Webinar: Mass Timber Insurance Playbook Launch

Date: Thursday 25th May 2023   Time: 12:00-13:00   Location: Online (Zoom)

ASBP and partners are releasing new guidance to enable a collaborative approach between construction teams and insurers, opening the door to more equitable insurance for mass timber buildings. Join us at the online launch to find out more. 

Mass timber has the potential to reduce the embodied impact of construction versus more conventional materials such as concrete and steel. It is strong and light, and as a natural material, has a strong aesthetic appeal. But, especially since the Grenfell disaster, mass timber projects have sometimes faced difficulty securing insurance.

The Mass Timber Insurance Playbook  is a direct response to the challenges developers have faced, providing guidance for all parties involved in arranging insurance – for both development and operation of projects.

The Playbook was written by insurance and building resilience specialists, to help stakeholders in the insurance and construction industries to understand each others’ priorities and language. The aim is to enable constructive communication, to help overcome gaps in understanding that sometimes hold back mass timber construction.


  • 12:00 Welcome from the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products; Simon Corbey, Director
  • 12:05 An Introduction to Built by Nature; Joe Giddings, UK Network Lead
  • 12:10 Oliver Booth, Partner, Gardiner & Theobald
  • 12:15 Eurban
  • 12:20 The Mass Timber Insurance Playbook; Jim Glockling, Glockling Consulting and Philip Callow, Mass Timber Risk Consulting
  • 12:40 Q&A
  • 13:00 Close

Key details

  • Date: Thursday 25th May
  • Time: 12:00-13:00
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Fees: Free

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