Wood Technology Society seminar – from timber to trees

11 Sep 2019
Sighthill, Edinburgh

Organised by the Wood Technology Society and the Centre for Wood Science and Technology

From timber to trees – the Wood Technology Society and the Centre for Wood Science and Technology (Edinburgh Napier University) are jointly presenting an afternoon seminar on wood products in the round.

Wood is renewable and recyclable – but where does it fit in the circular economy? Is the best first use of wood as trees? How does wood help maintain and improve our existing buildings, and what does the future hold thanks to recent advances in wood science and timber engineering?

We have three guest speakers:

Annie Pollock – “How trees and shrubs can contribute to improving poor air quality”
Mila Duncheva – “Timber products for retrofit in the UK – market potential, applications analysis and next steps”
Martin Ansell – “Recent advances in wood science and timber engineering”

Followed by a discussion on the potential for trees as part of the built environment.

The event is free, but please book a ticket via Eventbrite 

3pm until 5pm, Wednesday 11th September
Edinburgh Napier University, Seven Hills Building, Unit 1, 37 Bankhead Crossway South, Sighthill, Edinburgh EH11 4EP  ( what3words: short.trunk.help )

This seminar is linked to the objectives of the InFutUReWood project – “How should we build today to be able to circulate tomorrow?”

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Edinburgh Napier University
Seven Hills Building, Unit 1
37 Bankhead Crossway South,
Sighthill, Edinburgh
EH11 4EP
United Kingdom

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