Structural Timber Awards Virtual Roundtable
Earlier this year, the delayed Structural Timber Awards 2020 took place online instead of its usual physical environment. Pete Blunt, Innovare’s Managing Director, joined fellow STA winners to discuss the many opportunities ahead for timber technology.
We were delighted to win ‘SIPs Project of the Year’ for Kingsteignton Primary School at the awards. Delivered under the Priority Schools Building Programme, Kingsteignton Primary School combines the architectural expertise of Scott Brownrigg with Galliford Try’s award-winning Optimum Schools principles and Innovaré’s acclaimed offsite technology.
When asked at the roundtable discussion, what inspired the choice of structural timber on the projects that ultimately won an award? Pete said:
“Offsite benefits and the speed associated with it were important. But the drive from government to increase the levels of prefabrication alongside the carbon agenda has put a bigger emphasis on getting involved with a number of net zero schemes. It was a combination of carbon reduction, pre-manufactured value and speed.”