Shortlist coming soon!

A big THANK YOU to our 2024 Structural Timber Awards Judges!

Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive – Structural Timber Association

Andrew joined the UK construction industry in 1977. In 2011 Andrew was rewarded for his services to best practice within the UK construction industry by being awarded the ‘Achiever Award’ in the 2011 CIOB/CESW Southwest Built Environment Awards. Andrew is also currently a member of the Construction Leadership Council Construct Zero Board and sits on the Government’s Timber in Construction Working Group. In late 2024 Andrew was also invited to join the Irish Government’s Timber in Construction Working Group.

Helen Hewitt, Chief Executive – British Woodworking Federation

Helen Hewitt is the Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation, the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK.

Alex Goodfellow, CEO – Donaldson Offsite

 

Andrew Goodwin, Managing Director – B&K Structures

Andrew Goodwin is the Managing Director at B&K Structures, one of the leading providers of engineered timber and structural steelwork structures in the UK. He is a construction veteran with over 40 years’ experience in the industry, helping spearhead BKS’ transition from a structural steelwork fabricator to an expert specialist timber-steel subcontractor, now celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Andy believes that the now-mainstream use of engineered timber has given developers, architects and engineers more freedom in designing better, more sustainable buildings.

Dave Lomax, Associate Director – Waugh Thistelton

Dave Lomax is an Associate Director at Waugh Thistleton Architects, the world’s leading architects in the field of mass timber who were shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2018 and awarded the Architects’ Journal Practice of the Year award for 2023. He led the design and delivery of the world’s largest CLT building at the time – Dalston Works in east London – and the recently completed Black and White building which is the tallest all timber office building in central London, both of which were STA Award winners.

Dom West, Sales Director – West Fraser

 

Ed Suttie, Director – BRE Group

Ed leads a BRE team delivering projects to decarbonise the built environment, develop net zero pathways, circular economy strategies, deliver health and wellbeing benefits into buildings. Ed has worked with the wider forest products and construction industry for over 25 years on innovative products, asset management and service life. He was part of the team that delivered the timber procurement policy for the London 2012 Olympic Games and his work enabled local timber use in the multi-accolade winning Enterprise Centre at UEA. He contributes extensively to British and European Standards, convening work on the Performance Classification of wood in construction.

Finbar Charleson, Architect & Research Lead – dRMM

Finbar is an Architect and Research Lead at dRMM. In addition to the design of a wide range of building projects, Finbar is committed to advancing the studio’s innovation and research. Building on dRMM’s pioneering expertise in timber design, Finbar is leading the studio’s commitments to ‘Building From England’s Woodlands’ for the Forestry Commission. As an inaugural Wood Lab Research Fellow at the Architectural Association, Finbar worked at Hooke Park, Dorset to develop and define the campus’ innovative approach to homegrown timber. Finbar’s own research has been recognised by the RIBA Presidents Medals, and commitments to education and campaigning include a primary school design curriculum for charity ‘Climate Change All Change’ and ongoing work as Lecturer in Environmental Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Gary Ramsay, Editor – Structural Timber Magazine

Gary has edited, managed and contributed to a huge range of B2B publications both print and online since 1998, with specialist knowledge of the timber and forest certification sectors, sustainable construction and the offsite/MMC sector. He was also a regular contributor to leading self-build publication Build It for several years interviewing those on their dream home journey.

Ian Dacre, Partner – Rider Levett Bucknall

Peter Wilson is an architect and founding director of the Mass Timber Academy. Formed in 2019, the Academy provides online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) on all aspects of modern timber technologies to architects, architectural technologists, structural engineers and other construction industry professionals. Over the past 25 years Peter has authored literally hundreds of magazine articles and peer reviewed many journal papers on mass timber technology. An experienced educator and regular speaker at conferences and other events, he is also the author of several books on timber design and construction, including the Modern Timber House in the UK.                    

Louise Rogers, Impact Manager – MMX – Built Environment – Smarter Transformation

Louise is an Impact Manager ton the MMC team at BE-ST.  With a strong foundation in research, development and innovation, Louise has been dedicated to advancing modern methods of construction throughout her career, specifically through the wider use of biogenic materials in construction. Louise supports projects running through BE-ST’s innovation factory, and particularly enjoys anything mass timber related.

Peter Wilson, Architect & Founding Director – Mass Timber Academy

Peter Wilson is an architect and founding director of the Mass Timber Academy. Formed in 2019, the Academy provides online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) on all aspects of modern timber technologies to architects, architectural technologists, structural engineers and other construction industry professionals. Over the past 25 years Peter has authored literally hundreds of magazine articles and peer reviewed many journal papers on mass timber technology. An experienced educator and regular speaker at conferences and other events, he is also the author of several books on timber design and construction, including the Modern Timber House in the UK.                    

Phil Lomas, Managing Director – Prowood

Phil Lomas experienced Manging Director of 2 UK building Distribution/manufacturing businesses. Phil began his career as a footballer, retiring early through injury. After 7 years in wholesale and retail Phil moved into FMCG manufacturing with  a large multinational detergent manufacturer. During 8 years in manufacturing, training to six sigma and developing Operations and supply chain specialism. Joining Saint with International timber as Operations/Manufacturing Director, Phil was an industry leader in HSE and manufacturing innovation for construction/ joinery. Working across multiple Saint Gobain businesses on continuous improvement, business rebrands and distribution rationalisation., After spells with Richrd Burbidge, Brooks and James Latham, Phil moved to his role as MD of Prowood and GE Robinson .

Robin Lancashire, Senior Timber Frame Consultant – BM TRADA

As a Senior Timber Frame Consultant, Robin has extensive on-site experience providing advice on best practice construction to all areas of the timber frame industry. Robin is also a co-author of Timber Frame Construction 5th Edition and regularly provides talks on timber frame construction at national building exhibitions and conferences.

Roland Reinardy, Partner – Hawkins Brown

Roland joined Hawkins\Brown initially with focus on Infrastructure and the delivery of Crossrail stations, and with a broader role to enhance the practice’s technical and project delivery capability. In this capacity he has contributed to projects across a range of sectors, notably Infrastructure, Higher Education, Civic and Residential. Roland has experience in the technical design and delivery of complex projects, including an understanding of engineering, facades and materials. He has previously worked on a range of international stadia and sports projects and multi-discipline teams.

Rosi Fieldson, Sustainability Manager – Lincoln University

Rosi developed an interest in biodiversity and responsible sourcing having worked for Ken Yeang in the late 90s in Kuala Lumpur and further developed these ideas and others working toward a Masters in Architecture and later a PhD whilst working as an Architect for Simons Design. More recently she has published articles with a range of academics and practitioners on whole life carbon and climate change resilience. Currently Rosi manages the sustainability strategy and environmental certifications for Simons Group with a wide remit covering issues as diverse as Social Value, waste and energy management, cycling and knitting. She also undertakes BREEAM assessment for a selected number of projects each year.

Steve Bertasso, Asisstant Professor – NMITE

Joining NMITE from across the pond, Steve Bertasso brings a wealth of experience from the industry to the classroom. Throughout his 25 years in the building industry, he focused on process improvement, strategy implementation, research, development, and training. His work history includes project management, purchasing, quantity surveying, and managerial experience in all aspects of the built environment with companies large and small across many markets and regions, focused on sustainable means and methods. Since 2009, his work as an independent consultant has allowed him to assist clients in creating and implementing better business solutions. He developed new estimating systems, created cost-effective, sustainable building programs, managed projects across various industries, and assisted with talent development.

Steven Wilkinson, Associate – James Gorst Architects

Steven Wilkinson is an Associate at James Gorst Architects where he works exclusively with timber frame construction. Steven delivered the New Temple Complex in Hampshire from concept to completion earning the ‘Winner of Winners’ STA Award in 2024.  His fastidiously detailed and technically sophisticated approach was also acknowledged by the RIBA earning him Project Architect of the year.

Steven is committed to promoting the benefits of sustainable timber construction and has presented the practice’s progressive work with the material internationally. He is also involved with a number of timber development industry leaders in progressing the use of timber in the UK.