MANUFACTURERS, SUPPLIERS AND SYSTEMS companies in the timber engineering sector are planning a series of free online meetings this autumn to discuss industry issues and opportunities.
The virtual gatherings, hosted by the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA), will bring together businesses from key areas in the UK during October:
- North of England and Scotland, on Tuesday 6 October
- Ireland, on Thursday 8 October
- Midlands (East and West), on Tuesday 13 October
- Southern England and South West England, on Tuesday 20 October
The agenda for discussion includes an economic update and insights into current and future market conditions, plus a technical update including on the TRA’s work on fire and horizontal deflection.
Delegates will hear a progress report on the TRA’s training initiatives, including a preview of the TRA ‘careers in timber engineering’ video, plus an update on TRA’s future projects for 2021.
Nick Boulton, Chief Executive of the TRA, said, “By hosting these virtual events covering the UK and Ireland, we hope to update everyone on the latest market changes, as well as on TRA activities and how we can help reinforce the latest good practice on technical issues, especially around fire.
“Although the events have to be virtual this year, we are hoping that is will be an opportunity to network with others in the industry and to find out how they are responding to the challenges we’re all facing right now.”
The meetings are open to all members of the TRA.