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Important clarification on spandrel panels from the TRA

The Government is in the process of assessing risks from non-ACM (aluminium composite material) cladding, as it widens the scope of its investigations following the Grenfell Tower disaster. The news emerged in an advice note issued yesterday (17 October) by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for owners of buildings over 18m, which include … Continue reading “Important clarification on spandrel panels from the TRA”

Online training logs a win for trussed rafter designers

As the construction industry continues its struggle with skills shortages, the trussed rafter industry is working hard to upskill employees with sign-ups for specialist training quadrupling. The online training course, run by the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) in association with Edinburgh Napier University, is proving popular with trussed rafter designers. Two beneficiaries of the training … Continue reading “Online training logs a win for trussed rafter designers”

TRA Technical Committee statement on Eurocode 5 implementation – June 2018

On 1 July 2018 the trussed rafter industry completes the final stage of the transition to a total Eurocode 5 (EC5) design solution for its products. On 1 January 2018, the use of the BS5268 design code was withdrawn by systems and UK fabricators for all new projects, with EC5 becoming the new reference standard. … Continue reading “TRA Technical Committee statement on Eurocode 5 implementation – June 2018”

Trussed rafter industry ready for the next generation

New talent, new leadership, new structure and embracing new technology were just some of the highlights from the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) Annual AGM, which took place this month. One of the key speakers, Alison Watson, founder of Class of Your Own, inspired delegates when talking about the Design Engineer Construct! programme. She explained how … Continue reading “Trussed rafter industry ready for the next generation”

Housebuilders covered with updated roofing guidance

New roofing guidance for housebuilders has been published by the Trussed Rafter Association. How to Build Compliant Spandrel Panels, which is endorsed by the NHBC, has been updated to include information about single-skin cladding for spandrel panels. The guide now has a page featuring fermacell Gypsum Fibreboard as an example of how single-skin cladding can … Continue reading “Housebuilders covered with updated roofing guidance”

TRA AGM is cancelled

TRA AGM cancelled

Due to the severe weather conditions and a warning from the Highways Agency, it is with regret that the TRA AGM and dinner is cancelled today. We will issue further information to members regarding alternative meeting arrangements.

Trussed rafter website gets a rebuild

New TRA website

The new and improved Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) website is now live providing technical support to homebuilders, architects and self builders. The TRA website has been revamped for 2018 with simpler navigation, easy to download advice and guidance, news and events, and a dedicated careers section. TRA chairman, Jonathan Fellingham, said: “The new website has … Continue reading “Trussed rafter website gets a rebuild”

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