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TRA awarded ‘Relevant Authority’ status for BIM

The TRA has been awarded 'Relevant Authority' status for BIM by the Construction Products Association

The TRA has been granted ‘Relevant Authority’ status by the Construction Products Association (CPA) to ensure that trussed rafters and metal web joists are consistently represented in Building Information Modelling (BIM) models, regardless of the design software in which they originate. This means that as a trade body the TRA is the recognised authority for … Continue reading “TRA awarded ‘Relevant Authority’ status for BIM”

New roofing guide to boost housebuilders’ use of offsite components

TRA guide to building and installing spandrel panels

Important new roofing guidance on building and installing spandrel panels which is endorsed by the NHBC is published this week by the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA). The guide is designed to reduce the risks, costs and waste from poor spandrel panel construction by housebuilders. In a recent NHBC survey of 8,000 new homes sites, about … Continue reading “New roofing guide to boost housebuilders’ use of offsite components”

Follow the TRA on Twitter

Follow the TRA on Twitter

Did you know you can now keep up-to-date with TRA news on Twitter? As well as posting information on this website and in our e-newsletters, you will find news updates and links on Twitter to a range of relevant information for the timber, roofing, housebuilding and general construction industries. Follow the TRA on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/TrussedRafter

Home-grown timber will soon raise the roof in Ireland

TRA Ireland encourages support for WoodProps programme

A major initiative to promote home-grown timber into Ireland’s burgeoning offsite construction industry and the international construction of modern timber buildings has received a warm welcome from the TRA. Alan Armstrong, chairman of the TRA’s Ireland group, is encouraging industry support for the ‘Wood Properties for Ireland’ programme, otherwise known as WoodProps. WoodProps is a joint … Continue reading “Home-grown timber will soon raise the roof in Ireland”

Trussed rafter industry sets out new initiatives to tackle skills shortages

TRA sets out new initiatives to tackle skills shortages

The TRA has announced a number of new initiatives to help tackle the skills shortages in the construction industry. A new generation of higher skilled trussed rafter designers and fabricators will increase homebuilding standards and protect the construction industry from poor quality products and installations, the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has said. At its annual … Continue reading “Trussed rafter industry sets out new initiatives to tackle skills shortages”

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