Timber Expo has radically overhauled its programme of seminars for 2012, to make learning an even more central component of the exhibition. In 2012 all the seminars will be FREE and focused in the three theatres in the main exhibition at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. And the theatres themselves will also be part of the communication and education process, comprising a SIPs and engineered wood structure, a timber frame design and a third, yet to be announced timber-based build system.
While a number of seminars will be led by show sponsors, the majority will feature independent speakers, chosen for their knowledge and expertise in specific, topical areas, plus case-studies of projects drawn from the 2012 Wood Awards shortlist.
Products entered for the new TRADA and Timber Expo sponsored TTJ Timber Innovation Award will form another focus, as will the latest developments in managing timber frame construction site fire risk.
Issue-based seminars will cover a range of topics, including the government's Green Deal, Building Regs Part L amendments, the EU Timber Regulation, building information modelling (BIM), Passivhaus, environmental product declarations (EPDs), CE marking and the EU Construction Products Regulation. Similarly wide-ranging will be the building product presentations; looking, among other areas, at timber connections, SIPs, modified wood, timber cladding, and green oak.
This is one of the UK's most comprehensive timber sector seminar and presentation programmes ever created with a total of 84 speakers and 42 sessions over the two days of the show, with theatre capacity for these to reach 3000 delegates.
Delegates do not need to pre-register for the seminar sessions but they will need to register FREE of charge to enter the show.
As specifiers want proof they've attended learning events, to fulfil their continuing professional development commitments, the plan is also to secure CPD accreditation across the seminar content - an added attraction for the timber industry's key audience.
For more information visit: www.timber-expo.co.uk.