Further STTA prizes at Edinburgh Napier University

Graduation Day July 2014
STTA Prizewinner Simon McCormick pictured with Dr. Ian Smith, Head of School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University.

THE Scottish Timber Trade Association (STTA) has continued its sponsorship of student prizes at the Centre for Timber Engineering within the Forest Products Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.

The latest awards have just been announced. The prize for the ‘Best timber related Honours dissertation’ has gone to Simon McCormick, whose dissertation was entitled ‘The effect of moisture content on structural timber connections’. Simon achieved a First Class BSc Honours Degree in Civil and Timber Engineering and was also winner of the University medal.

The prize for the ‘Most innovative use of timber in a design project’ was awarded to Duncan Thomson, a second year student.

STTA President, Paul Forrest, said “STTA is very pleased to continue its support for the work undertaken by students and staff at the Centre for Timber Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University. The unique and valuable attributes of wood and wood products are rightly gaining wider recognition and appreciation, which is very encouraging; for this reason, it is vitally important that the timber designers and specifiers of the future are given every encouragement to explore the use of wood and wood products. We congratulate Simon and Duncan on their achievements and wish them well in their careers.”

The Forest Products Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University supports the transformation of European forest resources into high value products through fundamental and applied research, knowledge exchange and education.