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New TRA campaign launches to promote careers in timber engineering

Careers in timber engineering

A new campaign to support the recruitment of new talent into the timber engineering industry has been launched by the TRA. The ‘Careers in Timber Engineering’ campaign promotes key roles in design and estimating, manufacturing, sales and management within businesses involved in trussed rafter roofs, metal web joists and related products. The TRA has created … Continue reading “New TRA campaign launches to promote careers in timber engineering”

“Roof Profiles and Hundegger Turbo Driven technology is a perfect match”

“This month our Hundegger Turbo cut arrived on site. This saw is becoming widely known as the best saw of its generation for cutting truss and timber frame material. Fuelled by files from Mitek software, the speed and accuracy at which it cuts timber is second to none. This allows Roof Profiles to produce more … Continue reading ““Roof Profiles and Hundegger Turbo Driven technology is a perfect match””

TRA welcomes new regulator to monitor the safety of construction products

Office for Product Safety and Standards

The TRA has welcomed the announcement last week of a new national regulator for construction products to be set up within the Office for Product Safety and Standards. The move comes as part of wider reforms to address systemic failings identified by the Hackitt Review. The regulator will have the power to remove any construction … Continue reading “TRA welcomes new regulator to monitor the safety of construction products”

‘Work from home’ reminder for construction – review your arrangements, urges CLC

Andy Mitchell, CLC

The co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), Andy Mitchell, has published a letter on the CLC website reminding the construction industry about the rules and guidelines for safe working during the coronavirus pandemic. As the peak of the Covid-19 crisis appears to be upon us, the strong message to construction employers throughout the supply … Continue reading “‘Work from home’ reminder for construction – review your arrangements, urges CLC”

Secretary of States writes open letter to construction

Kwasi Kwarteng letter

The newly appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, has written an open letter to the construction sector regarding its work through the new national lockdown. In the letter, he reconfirms that firms and tradespeople in the construction sector and its supply chain should continue to operate. “It is vital … Continue reading “Secretary of States writes open letter to construction”

Strengthen your timber purchasing strategy for 2021

James Jones sawmill

TRA members have reported strong demand for trussed rafters and other timber engineered products through into December.  This is obviously good news – but it does put pressure on an already-stretched supply chain for structural timber. As emphasised at the TRA’s meetings earlier this year, it is essential that members strengthen their planned purchasing strategies through … Continue reading “Strengthen your timber purchasing strategy for 2021”

New timber industry campaign to reduce CO2 in construction

Wood Costs Less

A new industry campaign to showcase timber’s environmental credentials is being launched today (13 July). ‘Wood CO2ts less’ is raising awareness of how using wood from sustainably managed forests is one of the simplest ways to help reduce carbon emissions. It is supported by Wood for Good, Swedish Wood, Confor, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF),  … Continue reading “New timber industry campaign to reduce CO2 in construction”

Trussed Rafter Association fully supports construction industry recovery plan

Roadmap for change

The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has welcomed the publication of the ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ strategy by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) which sets out a two-year plan to drive the recovery of the construction and built environment sectors, and through them the wider UK economy, post-pandemic. The plan’s key objectives are focused on: Modernisation through … Continue reading “Trussed Rafter Association fully supports construction industry recovery plan”

Trussed Rafter Association