From timber to trees - an afternoon seminar on wood products

The Wood Technology Society
20 Aug 2019

The Wood Technology Society of IOM3 in collaboration with the Centre for Wood Science and Technology (Edinburgh Napier University) are jointly presenting:  From timber to trees – 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? 

Organised by Dan Ridley-Brown, the guest speakers, representing the architectural profession and wood science, are:
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.”

Their presentations will be 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

Location is:  Edinburgh Napier University, Seven Hills building
Unit 1, Seven Hills Business Park, 37 Bankhead Crossway South,
Sighthill, Edinburgh EH11 4EP.

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