UK: To help the timber industry understand the impact Eurocode 5 might have on their business, TRADA will hold two ‘TRADA in the Regions’ evening seminars in November, in London and Leeds.

TRADA Senior Structural Engineer Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe will lead a discussion on the philosophy of the Eurocodes in general, highlighting the changes Eurocode 5 will bring.

Dr Ranasinghe said: "There is a widely held myth that the new code of practice changes the way engineers design, while in fact it will make it easier for designers who are unaccustomed to dealing with timber to try it out. The new code should also facilitate international tendering and international projects."

The evening programme will also include a further talk on peripheral issues related to EC5, along with an introduction to TRADA and the opportunity to give feedback on future plans.

Dates and venues:


  • Tuesday 2nd November 2010, Holiday Inn London, WC1N 1HT
  • Thursday 11th November 2010, Holiday Inn Leeds, LS25 1LH

Members are offered a maximum of three free places, with additional places at £50.00 +VAT, to include refreshments and buffet dinner. Non-members are very welcome, also at £50.00 +VAT. To view the programme visit To book email or telephone 01494 569642.