BEGINS the event blurb: “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 Timber Accelerator Hub set out to change this.
“There were three 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 and 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; and
“To identify, initiate or support further work required to overcome these challenges.”