On Friday 17th November we will be holding a seminar to update you on the latest research on timber. The morning session is open to all and will include summaries on two recently completed PhD projects at University of Glasgow (managing twist and other drying distortion, and understanding moisture variation in trees and roundwood). This will be combined with ongoing research from Forest Research and Surrey University (modelling moisture movement in wood, and moisture cracking of trees), and – of course – the very latest research from Edinburgh Napier University on grading settings, and alternative conifer species – both material properties and the results of our recent survey of sawmillers’ experience. We’ll still have time to fit in the latest news on what we are planning to do with NUI Galway (including new machine grading settings for Douglas-fir) and an update from Andrew Gibson on the Modern Apprenticeship Framework in Wood and Timber Industries Level 2.
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