Webinar | Learn how timber is leading construction’s net zero recovery

Webinar: Learn how timber is leading construction’s net zero recovery

ARTICLE · By Confederation of Timber Industries · 9 July 2020

Join this virtual webinar hosted by Building Magazine and the Confederation of Timber Industries to learn how timber is leading construction’s net zero recovery following lockdown.

Thursday 23 July, 11 am – 12 noon via Building Magazine

Amidst calls from the Construction Leadership Council for the industry to ‘reinvent’ itself in the Road to Recovery, manufacturing and decarbonisation are set to be of increasing importance as firms seek to rise to a rapidly evolving set of demands from major clients, including Government. Thanks to the ability of wood to absorb and store carbon, modern engineering and innovation, and ease of use for manufacturing, wood is rising to prominence as a construction material of the future.

Hear from our speakers on the role of timber in our recovery, achieving Net Zero, as well as a comparative view of France which recently introduced a requirement for public buildings to be 50% timber.

Simon Rawlinson, Head of Strategic Research and Insight, Arcadis UK

Simon heads the Arcadis Strategic Research and Insight team. He has over 20 years’ experience in construction and built environment research and innovation. He is a well-known commentator in the construction industry, has regularly contributed to Building magazine and other publications since 1995 and is an active speaker on the construction sector conference circuit.

Simon has been closely involved in a number of government initiatives to improve construction industry performance. He actively participated in the development of the UK Government’s digital design strategy and served on the Executive Board of the CIC, the industry body representing professional bodies in the construction industry. Simon previously chaired the research committee of the British Council for Offices.

Simon is currently a member of the Construction Leadership Council Board. He has played a key role in the development of the Construction Industry Sector Deal focused on digital, manufacture and whole life performance and is currently part of the task group dealing with Covid19 recovery.


Jonathan Falkingham MBE, founder & creative director, Urban Splash

As an architect, Jonathan has been doing it in the North West since 1991, when he set up super fresh design practice, shedkm.

He founded Urban Splash in 1993, with the lovely Mr Bloxham and has been the creative force behind big projects ranging from Fort Dunlop to his own award-winning house in Liverpool. Jonathan has day to day responsibility for creative strategy and design direction and continues to be highly committed to good architecture – amongst his other roles he acts as a trustee of the RIBA.

Chaired by: Thomas Lane, Building’s Technical Editor

Responsible for the projects section which covers architecture and technical. This includes regulations, sustainability, innovation and best practice. Thomas also looks after the economics section of the magazine.

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