Training opportunities in the offsite Construction Sector

Here are details of a wide range of available courses, along with contact details for you to get in touch direct and make further enquiries.

Please note: enquiries should be made directly to the providers rather than through ARV Solutions. Whilst we have tried to bring together as much information as possible to help people interested in developing their career through training, we take no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information we pass on.

 

Click on the links below to be taken to course details:

MOBIE : Ministry of Building Innovation & Education

MSc Timber Engineering - Edinburgh Napier University 

BSc Civil & Timber Engineering - Edinburgh Napier University 

MSc in applied Building Information Modelling & Management - Dublin Institute of Technology

Timber Frame Construction - TRADA 

CPD Topics for Engineers - TRADA 

CPD Topics for Architects - TRADA 

Internal Auditing – Chain of Custody - TRADA 

Internal Auditing - Integrated Management Systems - TRADA 

Internal Auditing – Information Security Management - TRADA 

Internal Auditing – Quality Management Systems - TRADA 

Lead Auditor - TRADA 

Internal Auditing – Environmental Management Systems - TRADA 

Internal Auditing – Occupational Health & Safety - TRADA 

Internal Auditing – Lead Auditor Conversion H & S - TRADA 

Environmental – Air tightness Testing (CPD) - TRADA 

Environmental – Chain of Custody - TRADA 

Timber Fire Doors - TRADA 

Timber Grading – Visual Strength Softwood - TRADA 

Timber Grading – Visual Strength Softwood (Refresher) - TRADA 

Timber Grading – Visual Strength Hardwood - TRADA

Scaffold Board Grading - TRADA 

Scaffold Board Inspection -TRADA 

Eurocode 5 – Design to Eurocode 5 - TRADA 

Eurocode 5 – Design to Eurocode 5 (Connections) - TRADA 

Wood Campus – Various Timber Courses Online 

Foundation Course on Timber/Certificate Course on Timber/Diploma Course on Timber - The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining / The Wood Rechnology Society

Machinery And Equipment Training - British Woodworking Federation 

Health & Safety Training - British Woodworking Federation 

Site Work Training - British Woodworking Federation 

Management & Supervisory Training - British Woodworking Federation 

Timber & Sustainability Training - British Woodworking Federation 

OSAT: On-Site Assessment and Training - British Woodworking Federation 

BWF Online Academy (E-Learning) - British Woodworking Federation 

BWF Funding for Training - British Woodworking Federation Funding for Training 

BWF APPRENTICESHIPS - British Woodworking Federation  Apprenticeships

BIM Level 2 Essentials - BRE Academy

BIM Level 2 for Site Managers - BRE Academy

BIM Level 2 for Information Managers - BRE Academy

BREEAM Associate - BRE Academy

 

Course Details 

MOBIE

From lectures by leading industry professionals to live project briefs and engaging with real sites, clients and technologies, MOBIE courses have been structured to help you respond creatively to the challenges of home building. You’ll work collaboratively from initial design to implementation, while addressing developing opportunities in the industry, such as new technologies, digitisation, energy efficiency and sustainable design.

MOBIE provides unique educational pathways that will provide you with the skills for a changing industry, We have created an educational pathway from BTEC through to post graduate, ensuring that you can access the learning that you want and the construction industry needs. We want our students to take full advantage of new technologies to provide safer, healthier and more affordable places to live that use less energy to build and run.

https://www.mobie.org.uk/courses

MSc Timber Engineering - Edinburgh Napier University

Timber is, in many respects, the ideal construction material, particularly in terms of its structural attributes and environmental efficiency. There is an increasing demand to use timber as a building material, which has created the need for qualified engineers with specialised knowledge and appropriate expertise in this area. You will learn the principles of designing a timber structure, particularly considering the nature of the material itself and its properties.

 Timber is becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable construction material, creating more and more opportunities for engineers who want to work with this unique resource. This course, the only one of its kind in the UK, meets a demand for suitably qualified construction professionals by developing the diverse range of skills of those that are already in, or would like to enter the timber industry.

You'll become a competent and resourceful timber engineer, equipped with the relevant training in analysis, design and assessment of timber structural systems. This both satisfies the needs of the timber industry and meets the academic requirements appropriate for chartered membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institute of Highway Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation. This means you will not only graduate with a postgraduate degree but a highly respected professional qualification.

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk  for further information.

You'll develop the ability to analyse, design and assess timber structural systems and assemblies as well as useful transferable skills in presentation, communication and team work.

Course Enquiries: 08452 60 60 40

http://www.courses.napier.ac.uk/courses.aspx?ID=%2fW52710.htm

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BSc Civil & Timber Engineering - Edinburgh Napier University

This course will first equip you with the general civil engineering skills you need develop the systems and structures that allow our society to operate efficiently.

You'll then delve more deeply into the properties and potential of timber in major construction projects. Combining mathematical and design skills, as well as communication and management abilities, this role will appeal if you have an enquiring, technical mind and love problem solving.

Course Enquiries 08452 60 60 40

http://www.courses.napier.ac.uk/CivilandTimberEngineering_U52207.htm

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MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management - Dublin Institute of Technology

The MSc in Applied Building information Modelling Management (aBIMM) is a multi-disciplinary programme which is open to graduates of building design and construction related programmes, including architects, engineers, surveyors, architectural technologists, and construction and facilities managers. The programme is managed in the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies (SMDT) but is delivered by the complete range of domain-specific BIM experts from aross the College of Engineering and Built Environment in the areas of School of ArchitectureOLD, Building Services Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, and Surveying (Quantity and Geomatics).

The duration of the full MSc programme is between 2.5 and 3 years. However, you can also exit the programme after the following durations and with the following awards:

1 year: Postgraduate Certification in BIM Technologies

2 years: Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM

Typically modules are delivered in 4, 8 or 12 week blocks where content is delivered module-by-module.

http://www.dit.ie/bim/

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Timber Frame Construction - TRADA

This one day course is written to provide practical information of all aspects of timber frame construction. It explores reasons why timber frame has become such a popular method of building and aims to provide a better overall understanding of timber frame during design, the construction phase and in use. 

Course content 

Industry Overview | Design for durability | building regulations | foundations | Level thresholds | Wall Air tightness 

Thermal Bridging | Party wall thermal bypass | Fire safety | Services and linings | Acoustic performance | Differential movement

Cladding

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com 

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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CPD Topics for Engineers - TRADA

The one hour session will be held at your premises and the talk will be delivered by one of TRADA Technology's qualified structural engineers. Sessions can be arranged for a time convenient to you practice.

We encourage smaller groups to get together wherever possible and will endeavour to assist in finding other companies in your locality.

If you would like to book a session or have any questions, please contact Michelle Jospeh by email at mjoseph@trada.co.uk  Topics available 

1. Craftsmanship & timber engineering for heavy framing

The use of green timbers from local resources is very sustainable. Craftsmen work heavy sections in a practical manner, so we require close team collaboration. Building size and form influence design decisions, whether working in the "vernacular," with an "engineered structure," or providing a totally innovative design - examples will be shown of each. This talk accompanies a major new TRADA Technology publication, which is reviewed. Topics include strength grading green oak, and the treatment of movement in use and creep. 

2. Wide-span sports structures in timber

A series of world-wide case studies shows more than twenty wide span sports structures for all the main Olympic events, as well as multi-purpose halls, domes and arenas. Materials and connection options are also covered. These impressive buildings use prefabricated components, with straight or curved elements, in simple or compound arrangements. The talk is supported by a new TRADA and Wood for Good publication in which the range of structural forms is presented with classifications of span ranges, configurations and structural actions. 

3. Eurocodes for timber

Eurocode 5 and its National Annex operate with Eurocode 0, Basis of Design, and Eurocode 1, Structural Actions. All published, these give timber structures an identical basis to steel and concrete, saving time and simplifying comparisons. Through the code, we introduce the best materials and techniques from the Nordic Region and other parts of Europe. Eurocode 5 also provides a logical approach for the three main classes of serviceability control. The talk deals with moisture and time dependent effects in timber.

4. Load-carrying connections for timberwork 

In timber engineering, expressed connections are often an attractive feature. Types and arrangements are more varied than with steel, for example. So appropriate connection arrangements need to be taken into account at an early design stage. Calculations using Eurocodes and Standards are introduced. The potential failure modes are shown, using brief numerical examples. Innovative connection systems, durability, and fire resistance are also discussed. Demountable structures are important for "legacy" projects, and timber is especially suited to such demands. 

5. Repair & conservation of timber structures

Often hidden from view, timber is the major structural material in most roofs, many floors and load-bearing walls. Its conservation relates to "sustainability," as well as preserving national and regional cultures. The wide range of timber forms and species is introduced. Listed "buildings" include bridges, mills and many other types. Deterioration, decay and damage are discussed, and an understanding is provided of carpentry, as well as timber engineering techniques. Modern codes and standards provide guidance when interpreted flexibly. 

6. Structural Timber Composites

Structural Timber Composites (STC's) offer lightness of structural mass and of architectural appearance. They give stable sections that are uniformly dry throughout. They are resistant in fire and under chemical exposure. These are all materials that are Quality Certified to harmonised European standards. Sources of supply from sustainable forests are introduced. The design principles are explained, with short worked examples. Optimum spans are discussed, and a gallery of Case Studies is presented, to illustrate the many opportunities and possible end-uses. 

7. Sustainability with timber structures

Substituting for less environmentally friendly materials and storing carbon through forest products encourages regeneration, sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere. Timber requires low energy inputs for processing and exhibits good thermal properties. Schemes for certified timber are recognised for contracts under UK Public Timber Procurement. The Forest Stewardship Council is implemented through "TRADA Trak," and its accreditation procedures are explained. For "Wood Miles," British and other European timbers score well, whilst some tropical suppliers are also progressing towards similar certification. 

8. Timber bridges

Exciting contemporary footbridges, light vehicular access crossings, and even main highway bridges, interest both engineers and architects. Sustainability requirements are met, and designers need to know that using modern materials and techniques, an excellent appearance combines with durability and robustness. For the engineering, a Eurocode on timber bridges is now published. Exciting case studies show the wide choice of structural forms. The selection of suitable timbers and composite materials, with durable connections, is explained, together with protective measures.

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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CPD Topics for Architects - TRADA

The one hour session will be held at your premises and the talk will be delivered by one of TRADA Technology's professional consultants with qualifications including architecture, building technology and wood science. 

Sessions can be arranged at a time convenient to your practice.

We encourage smaller groups to get together wherever possible and will endeavour to assist in finding other companies in your locality.

If you would like to book a session or have any questions, please contact Michelle Joseph by email at mjoseph@trada.co.uk 

Topics available 

1. Innovative contemporary timber buildings 

This presentation considers the advantages of using timber for structure, and for other components in today's architecture. It establishes the principles of good practice in design and specification and illustrates the points using examples of recently completed projects. 

2. The Code for Sustainable Homes 

The new Code for Sustainable Homes was published by the government in December 2006 and becomes effective in England (only) from April 2007. The government has stated that it wants all new homes to achieve zero carbon rating status by 2016. This talk introduces delegates to the requirements of the Code. 

3. Getting the best out of timber 

This presentation aims to increase the delegates' confidence and ability to specify timber correctly by providing greater understanding of the properties and behaviour of timber and illustrating how these influence design, specification and performance. 

4. Achieving durability by design with timber construction

Equips delegates with the ability to define performance and maintenance expectations and then to detail and specify timber construction elements appropriately. Illustrated with examples including some of TRADA's own designs. 

5. External timber cladding - design & specification

Timber cladding provides an attractive and durable finish to buildings but these attributes will only be realised through understanding and adoption of appropriate design principles and material selection. Provides guidance on alternative forms, design best-practice and selection of suitable species. 

6. Building sustainably with timber 

Explains the fact and fiction surrounding the environmental credentials of timber. Provides the information needed to distinguish genuinely sustainable, certified forest products such as those complying with Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) requirements. 

7. Environmental awareness & timber products

This talk discusses the environmental issues surrounding climate change and greenhouse gases and how forests and timber products act as a carbon sink and a carbon store. It provides comparisons with other materials by considering production and lifecycle emissions and is supported by data and information from a variety of European authorities. 

8. Timber in older buildings

An overview of the historic use of timber in construction and the challenges facing the designer in restoring and upgrading structural timbers using modern low intrusion methods. 

9. Decorative timber flooring

Covers design, material specification, preparation, finishing treatments and maintenance requirements to ensure good long-term performance of decorative flooring. 

10. Wood windows - design & specification

Establishes the principles of good design of wood windows in the UK. The talk aims to assist architects in the design of specific windows for prestige projects or in selecting commercially available standard windows and includes appropriate details for their installation into buildings. 

11. Timber decking - design & specification

Establishes the principles for achieving maximum durability through design and specification, including how to choose timber species and the requirements for preservation treatment. Covers statutory requirements plus connections, fixings and finishes. Looks at maintenance issues and case studies on design projects.

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Internal Auditing – Chain of Custody - TRADA

A two day course for those staff likely to play a part in setting up or maintaining a chain of custody. Practical exercises form a large component of the course to ensure that requirements are fully understood and to give confidence that theory can be put into practice.

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Internal Auditing - Integrated Management Systems - TRADA

A two day course is designed to help develop the skills necessary to carry out integrated audits covering more than one management system - ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Internal Auditing – Information Security Management - TRADA

A two day ISO 27001:2005 course designed to enable delegates to carry out effective internal audits of information security management systems.

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/training/Internal_Auditing_Course1.html

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Internal Auditing – Quality Management Systems - TRADA

This one-day ISO 9001:2008 course is designed to enable delegates to carry out effective internal audits of quality management systems.

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Lead Auditor - TRADA

A five-day ISO 9001:2008 course is aimed at quality professionals on planning, conducting and leading effective audits. Successful completion of this course is the first step to achieving IRCA registered auditor status. Study of the standard would be useful prior to attendance.

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

 

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Internal Auditing – Environmental Management Systems - TRADA

A two-day ISO 14001:2004 course is designed to enable delegates to carry out effective internal audits of environmental management systems.

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Internal Auditing – Occupational Health & Safety - TRADA

A two day OHSAS 18001:2007 course designed to enable delegates to carry out effective internal audits of health & safety management systems

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Internal Auditing – Lead Auditor Conversion H & S - TRADA

A three day OHSAS 18001:2007 course is suitable for delegates who already hold a lead auditor qualification in either Quality or Environment and want to expand their skills base to include auditing of Health and Safety management systems. Successful completion of this courseis the first step to achieving IRCA registered OHSAS auditor satus. Delegates must have attended a five day IRCA Lead Auditor Course or equivalent. 

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Environmental – Air tightness Testing (CPD) - TRADA

Chiltern Dynamics is able to provide a number of air tightness training options to meet your requirements, including: 

In-house 'lunchtime' CPD seminars (1 - 2 hours) 

In-house half-day CPD seminars (3 - 4 hours) 

On-site demonstrations / benchmark testing (half or full day) - explanation of the testing and the problems areas as they are demonstrated 

On-site demonstration and seminars (half or full day) - Air tightness testing explained

Course content

The importance of air tightness

Revisions to Part L regarding air leakage

Testing requirements for buildings

The testing procedure and process

Good practice

Common failure points

Who is this course for?

Building contractors

House builders

Quantity surveyors

Building control

Approved inspectors 

Contact +44 (0) 1494 569830 training@chilternfire.co.uk

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Environmental – Chain of Custody - TRADA

A two day course for those staff likely to play a part in setting up or maintaining a chain of custody. Practical exercises form a large component of the course to ensure that requirements are fully understood and to give confidence that theory can be put into practice.

For further information, phone BM TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569700 or email training@bmtrada.com

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Timber Fire Doors - TRADA

Fire doors do more than just allow us to pass from one room to another - they are vital for saving lives and property in the event of a fire. 

We have observed that witnessing a real fire resistance test dramatically increases people’s ability to understand and remember what they have been taught. We have, therefore, arranged this one-day event around watching a full-scale fire resistance test at our laboratories in High Wycombe. The day considers the design issues that make the difference between passing and failing and explains how to correctly install a fire door. It also explains how fire doors are tested, assessed or certified. 

Who should attend

Fire door manufacturers 

Fire door installers 

Property managers 

Specifiers 

Building control and fire officers 

Course content

Background to fire test requirements 

Witness a full-scale fire resistance test comprising 2 doorsets (one is designed to fail, the other to pass) 

The role of various components in a fire resistant doorset 

Installation of fire resistant doorsets 

Test reports, assessments and certification 

Fire door certification 

Contact +44 (0) 1494 569830 training@chilternfire.co.uk

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Timber Grading – Visual Strength Softwood - TRADA

A practical five-day course designed to provide delegates with the necessary skills and understanding for grading softwood to the visual strength grades set out in BS 4978: 2007 ‘Softwood grades for structural use’. At the end of the course there is a practical examination by BM TRADA Certification with a Certificate of Proficiency awarded to successful candidates. 

Companies with certificated graders may apply for licensed membership of the BM TRADA Q-Mark VSG scheme. 

Please contact BM TRADA Certification on +44 (0) 1494 569700 for details of the Q-Mark VSG scheme and associated costs. 

Who should attend

Anyone involved in the selection and supply of softwood for structural use. 

Course content

Uses of strength graded timber 

Meanings of the strength classes 

Marking systems 

Brief explanation of machine strength grading 

Introduction to strength reducing defects 

Introduction to knot area ratio system (KAR) and method of assessment 

GS (General structural) rules and long length grading procedures and practical exercises 

SS (Special structural) rules - short and long length grading exercises 

Species recognition with practical exercises 

Timed grading exercises 

Mock examination under timed conditions 

Final revision and examination briefing 

Formal certification examination

For further details, please contact Phil O'Leary on +44 (0)1494 569632 or email poleary@trada.co.uk

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Timber Grading – Visual Strength Softwood (Refresher) - TRADA

A two-day refresher course which will take place on the last two days of the Visual Strength Grading course. The training will provide an overview of the subject followed by a practical examination by BM TRADA Certification. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded to successful candidates. 

Companies with certificated graders may apply for licensed membership of the BM TRADA Q-Mark VSG scheme. 

Please contact BM TRADA Certification on +44 (0) 1494 569700 for details of the Q-Mark VSG scheme and associated costs. 

Who should attend

Anyone involved in the selection and supply of softwood for structural use who wishes to re-sit the BM TRADA Certification examination and/or existing graders whose registration has lapsed for 2 years or more. 

Course content

Review of grading rules 

Species recognition with practical exercises 

Timed grading exercises for long length grading to both GS and SS 

Mock examination including long lengths, knot plots and timber recognition under timed conditions 

Final revision and examination briefing 

Formal certification examination

For further details or to book a place on this course, please contact Michelle Joseph on +44 (0) 1494 569725 or email mjoseph@trada.co.uk 

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Timber Grading – Visual Strength Hardwood - TRADA

A practical three-day course designed to provide delegates with the necessary skills and understanding for grading hardwood to the visual strength grades set out in BS 5756: 2007 ‘Specification for visual strength grading of hardwood’. At the end of the course there is a practical examination by BM TRADA Certification with a Certificate of Proficiency awarded to successful candidates. 

Companies with certificated graders may apply for licensed membership of the BM TRADA Q-Mark hardwood grading scheme. 

Please contact BM TRADA Certification on +44 (0) 1494 569700 for details of the Q-Mark hardwood grading scheme and associated costs. 

Who should attend

Anyone involved in the selection and supply of temperate hardwood for structural use. 

Course content 

Full description of the grading rules and procedures 

Comprehensive discussion of all strength reducing characteristics using samples 

Timber marking 

Quality assurance schemes and certification bodies 

Responsibilities of the company and the grader 

Practical exercises using small samples with mixed defects 

Practical exercises grading long lengths 

Final revision and examination briefing 

Formal certification examination

For further details or to book a place on this course, please contact Michelle Joseph on +44 (0) 1494 569725 or email mjoseph@trada.co.uk 

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Scaffold Board Grading - TRADA

A practical three-daycourse to grade scaffold boards to the requirement of BS 2482: 2009. 

Companies with certified graders may apply for licensed membership of the BM TRADA Q-Mark Scaffold Board scheme. 

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the production or stocking of scaffold boards. 

Course content 

Full description of the grading rules 

Comprehensive description of defects in softwood 

Evaluation methods 

Specifications including dimensions and tolerances 

Correct methods of storage

Marking

Practical exercises

Speed grading exercises 

Final revision and examination

To find out more or to book a course, please contact Phil O'Leary on +44 (0) 1494 569635 or email poleary@trada.co.uk 

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Scaffold Board Inspection -TRADA

Safety is a key aspect when producing, stocking or hiring out scaffold boards. 

It is important for companies to understand how to grade and inspect used boards to ensure they are maintained to a high standard and most importantly safe to use. 

This one-day course is aimed at anyone involved in the production, stocking or hiring out of scaffold boards. It will present an overview of the grading rules, evaluation methods and correct methods of storage as well as practical exercises in your own yard. 

Course content 

Full description of the grading rules 

An understanding of the BS 2482:2009 grading principles 

Comprehensive description of defects in softwood 

Evaluation methods 

Specifications including dimensions and tolerances 

Marking 

Issuing scaffold boards to site

Inspection techniques

Correct methods of storage 

Practical exercises in your own yard

To find out more or to book a course, please contact Phil O'Leary on +44 (0) 1494 569635 or email poleary@trada.co.uk 

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Eurocode 5 – Design to Eurocode 5 - TRADA

This informative workshop is aimed at engineers, although engineering technicians or anyone interested in the design and/or checking of timber structures to EC5 can benefit. Participants will be introduced to the general concepts of Eurocodes through an introduction to the Eurocode 0 - the basis of structural design and Eurocode 1 - the "loading" equivalent to BS 6399. The differences between the BS 5268 permissible stress design approach and the EC5 limit state design philosophy will then be highlighted through clear illustrative examples. Design of timber elements will be discussed in depth throughout the workshop with worked examples. 

Course content

Introduction to BS EN 1990: (Eurocode 0, the basis of design, the limit state design and partial factors for loadings)

Introduction to BS EN 1991: (Eurocode 1, the loadings)

Introduction to BS EN 1995; (Eurocode 5, timber design)

Material properties, introductions to BS EN 338 (solid timber), BS EN 1194 (glulam), BS EN 12369 (panel products) etc.

Material partial factors

Design of flexural members

Shear characteristics of beams

Deflections

Vibrations

Notches

Tensile members

Compression members

Buckling

Introduction to connections (Section 8 of Eurocode 5 and BS EN 14594)

This workshop also includes printed worked examples that will be distributed FREE of charge and will serve as invaluable future references.

For further details or to book a place on this course, please contact TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569620 or email lgovier@trada.co.uk 

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Eurocode 5 – Design to Eurocode 5 (Connections) - TRADA

Building up on the introductory workshop on design to Eurocode 5, this workshop is aimed mostly at engineers who have had some design experience with timber structures. Delegates are encouraged to book the two courses together to get the maximum benefit, though not essential. The day starts with an introduction to the EC5 approach to the connections, comparing and contrasting the method with the BS 5268 approach. Practical design examples will be used to explain all the major fastener types, nails, screws, bolts and dowels. 

Course content

Introduction to BS EN 1995; (Eurocode 5, timber design)

Introduction to connections (Section 8 of Eurocode 5 and BS EN 14594)

Dowel type fastener types, introduction to Johansen theory

Embedment strength

Yield moment

Axial effects, head pull-through, bearing of heads, nuts, and washers, withdrawal resistance

The rope effect

Calculation of lateral load capacities

Fastener spacing rules

Effective number of fasteners

Moment connections

Environmental effects, architectural considerations

Fully worked examples for nails, screws, bolts and dowels with free introduction to TRADA software suites

Printed worked examples will also be distributed FREE of charge and will serve as invaluable future references.

For further details or to book a place on this course, please contact TRADA Training on +44 (0) 1494 569620 or email lgovier@trada.co.uk 

https://www.trada.co.uk/events

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Wood Campus – Various Timber Courses Online

This February the UK timber industry launched a new online information and education resource called Wood Campus 

Developed in co-operation with TRADA, Wood for Good, the Timber Decking and Cladding Association and the Wood Window Alliance, Wood Campus is a joint initiative of Swedish Wood, Jewson and Buildbase. It brings together a number of new ways of delivering quick and precise information on wood, specially designed for builders and merchant staff, with an updated version of Wood for Good’s RIBA-accredited CPD Online Learning modules. 

Wood Campus is a free resource for everyone who designs or works with wood. It includes social networking, a Search facility to provide instant access to information about specific issues, and five levels of information: 

1. New ‘Fast track’ CPD short courses 

2. ‘90-second Know-How’ videos giving essential trade tips for builders 

3. Updated TRADA Choose ‘n’ Use builders’ factsheets that can be viewed online or downloaded 

4. A video library bringing the best of the industry’s case studies and information films all together in one place 

5. Revised and updated full length Wood for Good RIBA-accredited CPD courses 

Wood for Good’s Online Learning, also known as the Timber Academy, has built up a big following over the five years since its launch, with thousands of professionals signed up for its RIBA-accredited CPD courses, as well as a number of major companies, such as the major trade distributors. Current users will be notified of the change of address and of the need to re-register at Wood Campus, but they will be able to keep their existing username and CPD history, so they can start again where they left off. New users can register free at Wood Campus

http://www.ttf.co.uk/learning-centre/online-learning-wood-campus.aspx

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Foundation Course on Timber/Certificate Course on Timber/Diploma Course on Timber - The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining / The Wood Technology Society

The Wood Technology Society qualifications-:

Foundation

Intended for newcomers to the timber and allied industries including users of timber and wood products. It is also suited to those with some experience in timber who wish to improve their product knowledge.

Certificate

Consisting of a core module tested by examination and five optional modules consisting of assessed tasks and projects, leading ultimately to the LIWSc qualification.

Diploma

This highest level of study is based on the preparation and submission of a detailed dissertation on a pre-selected subject. 

Specific subject modules

It has been recognised that individuals may wish to gain information about a specific aspect of timber. Accordingly, a series of 11 educational workbooks have been produced, which can be studied as stand alone subjects. 

For further details or to book a course please contact: Emily Drury emily.drury@iom3.org  tel: +44 (0)1476 513 89 

http://www.iom3.org/content/iwsc-wood-technology-society-courses

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Machinery And Equipment Training - British Woodworking Federation

Machinery And Equipment Training

We are offering a range of specialist machinery and equipment courses tailored to your business. Our qualified trainers have a fully equipped training site in Bristol to run your course, or alternatively, they can come to you and teach your staff on your machines. Take a look at the courses below for more information.

Tel:0844 2092610

http://www.bwf.org.uk/training/courses/machinery-and-equipment-training

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Health & Safety Training - British Woodworking Federation

Health & Safety Training

With CIEH, NVQs, or IOSH accredited courses, we can ensure that your staff are trained to manage, understand and monitor health and safety in your workshops effectively.

Tel:0844 2092610

 http://www.bwf.org.uk/training/courses/health-and-safety-training

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Site Work Training - British Woodworking Federation

Site Work Training

Are you or your staff working on-site? We have a range of training programmes from Fork Lift Operation to Asbestos Awareness that will suit your needs.

Tel:0844 2092610

http://www.bwf.org.uk/training/courses/site-work-training

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Management & Supervisory Training - British Woodworking Federation

Management & Supervisory Training

Courses tailored to the joinery industry to build the skills of supervisors and managers within your workshops, as well as build the senior management teams.

Tel:0844 2092610

http://www.bwf.org.uk/training/courses/management-and-supervisory-training

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Timber & Sustainability Training - British Woodworking Federation

Timber & Sustainability Training

Offering courses to improve timber knowledge and issues surrounding sustainability, the WITForum offers a number of courses in the ever more important area.

Tel:0844 2092610

http://www.bwf.org.uk/training/courses/timber-and-sustainability-training

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OSAT: On-Site Assessment and Training - British Woodworking Federation

OSAT: On-Site Assessment and Training

BWF On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) provides a bespoke in-house training package with a nationally recognised NVQ qualification, with grant funding support for ALL ages of learner!

The OSAT course attracts Funding from the BWF, ConstructionSkills and the government (through provider Didac), subject to eligibility.

Tel:0844 2092610

http://www.bwf.org.uk/training/courses/osat-courses-listing

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BWF Funding for Training - British Woodworking Federation

Funding for Training

The WITForum bids for funding from various sources to support its members in training their staff and raising the skill levels of the industry. We also offer a range of training solutions for which these funds can be claimed.

We also outline other sources of funding that will be of use to our members.

Qualifying the Workforce: OSAT

The WITForum was successful in achieving grant from the ConstructionSkills Qualifying the Workforce Fund. This pot of money is to help get more employees qualified within joinery and woodworking businesses within the UK, and will be distributed through the BWF's OSAT (On-Site Assessment and Training) Scheme, which also draws down government funding and in-scope CITB members can also draw down funding from the standard grant scheme.

Tel:0844 2092610

http://www.bwf.org.uk/training/funding

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BWF APPRENTICESHIPS - British Woodworking Federation

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are key to effective training within our industry. The WITForum encourages its members to invest in training, particularly via the apprenticeship route.

Benefits for the apprentice:

The opportunity to learn and earn at the same time. Typically you would work four days for the employer and have a day release to your local college, and most apprenticeships will last 2 or 3 years.

Take an apprenticeship in carpentry, carpentry and joinery, wood occupations, wood machining and a number of other areas.

Gain a recognised qualification, usually an NVQ Level 3 in your chosen field.

Work in an exciting and creative industry.

http://www.bwf.org.uk/training/apprenticeships

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Benefits for the employer:

Gain funding to train your apprentices (usually full training costs for apprentices aged 16-19 and part costs for apprentices aged 20-65).

Train the apprentices to meet your business needs.

Encourage loyalty - most qualified apprentices will stay on with you for many years.

Register with the National Apprenticeship Service and they will find you apprentices and a college to send them to.

A recession is the best time to train. With a lighter work load, you can spend time with your apprentices and have a qualified work force ready for the upturn.

Businesses that train and invest in apprentices are twice as likely to survive the recession.

Find out more about the National Apprentice Service

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/be-an-apprentice/the-benefits.aspx

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BIM Level 2 Essentials

BIM Essentials equips participants with an understanding of BIM and BIM best practice which, when adopted, leads towards efficient delivery, driving excellence, preventing accidents and saving time and money - both now and in future years.

https://bre.ac/course/bim-essentials/

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BIM Level 2 for Site Managers

Specifically focussing on the ‘Information Management’ process and procedures known as BIM Level 2, this will help you understand your responsibilities and what actions you need to take. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in BIM. Site managers are key in delivering BIM projects and have an important role to play in implementing BIM and ensuring successful adoption. BIM is about far more than simply adopting software, and site managers at the ‘sharp end’ will be increasingly required to adopt and apply BIM procedures. 

https://bre.ac/course/bim-site-managers/

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BIM Level 2 for Information Managers

This course is the second stage of the BRE Academy BIM training programme towards individual certification. The course contains seven modules, leading to a practical working understanding of the management of information within the BIM Level 2 process. Having completed this course, you will have a practical understanding of some of the management, standards, methods and procedures, and a deeper understanding of the BIM environment.

https://bre.ac/course/bim-information-management/

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BREEAM Associate

This award winning online course is aimed at proactive sustainability teams, who want to work better with BREEAM (the World's leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings) in their normal project role. It’s the perfect introduction to enable individuals to pitch BREEAM in bids and to deliver it effectively in practice.

https://bre.ac/course/breeam-associate/

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