This week, James was invited back to the Centre for Alternative Technology, to spend a few days teaching some practical timber workshops with a visiting group of Architecture students from Notting Trent University
We had a good few days talking about the possibilities in timber construction and running a group competition to build bridges out of small section timber, testing the students understanding of the forces at work, how to get the most out of low grade timber and testing my sense of balance trying to walk across them!
This all made me reflect on the key factors that we use in specifying timber:
Technology, through history.
Knowing your species