Kevin McCloud backs TRADA Urban Buzz 2018 competition

Planning & Building Control Today
October 26, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Kevin McCloud

Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud has lent his support to TRADA’s University Challenge competition, to inspire the next generation of timber innovators to create inspiring designs and engineering solutions in cross-laminated timber. Speaking at Timber Expo at the NEC Birmingham, McCloud said: “I’m very excited about TRADA’s competition, which provides an opportunity to design with cross-laminated timber. CLT is such an incredibly versatile material.” “I recently filmed in a factory in Austria where CLT is made, and what was so uplifting about that experience was not seeing the timber being made, but the factory itself, which was built entirely out of cross-laminated timber. …60 Students from 24 universities will gather at the University of Sheffield on 23-24 February to take part in an intense ‘charrette-style’ challenge, to conceive ways that timber can be used in the creation of the world’s first timber multi-storey car park.

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