Why it's time to build more wooden schools

As children between the ages of seven and 14 spend 90% of their time indoors, with the majority of that time at school, creating healthy learning environments is crucial. Wood has a positive impact on health and wellbeing, as well as a lower carbon footprint – achieving reductions of up to 75% of CO2 emissions compared to traditional construction materials.
Listen to our webinar with the B1M for expert insights into the growing use of wood as a construction material, such as the need for building awareness, competence and wood-based experiences as well as discussions on costs and collaborations.
The panel also takes closer look at a 15,000m2 wooden school project in Cambridgeshire that utilised Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) by Stora Enso to meet sustainability targets and provide an inspiring and healthy space for students.

Moderated by Fred Mills, construction industry influencer and co-Founder of The B1M, the world's largest video channel for construction, the webinar includes expert panelists:

  • Rory Doak – Stora Enso
  • Will Hendry – Kier
  • Dayo Shittu-Balogun - Eurban
  • James Mills – Frank Shaw Associates
  • Andy Daly – Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust

Watch our webinar and listen to a panel of experts discuss building wooden schools for the next generation. Watch the webinar

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20 May 2021