisation of contemporary and sustainable buildings – wood as a natural raw material has established its position and is currently undergoing a revival quite unlike any other.

Continuous technical developments and the need for sustainable management of our resources are further reasons why solid wood solutions such as cross laminated timber, laminated veneer lumber and glue laminated timber – are proving to be the material of choice for the 21st century.

Timber architecture is having its moment – however it is going to be far greater than that. It is a trend that has major potential for the future of building design and development – as will be clearly demonstrated at the Solid Wood Solutions conference and exhibition. Forming a magnificent backdrop for this event – The Oculus building at the University of Warwick, with its outstanding roof featuring massive glulam arches – will play host to Solid Wood Solutions on the 05 July 2018.

Developed to inspire and inform, Solid Wood Solutions will shine a spotlight on pioneering projects, that are gaining global attention. Through informative case studies presented by those who designed, engineered and developed celebrated solid wood structures such as:

• The ground-breaking Warner Stand at Lords Cricket Ground

• The 2018 Offsite Awards winner – Anchorage House at East India Docks

• The inspirational cancer treatment centre – Maggie’s, Oldham

• The pioneering Blackdale Student Residences

• The magnificent venue for the event – The Oculus

These presenters will be joined by specialists, academics and industry pioneers from Edinburgh University, TRADA, Buro Happold, Ramboll and Ecological Building Systems – leading offsite expert,

Darren Richards, Managing Director for Cogent Consulting will chair the Solid Wood Solutions conference and exhibition.

Full programme can be downloaded here:
https://www.solidwoodsolutions.co.uk/assets/downloads//sws_2018_programme.pdf