Timber Design Initiatives raison d’être is to deliver Europe-wide approaches to education, innovation and demonstration of best practice in the use of wood in architecture, design and construction through applied research collaborations with academia and industry. TDI seeks to identify new and innovative ideas that, through market appraisal, research, development and rigorous testing, have clear potential to be mainstreamed commercially.
The Mass Timber Academy is the company’s structured Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programme on the manufacture, design and application of solid laminate timber systems.
The nature of a career is changing, with the average tenure in a job now reduced to 4.5 years - less than the half-life of a learned skill. Continuous learning is therefore critical for your career longevity and success, with information and knowledge available at all times over a range of mobile platforms. Thus, learning with the Mass Timber Academy can be targeted and carried out at your own pace, throughout your career, allowing you to define and control the path you wish to follow.
The Mass Timber Academy is a new and innovative approach to continuing professional education for architects, engineers and other construction professionals.
It's structured learning programme offers participants the opportunity to gain detailed knowledge of the range of mass timber products and systems available today and to understand the appropriate uses of each.
There are five key bands of Mass Timber Academy memberships, depending on where you are in your lifelong education journey in mass timber.
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.
who runs the MTA?
The combination of climate change, energy challenges and increasing demands for circular economy building solutions has placed new emphasis on renewable material solutions in construction. This has highlighted the potential of solid laminate timber systems to help deliver zero carbon responses to contemporary construction opportunities.
The term mass timber embraces a variety of solid laminate timber systems such as cross laminated timber (CLT), dowel laminated timber (DLT), glulam, laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and nail laminated timber (NLT). The Mass Timber Academy has been established to provide in-depth knowledge of the different systems available in this rapidly-evolving sector and to support innovation in their use by architects and engineers.
why mass timber?
The combination of climate change, energy challenges and increasing demands for circular economy building solutions has placed new emphasis on renewable material solutions in construction. This has highlighted the potential of solid laminate timber systems to help deliver zero carbon responses to contemporary construction opportunitie