After last year’s Solid Wood Solutions was declared a success by attendees and with structural timber buildings reaching new heights of up to 10 storey in the UK – this year’s Solid Wood Solutions is an event not to be missed. Wood is making further advances and continues to push boundaries within the construction industry – clients, engineers and contractors are now realising the extent of where this strong, sustainable, structural material can be taken.

With sustainability and offsite construction high on the building agenda – Solid Wood Solutions is the essential event to hear first-hand from industry leaders and innovators. Wood may be one of the world’s oldest building materials, but it is now also one of the most advanced.

This one day conference and exhibition will showcase the very best in engineered timber by creating a platform for the industry’s innovators to present some of the most prestigious projects from across the UK and Europe.

Following on from the success of the last three Solid Wood Solutions events, this year it will be taking place at the Inmarsat Conference Centre, London on 16 September and will host over 250 delegates from around the world. Speakers for this year’s event include:

·                     Tim Snelson – Associate Director – Arup Associates

“Timber in Commercial Offices”

·                     Simon Brambles – Architect – 3D Reid

“Case study on the Taplow Retail Park”

·                     Andrew Waugh – Founding Director – Waugh Thistleton Architects

“Timber systems in medium rise housing application”

·                     Alex Smith – Associate – Hawkins/Brown & Nick Milestone – Managing Director – B & K Structures

“17-21 Wenlock Road – Building a 10 Storey CLT/Hybrid structure in London”

·                     Andy Boutle – BIM Manager – Kier Construction

“Student accommodation in UEA Norwich – first project to be fully BIM level 2 compliant”

·                     Kate Edmondson – Architect – Penoyre & Prasad LLP

“Case study on Middle Row Primary School”

·                     Peter Wilson – Director of the Wood Studio – Edinburgh Napier University

“Debate – Do we need a CLT plant in the UK?”

Presentation spotlight;

Banyan Wharf, Wenlock Road is an outstanding example of how the use of solid wood in medium rise buildings is being taken to new heights. This ten storey Regal Homes development, situated within the London Borough of Hackney, has taken the title of the tallest cross laminated timber residential building in Europe. As a ground-breaking project, Banyan Wharf will be one of the most important residential buildings in London, providing 50 one, two and three bedroom apartments – all sold off plan, prior to completion. A detailed presentation of this project will be provided by a double-speaker combination of Alex Smith – Associate – Hawkins/Brown & Nick Milestone – Managing Director – B&K Structures – demonstrating how the design became delivery.

As engineered timber is one of the fastest growing modern methods of construction, this event is designed to inspire through innovation.

Tickets are just £95 +VAT