The Mass Timber Academy:
your path to lifelong
structured continuing professional education for architecture & engineering professionals
View of Multiply hardwood cross laminated timber structure from the Sackler Centre. Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects and engineered by Arup, with lighting design by SEAM. Photo credit Ed Reeve courtesy of AHEC.
today's environmental challenges place urgent emphasis on the need for greater use of renewable materials in construction
This has highlighted the potential of solid laminate timber systems to help deliver zero carbon responses to contemporary construction opportunities.
keep abreast of developments in mass timber technology - the fastest growing sector of the global construction industry
The Mass Timber Academy provides in-depth knowledge of the different solid laminate timber systems available to support innovation in their use by architects & engineers.
It's structured learning programme contains all the up-to-date, detailed information participants need on the appropriate use of each mass timber product & system available today.
the Mass Timber Academy offers five tiers of continuing professional education to match each stage of your timber career
Whether you are a student, early career professional, SME, timber intrapreneur or timber innovator, we have a programme for you.
Go to our membership page to find out which tier matches your needs!
“THE MTA FILLS THE GAP THAT MANY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS LEAVE, OR BARELY SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF, PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE AND DIRECT PLACE TO LEARN STUDY AND UNDERSTAND TIMBER DESIGN."
ELLENA LESLIE / PART 2, STUDENT PRESIDENT @ UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING, STUDENT MEMBER
Timber Design Initiatives Ltd was formed in 2015 to facilitate three things: the education of construction professionals in the use of timber and, in particular, mass timber systems and advanced timber technologies; second, to stimulate innovation in the use of timber in construction by working with companies to research, develop and bring to market new timber processes, products and systems; and third, the development of demonstration projects that utilise new timber products and systems.
Headed by architect, author and critic Peter Wilson, Timber Design Initiatives Ltd was founded upon his two decades of R&D experience in all aspects of timber design and construction and his compelling urge to disseminate knowledge about advances in timber technology to the widest possible constituency of construction professionals. In line with the first of its objectives, Timber Design Initiatives Ltd has organised conferences, seminars, lectures and workshops throughout the UK for organisations such as Wood for Good. The creation of the Mass Timber Academy builds upon this experience to provide a new, distinctive and life-long approach to professional education.
We can be found at our office in Edinburgh, UK, but can also be contacted via email or on the phone.
Timber Design Initiatives Ltd
90a Constitution Street,
+44 (0)131 554 8643