BUILD THE (IM)POSSIBLE: Participe no Concurso Internacional e Vença o Desafio!



A full day dedicated to mass timber constructions for both aspiring professionals and experts. Featuring a mix of local and international speakers, with research and case studies, it is a great chance to keep up with all the latest developments and engage in unique networking.

During the seminar there will be a focus on innovations in timber constructions and connections, new timber building materials and use of local wood species, the fire resistance of timber structures, the fire reaction of building materials, the waterproofing and airtightness of the timber buildings, the acoustic design, examples and case studies of mass timber structures in the country.

This seminar is for designers, structural engineers, and timber construction enthusiasts seeking to create and build significant relationships within the sector. A chance to stay updated with the latest construction trends and technologies on the market.


Peter Theobald - Rothoblaas
Stefano Muscoloni- Rothoblaas
Matteo Andreottola - Rothoblaas
Simon Smith - Smith and Wallwork
Laia Haurie Ibarra - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Peter Corbett - Whitby Wood
Andrew King - Xylotek
Robin Nicholson - Bucklandtimber
Tabitha Binding - TDUK
Robert Hairstans – CATT

The subscription includes:
Price of the course, lunch and 2 coffee breaks

NMITE, Skylon campus, Hereford HR2 6JT

09:00 09:20

Check in & refreshment

09:20 09:50

Introduction of the course and history of the company Rothoblaas

Peter Theobald - Rothoblaas
09:50 10:20

The acoustic design in timber buildings

Stefano Muscoloni- Rothoblaas: Research and development, characterization, product ETA and future perspectives of acoustic design.
10:20 11:00

Waterproofing and air-tightness of timber buildings

Matteo Andreottola - Rothoblaas: How to design properly a build up, choose the right membranes and materials to avoid condensation risk, guarantee durability and correct fire reaction.
11:00 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 12:00

GenZero – a model for future UK schools in timber

Simon Smith - Smith and Wallwork
12:00 12:30

The innovative connections for mass timber structures

Matteo Andreottola - Rothoblaas: Solutions for timber multi-storey structures, connections for large spans timber beams, and innovative solutions for CLT structures
12:30 13:00


13:15 14:15

Studies on bamboo as building material and fire behaviour of wood and lignocellulosic products

Laia Haurie Ibarra - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya: Bio-based flame retardants to improve fire reaction.
14:15 14:45

Innovations in timber construction

Peter Corbett - Whitby Wood: Some recent examples.
14:45 15:15

Demountable Timber Arena

Andrew King - Xylotek
15:15 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 16:15

Producing glulam from local timber

Robin Nicholson - Bucklandtimber: Real projects examples
16:15 16:45

Timber Development UK

Tabitha Binding - TDUK: The Industries need for training.
16:45 17:30

Establishment of CATT and how the collaborative partnership approach is being used to accelerate change in construction delivery

Robert Hairstans - CATT
17:30 18:30

Closing - beers and final refreshment