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Upskilling our Future Built Environment Professionals

Tue 30 Nov 2021, 6pm - 8pm

The built environment is responsible for around 40% of global carbon emissions. Timber is an existing, proven, and scalable technology that can help overcome these operational and embodied emissions. If built environment experts want to tackle the climate crisis, then they need to learn how to design and build with timber effectively and efficiently.

Following the success of the Riverside Sunderland Design Challenge 2021 (RSUDC21), Timber Development UK is launching a new competition to engage and upskill the next generation of architects, engineers, and surveyors with the knowledge they need to build better, to build for the future – climate-resilient, energy-efficient, healthy and low-carbon - and to build with timber.

This competition, in partnership with NMITE and Passivhaus Trust, forms one of the pillars of the TDUK University Engagement Programme which is helping to make timber knowledge open-source, connecting young minds with leading experts in low-carbon construction, and embedding timber into the curriculum of UK universities.

Join us for an evening of networking at the Building Centre or virtually online to find out more about TDUKs latest university competition.

Register to attend here.


Who should attend?

This event is for UK-based built environment students, tutors, lecturers, and professors.


This event is part of the World of Wood Festival - a six-week celebration of global timber and global forests takes place from 25 October to 3 December 2021 at the Building Centre, and virtually around the world. 


The World of Wood was devised and coordinated by the UK Timber Trade Federation and CEI-Bois, representing European woodworking industries; the team has created an alliance of over 40 separate associations, organisations, businesses and campaigns representing global forest growth and development, engineered mass timber and wood-based products from Indonesia to Ghana, Australia, North America and China. 

This initiative is also supported by UK Aid, under the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s FGMC programme (Forest Governance, Markets and Climate). 

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