Exova BM TRADA offers VSG training for temperate and tropical hardwoods

Expert industry training provider, Exova BM TRADA, is to deliver its Visual Strength Grading course for temperate and tropical hardwoods from 13 – 15 July.

The practical three day course is aimed at those who are involved in the selection and supply of hardwood for structural use and will be held at Exova BM TRADA’s High Wycombe site.

The course will be delivered through a combination of both practical days spent in the timber yard and interactive learning in the classroom. The course will provide participants with a knowledge of the uses of strength graded timber and the meaning of strength classes and an understanding of the responsibilities of the grader and the grading company.  Participants will also be taught the natural growth characteristics of wood using hand held samples and will undertake practical exercises for grading hardwood timber.

The course will be delivered by Phil O’Leary, Exova BM TRADA’s timber technology investigations team lead. Phil has extensive knowledge in timber failure, inspection and strength, while also being responsible for all of Exova BM TRADA’s timber strength, scaffold boards and roofing battens training.

Exova BM TRADA’s timber strength grading is not limited to hardwood. The organisation also offers training in visual strength grading for softwoods as well as scaffold board grading.

For more information on these and other courses, or to book a place, go to:  http://www.exovabmtrada.com/en-gb/training or contact 01494 569 750 or courses(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)exova.com.

Further information on timber strength grading training is available to download here: http://www.exovabmtrada.com/getmedia/e26b36f9-353c-40b5-b9c8-71fd39f930f9/Timber_strength_grading_training_2016_digi.pdf