Timber panel products and engineered timber products

This seminar looks at the different engineered timber products and panels available and their applications and considers the examples of current use which have pushed out the boundaries of design.


June 7 2017 • 2.00pm
to 4.30pm


Adam Turner 0118 987 4900 adam.turner@riba.org


Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD, Oxford


Non-member - £106.80 (£89 + VAT)

Student member - £18 (£15 + VAT)

Member - £74.40 (£62 + VAT)

Letterhead - CPD 2017


Non-member - £106.80 (£89 + VAT)

Student member - £18 (£15 + VAT)

Member - £74.40 (£62 + VAT)

Since the invention of durable weatherproof adhesives in the last 100 years there has been continuous development of a variety of wood-based products, either as panels or as structural sections that can be used instead of solid wood.

There will be discussion on design do’s and don’ts and the implications of the circular economy for timber, a cradle to grave and beyond approach.

The content of the presentation follows on from the 2016 core cpd presentations, but is equally stand alone.

Part 1:

Different engineered timber products and panels and their applications
Examples of current use which have pushed out the boundaries of design

Part 2:

Greater detail in how to use / specify engineered timber products and panels, with case studies of different timbers - pros/cons
Cradle to grave design methodology
Focus on some more do's and don'ts in construction detailing using engineered timber products and timber panels.

Speaker: Tim Belden, TRADA

Tim is currently the Trada University Engagement Programme Manager, with a Masters Degree in Timber Building Conservation. He is responsible for delivering timber related lectures to under graduate and post graduate students at universities throughout the UK studying architecture or engineering related studies.

He has seen the construction industry from all angles, client, consultant, contractor and educator and in the latter role has been responsible for developing several courses in construction and engineering. He has also been a consultant, a millwright and a civil engineer.

Tim has worked on many listed buildings grades I, II* and II, carrying out timber conservation work, mainly in traditional English hardwoods. He has given advice on heritage issues, for planning submissions for carrying out listed building work, emergency works and potential stabilising works required on a scheduled ancient monument. He has written articles for the society of protection of ancient buildings and a trade magazine. He has a real passion for wood as a material and traditional wood working and carpentry skills.

How to book
Course booking form, and further details on the course content and structure can be found on the flyer and booking form or by emailing Adam Turner.  

Core Curriculum topics: 1. Climate 2. Designing it and building it