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Homegrown Timber CPD for Specifiers: Unlocking the Potential of Sustainable Timber in Construction

26th April 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Our Homegrown Timber CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified webinar is tailored for architects, designers, and construction material specifiers. In this one-hour session, participants will gain valuable insights into the world of responsibly sourced certified homegrown timber, including its applications, benefits, and the important role it plays in sustainable construction practices in the UK. 

Key Details: 

  • Date & Time: 26th of April, 13:00 – 14:00 BST 
  • Joining Instructions: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: Free of charge 
  • Register here

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What You Will Gain: 

  1. Understand the importance of responsibly sourced certified homegrown timber in a country with low forest cover and heavy dependence on timber imports 
  2. Learn practical methods to specify homegrown softwoods and hardwoods, supported by real-life examples of products and applications. 
  3. Gain insights into the UK timber market, certified schemes (CPET), and responsible sourcing measures that should be applied in construction projects. 
  4. Explore the nuances of specifying softwood timber, including the difference between C16 and C24, ensuring informed decision-making. 
  5. Understand the Woodstock hardwood study, highlighting the challenges and opportunities in utilizing hardwood, a resource often underutilized. 
  6. Case studies showcasing the effective use of homegrown timber in construction projects. 

Webinar Presenter: Charlie Law 

Charlie Law, brings over 30 years of experience in the construction sector. Having worked with industry giants including BAM, Kier, and Lendlease, Charlie is a renowned expert in sustainable construction. As the Head of Construction & ESG at the Pallet Loop and Sustainability Director at Timber Development UK (TDUK), he is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive insights into the subject matter.