Forests area: 325 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 20,000
PEFC UK will be a partner at one of the most exciting timber events to be held this summer – Solid Wood Solutions. This one-day conference and exhibition will feature pioneering projects through informative case studies, presented by those who have conceived and developed buildings that are gaining global attention. Solid Wood Solutions will also provide a great opportunity to gain insight and network with those who are shaping the future of the engineered timber industry - especially engineered wood products such as cross laminated timber (CLT) – nearly 60% of CLT in the UK is PEFC-certified – and Glulam.
The move is part of PEFC’s on-going ‘Designing the Future with Sustainable Timber’ global campaign that aims to raise awareness of and demand for PEFC-certified timber within the global construction sector and demonstrate responsible forest management plus why Chain of Custody certification is so important to timber destined for construction use.
Architects, designers and those specifying building materials for construction projects are increasingly turning to timber to deliver energy efficient and sustainable buildings. As a result, more and more public and private sector procurement policies are seeking evidence of certified timber and specifying PEFC-certified materials enables contractors to provide such assurances. Many landmark schemes in the UK have used PEFC-certified solid wood including the developments at the University of East Anglia’s Blackdale Campus, the new Abbey Wood Crossrail station and the award-winning Dalston Lane project located in the London Borough of Hackney – which at nearly 34m tall is one the world’s largest load bearing cross laminated timber (CLT) structures.
Speakers at Solid Wood Solutions include Arup, Buro Happold, Ramboll, PLP Architecture, KLH UK, Wiehag, Waugh Thistleton, TRADA and many more. The event will take place on 5 July at The Oculus, University of Warwick. For more information or to download the full conference programme visit here
As the world’s largest forest certification system, PEFC-certified timber is available from 39 countries. PEFC is one of the most commonly recognised global labels for sustainable forest management. Its distinctive ‘two trees’ logo appears on forest products around the world providing assurances of legal and sustainable sourcing.