Forests area: 325 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 20,000
Timber has increasing appeal for architects, designers and others who specify materials for construction projects. Specifiers can now learn more about responsible timber procurement and Chain of Custody certification through our fully-accredited CPD. To date, our CPD has been delivered to more than 600 architects, engineers, contractors and clients and feedback has been very positive. In the current business climate, we will continue to deliver this popular CPD on-line. Our next online CPD workshop is taking place on Wednesday 20th January at 12.30pm. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants.
Using timber from well-managed forests that meet internationally recognised standards of legality and sustainability, certified by organisations such as PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification) is a pre-requisite for environmental assessment schemes such as BREEAM, LEED and Ska, as well as many others around the world.
Green building standards, together with public and private sector sourcing policies, are increasingly driving demand for responsibly-sourced timber. To meet client expectations, it is therefore important that designers and specifiers insist on certified timber for their projects, along with full Chain of Custody.
• The background to forest certification and its global importance
• The UK timber market and drivers for certified timber
• Certification schemes and the requirements of the UK government’s timber procurement policy
• What a model timber specification clause looks like
• How Chain of Custody certification works and the vital information you need to see.
The webinar will be presented by Charlie Law, Managing Director of Sustainable Construction Solutions, who has over 30 years’ experience in the construction sector, and extensive industry knowledge having worked for BAM, Kier and Lendlease. He is also a Director at the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), a member of the Grown in Britain Executive and a member of the Ska Technical Committee.
If you would like to participate in this free webinar please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, company and e-mail address.