This year the Timber Trade Federation launched a new award for innovative university timber research.

The inaugural award was won by Ewan Macpherson, a Cambridge University undergraduate, who worked with Tristan and Panayiotis on CLT half lap connection analysis and testing. The project was designed and sponsored by Smith and Wallwork and was one of three projects carried out (with Smith and Wallwork) in 2016 that saw the engineering department at Cambridge University extend is expertise in timber research.

Images courtesy CUED (Allan McRobie and Ewan Macpherson)