Use of recovered wood in construction

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Use of recovered wood in construction

22 November, 10:00-11:30 (CET)

Wood construction is seen as a prominent solution to reduce and reverse climate change as it is a way to capture and store carbon emissions long-term. But wood construction also faces many challenges. During the fourth event of the second Forestry Speed Dating series, one research project and two companies will show their advances and results on sustainable innovations using recovered wood in the construction sector. 


Challenges and experiences reusing wood in building structures

The transformation to make the construction sector more circular is a very large task that requires new data. Therefore, cooperation is needed to overcome the many obstacles that exist, especially regarding quality assessment, standardisation, and regulation. RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden, would like to continue in this research area and is open to leading or participating in new projects. The presentation will focus on the obstacles of reusing timber structures based on past experiences, including a study on deconstruction and reconstruction (re-building) of six timber buildings, among other experiences. 

By Karin Sandberg, Senior Researcher at RISE. 

Upscaling of construction with waste wood - a mass production approach

Puuartisti aims to reduce waste in the construction industry by acquiring wood construction waste and upscaling it into surface materials. Puuartisti designs and manufactures unique pieces of furniture and interior installations from solid wood, and is currently in the pilot phase of production of wood structures using recycled wood, for which Puuartisti is looking for potential pilot customers, investors and collaborators.

By Miikka Kotilainen, CEO Puuartisti. Learn more

Upcycling windows and doors into furniture, panels and micro-architecture

100détours seeks to find a second life for the wood of old doors and windows that once removed, were being incinerated or buried in France. This wood, with excellent qualities of durability, resistance and aesthetics allow many reuses. The proposed solutions range from interior and exterior furniture, glued-laminated panels, acoustic panels, claustras and sunshades, up to micro-architecture: garden sheds, bicycle shelters, and playgrounds. 100détours’ mission is to invent qualitative implementations, aesthetically and technically; and has the ambition to participate in the spread of this practice in France. 

By Benjamin Verger, CEO 100détours. Learn more


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Presentation and Q&A by Research Institutes of Sweden, Karin Sandberg


Presentation and Q&A by Puuartisti, Miikka Kotilainen


Presentation and Q&A by 100detours, Benjamin Verger


Breakout rooms with speakers


Closure and presentation of next event

Target audience

Research organisations, potential customers, architects, investors, timber building contractors and building developers with experience or interest in using recycled timber, companies interested in upcycling their wooden “waste” materials, etc.

Meet the innovators, get inspired and develop new partnerships

Forestry Speed Dating puts innovators in contact with potential partners and end-users, to speed up innovation and create new partnerships. Through a series of speed dating workshops, and facilitation of meeting with innovators, you can find inspiration and explore new solutions towards a sustainable forest circular bioeconomy for your area. 

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Date & Time

22 November 2022

10:00 11:30 Europe/Brussels

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