Timber Specification Made Easy

Introducing Timber Spec – a free online CPD series covering the benefits of designing and building with timber for strength, durability and sustainability.

Timber Training

The Timber Spec CPD Series offers a comprehensive overview of the use of timber as an attractive, practical and sustainable construction material. From specification to structural integrity, our engaging course content will increase your understanding of the many beneficial uses of Irish forestry products in the built environment.

Timber Spec is brought to you by Forest Industries Ireland

Why use Timber Spec?

The Timber Spec CPD Series helps architects, engineers and construction industry professionals – who design with, specify or procure timber building materials – to develop their relevant skills and core competencies. Our timber experts have provided a range of courses that give practical guidance on key topics, to assist you in your future construction projects.

Architects, Engineers & Quantity Surveyors

Perfect if you design with, specify or procure timber building materials and work with natural, aesthetic, versatile and sustainable materials.

Developers, Builders & Timber Frame Manufacturers

Essential if you use building materials including timber and wood based panel products in your construction projects.

Builders Merchants, Buyers & Hardware Stores

Useful if you commercially procure, handle and sell timber and wood based panel products to the Irish construction industry.

Lecturers, Staff Trainers & Professional Bodies

A great teaching asset if you lecture third-level undergraduates, or induct and train staff in the forest product and sawmill industry.

Timber Spec Courses

Our FREE online courses cover a wide range of topics including sustainability, structural timber, durability, landscape applications and many more. Learn through animated video and interactive content and check what you’ve learnt with our knowledge checks.

Course 1: An Introduction to Timber Specification

Learn about the forestry industry in Ireland and access a basic guide to timber specification.



Course 2: Understanding Timber Sustainability

Learn about the role sustainably sourced timber can play in helping to tackle the climate crisis.



Course 3: Timber in the Landscape

Learn how timber can be used as a cost effective and attractive option for landscape applications.


Timber Spec is an Engineers Ireland Registered Training Provider

Get started today on the Timber Spec CPD online series