Communications for the built environment







Vision 2016

7-8 June 2016




We are very excited to have been asked by the team at VISION16 to put together the Wood Programme for next year’s show which takes place at London’s Olympia on 7 & 8 June 2016.


As VISION gathers momentum in its second year, we aim to build on the success of the programme we delivered at the 2015 launch event with nine hours of content across the conference and seminar programme representing the wide ranging possibilities that wood and other renewable building materials can offer to designers and engineers.


We’re looking out for the latest UK and international case studies to educate and inspire – from bespoke design to restoration and potential volume areas such as regeneration and offsite construction. We’ll also be integrating the ‘need to know’ issues such as policy, legality, certification etc so please feel free to contact us if you have something you feel would fit the bill.


VISION is an exhibition for construction professionals which in 2015 was attended by more than 3,100 architects, main contractors, clients and other professionals working within the built environment. 


Please feel free to contact us for more information about how you can get involved in the Wood programme at VISION 2016.





Knight Chapman Psychological

21 November 2015


We're very pleased to be appointed by Knight Chapman Psychological (KCP), the Lewes based consultancy of Chartered Occupational Psychologists. The Company, which specialises in graduate and managerial assessment, researches, develops and publishes cognitive ability tests, personality and motivation questionnaires and simulation exercises working with clients in the UK, USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Not exactly our field we hear you say - but in fact, a perfect fit with our commitment to workplace education and career development.


Founded in 1988, KCP is led by Andy Roberts BSc, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS - a practising Occupational Psychologist for more than 40 years who has worked with many leading psychologists, including Peter Saville, Roger Holdsworth, Sylvia Downs, Meredith Belbin, and Michael Pearn.


Andy is highly regarded in his field and is the driving force behind KCP's research.  He is the author of numerous tests, questionnaires and assessment tools and designs & delivers all of KCP’s training and e-learning solutions.


Andy is a BPS Verifier, a BPS Verified Assessor and is on the Register of Applied Psychology Supervisors.



Events celebrating the 2014 Wood Awards

19 November 2014



We’re working with the timber industry’s promotional campaign Wood For Good to bring you two seminars celebrating the culmination of the prestigious Wood Awards 2014.


Both events take place at London’s The Building Centre and are free to attend.

The first event, 'Wood Awards 2014: Judges' selection' takes place at 2.00 pm on Wednesday 19th November. An exceptional line-up of speakers will present a selection of outstanding shortlisted projects from across the categories of this year’s Awards.


Wood Awards Judges, Andrew Laurence of Arup and renowned furniture maker John Wilkie, will be sharing tips and guidance on what they look for in a shortlisted project.


Case studies include the Endless Stair, Alfriston Swimming Pool and the exquisite new Oak furniture for St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. 


To register for this event Book online


The second event. Modernising History is a pre-Christmas evening celebration exploring how offsite timber construction methods have spanned history, how wood is bringing new life to historic buildings and how history is being presented in 21st Century buildings. 


Architect Adam Richards will present the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft and Restoration architect Jon Greenfield will be talking about the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. 


Offsite timber construction methods old and new will be explored by the timber specialist responsible for the Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Peter McCurdy and John Spittle of Wiehag – currently onsite with Canary Wharf Crossrail Station.


To register for this event book online



Vision London

2-3 June 2015



Watch this space for news about Vision - a brand new event for architects, specifiers, clients and suppliers which is launching in June 2015 at Olympia, London.


We've been asked to help to develop the Future Materials seminar stream and we're going to be focusing on wood.  We'll be devising two 90 minute seminars looking at recent innovations derived from wood and wood products.  So please feel free to contact us if you are or have been involved in a project you think would fit the brief.  This could be material innovation or methodology, an architectural or engineering project or bespoke furniture design.


Vision is being launched by VL Events and will look at architecture and design in residential and commercial buildings, across cities, urban landscapes and rural communities.


As the show’s director, Michael Costain, explains;


“We are launching Vision to provide those working in architecture and specification with an opportunity to discover innovative solutions to architectural challenges and to share professional experience and best practice. As Vision is the only event in the UK focusing purely on innovations for the built environment, it will be a ‘must-see’ for all those with an interest in the future of architecture and design.”


Vision combines an exhibition with a unique information programme including over 100 speakers in free-to-attend conferences, seminars, workshops, breakfast briefings and practical demonstrations. The conference programme will include compelling lectures over the two days of the event, covering a range of topics.


There will also be a series of practical and informative seminars, featuring 80 speakers, on themes ranging from technology and architecture, through to future materials, regulations and standards and sustainable architecture and design.


Over 150 exhibitors will be at Vision, ranging from multinational companies to young and emerging enterprises.





Future City, Future Wood

23 October 2014



The Building Centre, London WC1E 7BT

23 October 2014, 9.00 am – 4.30 pm


We’re very excited to be welcoming an international team of architects and engineers who will be presenting ‘Future City, Future Wood’ – a one-day Seminar and Master Class which takes place on Thursday 23 October at The Building Centre in London. The event, which is sponsored by Stora Enso Building Solutions as part of the Wood Talks series, will explore the growing use of CLT internationally for major regeneration projects.  


A day in two halves, the Seminar session in the morning will feature London’s Elephant & Castle regeneration, Barmbek - a community self-build project Hamburg and Helsinki’s unique ‘Wood City’.  Also on the morning’s agenda is CLT’s suitability for specialist educational and health applications where health & wellbeing is a major design consideration.  The London Borough of Hackney’s newly completed Ickburgh School for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties provides the case study.


In the afternoon Master Class session a team of specialist engineers and experts including members of the Stora Enso Building Solutions R & D department will present the latest CLT knowledge on topics ranging from fire and acoustics to costing, designing for manufacture.  There will also be an informative round-up of R&D activities currently underway in Central Europe.




Booking is essential


For more information or to reserve a place



Launching Fire Door Safety Week 2014

15 September 2014



The Wood Talks Autumn programme launches at The Building Centre at 10.30 am on Monday 15 September with ‘Fire Door Safety: The issues and the solutions. The event marks the beginning of Fire Door Safety Week – a campaign which aims to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors.

The initiative is the brainchild of the of the British Woodworking Federation’s BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door & Doorset Scheme and the UK’s Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS). It looks at commercial, public and multiple occupancy buildings, drawing attention to issues such as poor installation and maintenance. Building owners and users are encouraged to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.


Speakers at the one day event include Victoria Lowry and Charlie Pugsley of London Fire Brigade and Mark Healey, Chairman of Devon and Somerset Fire Authority.

The event begins at 11.00 am with a live streaming of TRADA’s live fire door burn.

Tickets cost £45.00.

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