Timber Trade Federations teams up with new Materials show

19 January 2017

A new trade show focussing on building materials has offered the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) a further forum to promote the use of timber in construction.

The TTF has teamed up with Materials 2017, which is being held at the ILEC Centre, London, on 25-26 April. The event is a new conference and exhibition focused entirely on the cutting-edge of material solutions for architecture, construction, and design.

It is said the event will offer a unique opportunity for architects, specifiers, and developers to meet face-to-face, engage in social conversation, and expand business relationships with top materials manufacturers.

Timber will be featured among a wide array of materials, looking not only at its use in creating striking designs but also at alternative functionalities beyond its more common purposes within building structures, envelope, façades and finishes.

Seminar speakers from several of the industry’s biggest actors have been confirmed to include names from Aecom, Arup, Tata Steel, and Saint-Gobain. One conference and two seminar areas at Materials 2017 will provide huge potential for knowledge-sharing in a highly tailored and intimate environment.

Event director David Schindler said: “Materials are developing so fast in terms of innovation, sustainability, and performance, it is vital that materials specifiers have the best possible and most up-to-date information to guide their design and construction techniques. This is the case both in terms of the educational content in the conferences and seminars at Materials 2017, but also engaging directly with the product manufacturers within the exhibition.”

Materials 2017 chair and moderator Ruth Slavid added: "I think it’s really important to have an event that focuses on materials. Architects, of course, talk about form, space, and light, but in order to create those you have to create them with the materials - whether they’re structural materials or the building envelope.”

For more information visit www.materials2017.co.uk