Timber Technology Engineering Design

Sustainable Construction and Development


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Designed for Climate-Resilient Construction. Gain hands-on expertise in sustainable timber design and technology. Learn with NMITE’s innovative online/in-person approach. Upskilling and equipping you to pioneer sustainable solutions for the built environment by expanding the use of timber. Addressing the urgent skills gap and driving transformative change.

Delivered by NMITE, Supported by CIOB Academy

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In partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and Timber Development UK, in response to the pressing skills crisis in construction, NMITE’s TED courses offer a vital solution. With the industry requiring 350,000 more workers for net-zero goals by 2050, these courses directly address the gap. Equipping professionals with sustainable timber design and tech skills.

The courses cover sustainable construction and timber as a core material. In TED 1, master the principles of timber design, construction, and engineering. Explore sustainability’s role within climate change and the built environment. Experience three modules focused on design, materials, and sustainability, enhanced by cutting-edge online resources and work-based challenges. Gain hands-on experience in advanced timber technologies during three on-campus challenge blocks, networking with partners and industry peers. Similarly, TED 2 propels your expertise further, expanding your knowledge of timber applications, construction methods, and technology.

NMITE’s TED courses are ideal for individuals and organisations keen on navigating the evolving landscape of climate-conscious construction, these courses deliver practical skills and knowledge. In an era where sustainability is pivotal, mastering sustainable timber design and technology places you at the forefront of industry transformation. Equip yourself with the tools to implement eco-friendly solutions, drive innovation, and meet net-zero goals.

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Next Available Dates

TED1: Monday 5 February through Wednesday 1 May (12 weeks plus a non-delivery week during w/c 1 April for Easter)

TED2: Monday 13 May through Wednesday 31 July (12 weeks)

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  • Understand the context of the construction skills crisis and the significance of sustainable timber design.
  • Identify gaps in the industry and explore the role of timber in addressing these challenges. Examine different types of timber and their suitability for specific construction projects.
  • Analyse construction drawings and blueprints to understand the execution of timber-based structures.
  • Gain hands-on experience in advanced timber technologies by interacting with industry-standard equipment.
  • Master the professional use of software for timber design, development, and communication.
  • Collaborate with peers to devise and present a comprehensive timber design proposal.
  • Create a prototype that showcases your ability to integrate sustainable timber technology into design projects.
  • Analyse complex technical drawings to extract vital construction information.
  • Utilize industry-standard software to create detailed timber design models.

Covering essential areas of sustainable construction, the course explores timber’s role as a core building material. In TED 1, participants delve into sustainable design principles, timber characteristics, and construction techniques. With three modules spanning design, materials, and sustainability, the curriculum merges cutting-edge online resources and hands-on challenges. TED 2 advances understanding of timber applications, construction methods, and technology. A blend of virtual learning and on-campus immersion ensures a comprehensive grasp of sustainable timber design and innovation.


These courses are tailored for professionals, businesses, and organisations committed to climate-conscious construction. Designed with professionals like you in mind, this course caters to a diverse range of individuals within the built environment industry. However, there are no pre-requisites for entry. Whether you’re a building performance technologist, structural engineer, architectural technologist, or involved in architectural design, this program equips you with sustainable timber design and technology expertise. If you’re a cost consultant, technical sales professional, or engaged in construction project management, this course ensures you stay ahead in the evolving landscape. Ideal for those looking to specialise further or upskill while maintaining their current job commitments.

Course Leader

Delivered by NMITE

Supported by CIOB Academy



Steve Bertasso

Robert Hairstans


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