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Building our future with wood

The construction sector is a major operator on the world economic stage. As its importance is growing, so are its challenges, particularly the increasing demand for material and energy efficiency, as well as the need to reduce building costs.

Professionals within the building construction sector are every day faced with the need to develop and improve their knowledge of materials and their use. Existing buildings are everywhere in constant need of renovation and upgrading to meet new regulations. The use of wood is an important part of the solution.

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Wednesday, 24 of Sep 2014

10:00 - 17:00
Workshop NEXT Timber – Novel Execution tool for Timber structures. Rica Nidelven Hotel

Workshop NEXT Timber – Novel Execution tool for Timber structures. Rica Nidelven Hotel

NEXT Timber seeks to develop an open standard tool for planning and execution of timber buildings on an international context. The present event is the state of art workshop of related activities in the participating countries and this initiates the NEXT Timber project.

Introduction
Introduction to NEXT-Timber – Novel Execution tool for Timber structures

Tomi Toratti, RTT Finnish Association of Construction Product Industries, Finland

Performance and performance based requirements

Jørgen Munch-Andersen, Danish Timber Information, Denmark

Recent Nordic experiences in multi-storey timber construction

Andrus Leppik, Kodumaja AS, Estonia

Consequences for timber buildings of choices in national annexes to Eurocodes

Jørgen Munch-Andersen, Danish Timber Information, Denmark

Design Guidelines
RunkoPES – The open industrial timber element standard

Tero Lahtela, Finnish Timber Council, Finland

Experiences from design guidelines for timber structures in Norway

Sigurd Eide, Splitkon AS, Norway

Existing webtools for timber construction

Joachim Schmid, SP Wood Tecnology, Sweden

Stability of wood constructions in the building phase

Nils Ivar Bovim, University of Life sciences, Norway

Execution of timber buildings
Norwegian execution standard for timber structures

Vivian Meløysund, Standards Norway

Finnish execution standard

Tomi Toratti, RTT Finnish Association of Construction Product Industries, Finland

Execution and moisture control

Kristine Nore, Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology, Norway

Execution and fire safety

Alar Just, Tallin University of Technology, Estonia

Discussion, conclusions and way forward

Joachim Schmid SP Wood Tecnology, Sweden

14:00 - 15:00
Opening conference exhibition | Student works Meeting point: Wood festival street at the wooden stairs, Kjøpmannsgata 27 (see map)

Opening conference exhibition | Student works Meeting point: Wood festival street at the wooden stairs, Kjøpmannsgata 27 (see map)

Opening conference exhibition along the row of ware houses in Kjøpmannsgata. Works of students, young architects, traditional handicraft, exhibitions etc.

Program Wood festival, see news

15:00 - 18:00
Pre-conference tour in Trondheim | Meeting point: Wood festival street at the wooden stairs, Kjøpmannsgata 27 (see map)

Pre-conference tour in Trondheim | Meeting point: Wood festival street at the wooden stairs, Kjøpmannsgata 27 (see map)

Chose between three different tours which all will encompass new wooden buildings, the repair of wooden buildings and wood art in townscape.

1. Bus ride west:
Åsveien school, Haukåsen kindergarten and NINA
2. Bus ride east:
NINA, Nardo school, Svartlamoen dwellings and Art Hotel Norway.
3. Walking tour in the centre of Trondheim:
Borkaplassen, Stiftsgården, detached home in Bakklandet and the ware house in Kjøpmannsgaten 27.

19:00 - 21:00
Get-together ssembly | Meeting point: Nidarosdommen at the north entrance. Doors opens at 18.45. Or you can meet outside the Rica Nidelven hotel at 18.35 and walk to the church (see map)

Get-together ssembly | Meeting point: Nidarosdommen at the north entrance. Doors opens at 18.45. Or you can meet outside the Rica Nidelven hotel at 18.35 and walk to the church (see map)

A concert with the newly restored Steimayerorgan in Nidarosdomen (The Nidaros Cathedral) and a reception in Erkebisbegården (The Archbishops palace), in the Great assembly hall from the 12th century.

Consert in Nidarosdommen
Reception in Erkebisbegården

Thursday, 25 of Sep 2014

09:00 - 10:45
Building our future with wood

Building our future with wood

The global CO2 footprint will be reduced if we build more in wood. UN’s climate panel concludes that building with wood results in a true climate gain. The Nordic area is rich in forest resources. In Norway we only utilize one third of the annual wood growth. There is a need of innovative and modern ways of the use of wood as a building material both on its own and together with other materials like concrete, steel, glass and stone. This challenges us to think in new ways all along the value chain; the forestry industry, the industry in general, the builders, the consultants and the contractors and developers. Someone has to take the lead….. some have already taken the first step.

The lay of the land, time for renewal! Start of conference – culture act

Chair: Mark Isitt, journalist with architecture and design as specialty. (SE)

Opening words

Heinrich Köster, President of Forum Holzbau (DE)

A vision and potential for the forest industry in Norway and the Nordic countries

Gunnar Olafsson, Leader of Strategy group ”Skog22” (SE)

A glance into the future world of education and research

Fredrik Shetelig, Prof. Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, NTNU (NO)

From wood to product

Bjarne Hønningstad, Admin. Dir. Moelven (NO)

Conversation between speakers and chair, questions from the audience
11:10 - 13:00
Why do we use wood? Responsibility and the choice of values.

Why do we use wood? Responsibility and the choice of values.

The 1%

Marcus Engman, IKEA Design Manager (SE)

The rase is on! What about equipment, methods, innovations, risks and constructions?

Stefan Winter, Prof. TU München (DE)

The wooden cities of Trondheim and Bergen. Bridging the gap from history to future

Hilde Bøkestad, Dir Urban Planning Trondheim City

Conversation between speakers and chair, questions from the audience
14:00 - 15:30
Parallell session 1A Excellence of wood | Works of others

Parallell session 1A Excellence of wood | Works of others

Wooden architecture has strong traditions and a great potential for development and experimentation. To look ahead requires a critical eye on contemporary wooden architecture and knowledge on the potential of the material.

Chair: Geir Brendeland, Brendeland and Kristoffersen Architects (NO)

Works of others

Sami Rintala, Rintala Eggertsson Architects (FI)

Works of others

Reinhard Kropf, Helen & Hard Architects (NO)

10 years of CTL expancion in the building market. Project examples

Aasmund Bunkholt, Wood Focus Norway (NO)

16:00 - 17:30
Parallell session 2A Excellence of wood | Small projects

Parallell session 2A Excellence of wood | Small projects

Small projects are suitable for experimentation and new solutions for use of wood can be explored and looked into more thoroughly.
A good building nearing the end of an experimental process requires competence engagement and creativity all the way.

Chair: Geir Brendeland, Brendeland and Kristoffersen Architects (NO)

Small Buildings & Large Ideas

Todd Saunders, Saunders Architecture (CA)

Who is happy?

Dan Zohar, Haugen Zohar Architects (NO)

From forests to floating cities

Mikko Summanen, K2S Architects (FI)

14:00 - 15:30
Parallell session 1B Frontiers of knowledge| Rehabilitation, densification and wood as building material

Parallell session 1B Frontiers of knowledge| Rehabilitation, densification and wood as building material

Urbanization leads to the growth of cities and the change of character of the building mass. We refurbish and densify. Wood and wood based solutions have many options. What will the wooden materials be in future built?

Chair: Hanne Rønneberg, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure (NO)

Renovation with prefabricated timber elements. Experiences from recent Finnish buildingprojects

Simon le Roux, Aalto University (FI)

Skuteviksboder (stalls) nr 13 - a rebuilding

Bertram D. Brochmann, Chartered architect (NO)

Wood materials - modern treatment and adapting to the climate of the future

Per Otto Flæte, Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology (NO)

16:00 - 17:30
Parallell session 2B Frontiers of knowledge| Wood and climate

Parallell session 2B Frontiers of knowledge| Wood and climate

In future buildings more than half the energy and climate gas emissions will be related to the production of materials and components in the buildings. What are the competitive advantages concerning wood?

Chair: Hanne Rønneberg, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure (NO)

Optimising the carbon footprint of buildings through design and construction phases

Matti Kuittinen, Aalto University (FI)

Zero Emission Buildings – how is wood a part of the solution.

Aoife Houlihan Wiberg, ZEB og NTNU (NO)

Åsveien school - hunting CO2 using environmental budgets

Bård S. Solem, Eggen Arkitekter AS (NO)

16:00 - 17:30
Parallell session 3B Past and future | Excursion to the ware houses along Kjøpmannsgata

Parallell session 3B Past and future | Excursion to the ware houses along Kjøpmannsgata

The old ware houses have represented an essential environment in Trondheim for 1000 years. They represent a great challenge individually and as a whole. Great expectations from the owners demand adjustment for use and activity in a way that shall not reduce the historic qualities.

The use and conservation of the old ware houses

Gunnar Houen, Town antiquarian, The municipality of Trondheim (NO)

The excursion will begin by the old common open place at Brattøra and be a wandering southwards along the row of ware houses down to Bybroen (The town bridge) and from there go northwards up through Bakklandet.Visit one or more of the ware houses as we along.

17:30 - 18:30
Activities in the exhibition hall

Activities in the exhibition hall

Activities in Kjøpmannsgata

Activities in the exhibition area

Speed dating

Activities in Kjøpmannsgata
19:30 - 22:30
Conference dinner at Hotel Rica Nidelven, Trondheim

Friday, 26 of Sep 2014

08:00 - 09:30
Parallell session 3A Excellence of wood | Large projects

Parallell session 3A Excellence of wood | Large projects

Wood as building material has historically been part of the common everyday life in Norway – being there in all connections. In a world where buildings grow steadily larger new ideas are needed which envisage the advantages of wood also in large constructions so wood again can mark the buildings and define our cities.

Chair Tine Hegli, Snøhetta (NO)

Mjøs bridge, Norway

Trond Arne Stensby, Statens Vegvesen (NO)

World highest wood building, Bergen

Rune Abrahamsen, Sweco (NO)

Recidental project Strandparken (The beach park) Sundbyberg in Stockholm

Arne Olsson, Folkhem (SE)

Large span structures. Examples from British Columbia

Lubor Trubka, Lubor Trubka Associates Architects (CA)

10:00 - 11:30
Parallell session 4A Excellence of wood | Competitions in wood - from sketch to finish (ENG)

Parallell session 4A Excellence of wood | Competitions in wood - from sketch to finish (ENG)

Competition instigates innovation and new thinking. Some wood based projects will be realized and some will not. What is needed for wood to not only to be a winner on paper?

Chair Tine Hegli, Snøhetta (NO)

NINA – a holistic approach to sustainability. Wood In Architecture 2013

Ørjan Nyheim, Pir II Architects (NO)

Wood innovation with beauty and performance. World Economic Forum - Technology Pioneer 2014

Christian Jebsen, Kebony (NO)

A play with carefully thought-out choices of material

Anssi Lassila, OOpeaa Office for Peripheral Architects (FI)

08:00 - 09:30
Parallell session 3B Frontiers of knowledge| Digital and industrial production

Parallell session 3B Frontiers of knowledge| Digital and industrial production

Construction is much about industrial and cost efficient fabrication of components and elements. Digitalizing of design and production processes are developing fast. What is happening up front at the cutting edge within this field and how are they succeeding.

Chair Matti Kairi, Aalto University (FI)

From production in a cellar to industry

Lars Erik Wetterwald, PreTre AS (NO)

Design for Assembly. Pre-Fabrication of Special Timber Constructions

Martin Antemann, Blumer-Lehmann, Gossau (CH)

Closing the Links. Free-Form Timber from Design to Production

Fabian Scheurer, designtoproduction, Zurich (CH)

10:00 - 11:30
Parallell session 4B Frontiers of knowledge| Building technology and solutions

Parallell session 4B Frontiers of knowledge| Building technology and solutions

The interest for large buildings is growing. Do we have the best technological solutions? What is critical, which solutions work and which need to be developed further.

Chair Matti Kairi, Aalto University (FI)

Insulation materials - from wood

Thomas Løkken, Hunton (NO)

Challenges and possibilities - stabilizing timber buildings

Johan Vessby, Linnaeus University (SE)

Multy story wooden constructions and sound. What works well and what does not.

Anders Homb, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure (NO)

Competitiveness of building with wood. German experiences

Heinrich Köster, University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim (DE)

08:00 - 09:30
Parallell session 3C Past and future of wood | Wood in education

Parallell session 3C Past and future of wood | Wood in education

There is a great need of qualified competence within handicraft and with special knowledge on old traditional building constructions, techniques and materials. How can historical and practical knowledge be transferred to the building processes of today. We look at different models of the education line from the secondary schools to the university.

Chair Ingerid Helsing Almaas, ArkitekturN (NO)

Woorking with wood

Bjørn Otto Braaten and Gro Rødne, NTNU (NO)

Research in education. The Oslo model and Wood Be Better

Marius Nygaard, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (NO)

Innovation in the wood industry, handy craft and industrialization?

Atle Aune, Snekkeriet (The Carpentry) Verdal

The Blakstad modell. Experiences from the secondary school in Åfjord

Håvar Engen, Åfjord secondary school (NO)

10:00 - 11:30
Parallell session 4C Past and future of wood | Enthusiasm for wood

Parallell session 4C Past and future of wood | Enthusiasm for wood

Many developers hesitate to use and build extensively with wood. Is it only about wood being economical and competitive, or is it about values and long term thinking and planning which lead to decisions to use wood?

Chair Ingerid Helsing Almaas, ArkitekturN (NO)

Søreide School in Bergen. OPS project, costs

Christian Irgens, Asplan Viak (NO) and Alexander Lystad, Skanska (NO)

Cross laminated timber – healthy, solid and cost efficient

Jørgen Tycho, Massiv Lust (NO)

FREE room. Experiences with the use of wood in a health wise perspective.

Mats Bøhle, St Olav hospital (NO)

More wood. Instruments and tools in a motivation process.

Lisbeth Iversen, Leader of the Board of MHFA (NO)

12:00 - 13:00
Conclusion

Conclusion

Three days. 16 seminars. 24hours of talks. We have arrived. What have we learned? Are we any wiser? The moderators of the Forum Holzbau Nordic summarize.

Chair: Mark Isitt, journalist with architecture and design as specialty. (SE)

Summary

Does the future look wood?

Växjö – the next host of Forum Holzbau Nordic
Thank you!
14:30 - 00:00
Post-conference tour to Røros, a World Heritage Site

Post-conference tour to Røros, a World Heritage Site

The management of a World Heritage Site requires strict rules on interventions and change to the built environment. The Building Conservation Centre at Røros offers specialized staff for repair work on historic timber structure, both at Røros and elsewhere.


14.30 - 17.00
Departure from Trondheim by bus

Arrival at Røros Tourist hotel and settling in

17.30 -
Visit Røros museum - "Smelthytta" (The Smeltery) at Malmplassen. The history of Røros from mining activity to the status as a world heritage

Guide: Odd Sletten, Rørosmuseet

- 19.00
Visit Røros Church. Recently restored wooden interior and an inspection of the roof structure. The visit concludes with Norwegian folk songs

Guides: Olaf Piekarski, Leaderof The preservation workshop, Rørosmuseet and Kolbjørn Vegar Os, Building Antiquarian at Rørosmuseet

20.00 - 22.00
Dinner at “Vertshuset”
Next day
07.30 - 08.30
Breakfast and checking out of the hotel
08.30 - 10.00
Walk around tour: The urban structure and the wooden buildings. The Out building Project in Røros - training program to educate craftsmen and how the work is planned and executed

Guides: Jon Nordsteien, Culture heritage manager Røros municipality and Magnus Borgos, Manager of the Out building Project Røros municipality

10.00 - 12.00
A visit to the Building Protection Centre in Røros

Guides: Berit Bakosgjelten, Manager Rørosmuseet and Kolbjørn Vegar Os, Building Antiquarian Rørosmuseet

12.00 - 13.00
Lunch at Røros Tourist hotel
13.00 - 15.30
Departure from Røros by bus with destination Trondheim Airport Værnes