Talk by John Spittle – Wiehag
Title: Engineered Timber
When: Friday 16th February, 1pm
Where: Room M416
Wiehag is a family-owned company in its fifth generation, with 160 years of experience in manufactured, timber products. John has worked in the offsite industry for over 30 years, the last five of which have been with Wiehag. John has been involved in some of the largest timber engineering projects ever carried out in the UK, and has experience in all forms of timber engineering.
In 1999, Wiehag opened Europe’s largest plant for glued laminated timber construction in Altheim Austria, in whose forests a cubic meter of wood grows every second. It is estimated that one third of the annual growth of Austrian wood would already suffice to build all buildings with this material.