Woodbuild Wales 2018 – CIE-MAP


Carbon budgets and the role of timber

Woodbuild Wales 2018 Conference and Expo

On the 14th June 2018, Dr Jannik Giesekam, Research Fellow, the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) will speak about carbon budgets and the role of timber at the Woodbuild Wales 2018 Conference and Expo. The event will be held at Cardiff Metropolitan University and is organised by Woodknowledge Wales.

Excerpt from the Woodbuild Wales Website

Offsite timber construction has the potential to substantially improve the efficiency of housing delivery in Wales. But will the shift from site-based building to factory-based manufacturing also improve the quality of outcome? If so, how? If not, what needs to change? In order to create more desirable outcomes, do we need to reconceive the delivery of housing in the way that Toyota re-thought the car?

This year, the Woodbuild Wales conference and expo, will draw inspiration from the manufacturing revolution led by Toyota with their transformative focus on skills, supply chain collaboration, and deep commitment to continuous improvement. Experts in both construction theory and practice will address the systemic and specific obstacles to, and opportunities for, delivering quality outcomes in offsite timber housing.

The morning sessions will shed light on some of the emerging metrics for quality and explore the role of building performance evaluation (BPE). The afternoon session will provide real-world responses from leading practitioners. As always with Woodknowledge Wales events, ample time is allocated for discussion and debate.

Ultimately, by creating forums for the exploration and sharing of knowledge and ideas, Woodknowledge Wales hopes to inspire new added-value collaborations in the timber supply chain from the client to the forest. Read more…

A detailed overview of the conference including a copy of the provisional programme is available via the Woodbuild Wales website.
Further information about the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP).
A brief overview of the End Use Energy Demand Centres (EUED) Centres.