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  • 12 May 2016

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Exova BM TRADA will hold a five-day training course on softwood visual strength grading at the end of June. 

The course is aimed at those who are involved in the specification and supply of softwood in the workplace and will offer a mix of both practical and theory sessions.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Grade and assess stock
  • Ensure purchased graded timber meets the contract specification
  • Re-grade timber that has been reduced in cross-section
  • Provide clients with a better overall knowledge and understanding of softwood timber strength 

Exova BM TRADA will also hold a two-day refresher course geared towards those whose Visual Strength Grading Q-Mark Scheme registration as lapsed for 2 years or longer.

The courses will be delivered by Exova BM TRADA’s timber technology investigations team lead Phil O’Leary. 

Phil has an extensive knowledge of timber failure, inspection and strength, and is responsible for Exova BM TRADA’s timber strength, scaffold boards and roofing battens training.

The five-day softwood visual strength grading course will run on the following dates: 

  • 27 June – 1 July
  • 26 – 30 September
  • 14 – 18 November

The refresher course will run alongside on the last two days of the full course:

  • 30 June – 1 July
  • 29 – 30 September
  • 17 – 18 November

Both courses will be held at the Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. To book a place visit the Exova BM TRADA website or contact 01494 569 750 or courses@exova.com

Chiltern House,
Stocking Lane,
Hughenden Valley,
High Wycombe,
HP14 4ND

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