Arnold Laver are the first company to sign up to Edinburgh Napier University’s Timber Engineering MSc as scholarship funders.
Mr Andrew Laver stated to the TTJ:
“The initiative really struck a chord for us. There are still intellectual barriers about using timber in UK construction and there are two ways to tackle it. One is to be less proprietorial about our information and get it out there to building professionals; the other is to ensure they are informed from the inside, which is what the MSc programme will achieve. It’s not a quick win, but longer term it will create a growing body of timber engineering expertise right at the coal face and help our products break through the glass, steel and concrete ceiling in construction.
I see no reason why this should not be a long-term involvement.”
The Timber Engineering MSc course is run by the Centre for Timber Engineering, led by Professor Abdy Kermani, and lasts a year.
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