Call for Papers

TIMBER TALKS is open to architects, engineers, clients, contractors, local authorities, housebuilders and developers. It will feature high-calibre speakers discussing the aesthetic, commercial and technical possibilities of structural timber through case studies and award-winning projects.

Why should you speak at events such as TIMBER TALKS?

  • Receive Leads
  • Showcase Thought Leadership
  • Free Publicity
  • Vast Networking Opportunities
If you would like to be considered to present at TIMBER TALKS please email your name, job title, company and proposed presentation title and description to


View our 2019 Timber Talks Seminar Speakers below:


Patrick Usborne

Managing Director/Founder
Perpendicular Architecture

Patrick founded Perpendicular Architecture in September 2019 with Aelene Thorne. He is involved in a number of studies and has talked about architectural innovation on stage, with a focus on DfMA, the intensification of industrial land, and the use of engineered timber as a sustainable form of construction.

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Frank Werling

Head of Technical Engineering and Design
Metsa Wood

Frank Werling, Head of Technical, Engineering and Design at Metsä Wood, began his career in the timber industry at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he studied Civil/Structural Engineering with a focus on steel and timber constructions. Alongside his studies, Frank worked for a publisher specialising in literature for German timber engineering.

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