Webinar recording of the launch event for the phase 1 report of the Timber Accelerator Hub project. Hear more about the findings from the first year and next steps for the Hub going forwards.
About the Timber Accelerator Hub
As the UK built environment sector seeks to transition towards greater use of timber and other bio-based materials to reduce the embodied carbon emissions of new buildings, major challenges are being experienced. These are leading developers, clients and their design and construction teams to turn back to more carbon-intensive construction methods before the project starts on site.
Mass timber is an incredibly useful tool in the fight to mitigate climate change, but it is a tool that is currently unattainable for many. The TAH set out to change this.
There were 3 aims in the first phase:
- To investigate in detail the major challenges preventing the wider adoption of mass timber across the UK; insurance, fire performance & the regulatory environment.
- To establish the TAH as a network hub for key stakeholders to develop industry collaboration with the aim of overcoming these specific challenges.
- To identify, initiate or support further work required to overcome these challenges.
Find out more about the Timber Accelerator Hub and its outputs over the past year here.
13:00: Welcome from ASBP – Simon Corbey, Director, ASBP
13:05: Timber Accelerator Hub – Phase 1 report, findings and next steps – Joe Giddings, UK Networks Lead, Built By Nature & Project Director of the TAH from April ’21 – March ‘22
13:30: Panel discussion – key Timber Accelerator Hub stakeholders
- Joe Giddings, UK Networks Lead, Built By Nature
- Dayo Shittu-Balogun, Associate, Eurban
- Phil Callow, Founder and Principal, Mass Timber Risk Consulting
- Kelly Harrison, Associate Director, Whitby Wood
- Mario Lara Lederman, Technical Lead, Lendlease
- Clare Harrison, Development Director, The Crown Estate