by Geoff Rhodes – Geoff Rhodes Associates and Chair of FPRI Advisory Board for Edinburgh Napier University
For a long time it has been acknowledged by the timber industry that there has been a lack of knowledge compared with other materials within the professional engineering, construction and specifiers sectors in the UK, with specific regard to the products available and design propositions and potential from the Forest Products sector.
Following a recent and fresh initiative in 2013 aimed at raising funds, support and awareness, this is now starting to change.
13 industry funded MSc Timber Engineering Scholarships are now available for post graduate student application for the next academic year which will start in September 2013 at Edinburgh Napier University.
With the language of Government currently focusing strongly on topics such as the carbon economy, sustainability, renewables, modern methods of construction and green building systems, if ever there was an interesting time for students to investigate and learn about new and traditional materials from the international timber industry, then it is now!
To find out more about the scholarships, email [email protected], to learn more about the MSc Timber Engineering programme, visitwww.napier.ac.uk/courses, and if you or your company is interested in funding a scholarship, email [email protected].