An understanding of timber frame construction (factory tour)

Factor Tour

PLEASE NOTE: These factory tours are available to RIBA Members ONLY

Structural Timber Association/STA factory tours cover the process of timber frame production and construction from the material store through to the several mechanical cutting, nailing and finishing procedures to the finished product and delivery to the yard where they are stacked.

It will also cover how materials are checked and located within the curtilage of the site and stacking according to a construction programme, ready for delivery to the Clients' site.

Benefits of offsite manufacture presentation:

  • Office CAD demo - timber frame design and scheduling
  • Production information and work orders
  • Production planning and outputs
  • Factory layout principles
  • In coming raw materials
  • Procurement principles and sources
  • Cross cutting pre assembly and setting out
  • Assembly and labelling, stacking and storage
  • Finished goods and work in progress
  • Loading / shipping product
  • Quality checks
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Waste and re-cycling

Knowledge level: General Awareness
CPD session type: Factory visit
Duration: 4 hours
Delivery location: STA member's factory

Download the STA RIBA Spring 2014 Factory Tour pdf (2.3Mb) for more information.

To request a place (places are limited) please contact:

Wednesday 14th May - Cumbernauld
Scotframe, Cumbernauld G68 9HQ