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Wednesday June 15

Pre-conference tour

12:30
and
13:00

I.
Wooden architecture in the helsinki region

Bus tour

Pekka Heikkinen

Starting from Hotel Radisson Blu Otanemi at i 12:30 and from Kiasma Museum Helsinki city Center at 13:00

Over the past ten years the scale and number of wooden buildings in the Helsinki area has been on the increase. From offices and apartment blocks to community buildings, many of these projects have served as a means for architects and builders to test new technologies and ways of building in wood. Architect and Professor Pekka Heikkinen will guide an excursion by bus to visit a selection of wooden buildings in the Helsinki region that have helped to pave the way for a new era of wood construction in Finland.

14:00

II.
Modern Classics on and around the Otaniemi Campus

Philip Tidwell

 

Otaniemi and nearby Tapiola are home to some of the highlights of Finnish modernism from the campus designed by Alvar Aalto to the churches, chapels and student buildings executed by the Siréns, Aarno Ruusuvuori and Aarne Ervi. This afternoon walk with architect and teacher Philip Tidwell will be an opportunity to visit and hear more about these remarkable experiments in wood and concrete. The tour will begin on the Otaniemi campus and conclude at the Tapiola Cultural Center for the opening reception of the conference.

14:00

III.
VISIT TO STORA ENSO HEADQUARTERS

Meeting in front of building
Adress: Katajanokanranta 1

Unique possibility to visit the headquarters of Stora Enso (Enso Gutzeit) designed by Alvar Aalto. The building was originally finished in 1962 and has been renovated and up-dated to meet today’s office work’s requirements in 2011–2013 (A-konsultit)

Reception
18:00

The City Of Espoo Welcome Reception Will Be Held At Espoo Cultural Centre In Tapiola

Address: Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100, Espoo

Thursday June 16

Joint session Opening

9:00

Welcome and Intro

Pekka Heikkinen
Professor of Wood Architecture,
Aalto University – Finland

9:10

Anders Adlercreutz
Architect and new Member of the Finnish Parliament – Finland

9:20

Towards Economically, Socially and Morally Sustainable Finland

Mika Aaltonen
– Finland

9:45

Living with Modular Wood

Markku Hedman
Professor, University of Tampere – Finland

TRACK A

TRACK B

TRACK C

Architecture, urbanism, design and living

Structures, construction and competence

Education, business and innovations

Session A1

Materials, Methods, Metaphors

Session B1

Emerging Technologies

Session C1

Wood research and education

Wood is a material that is universally familiar, yet highly specific to each particular locality. Variations in species, techniques of construction and historical associations allow timber buildings to embody and reflect the culture in which they are constructed. This session asks four speakers from different regions to offer their perspectives on the relationship between historical traditions and contemporary techniques, proposing future trajectories for the material and future avenues for exploration.

Today, as ever, architects and engineers confront a rapidly developing field of design and construction. New techniques and technologies for the design and assembly of buildings enable new possibilities for architectural form, while also presenting new challenges for architects and builders. This session will introduce practitioners whose work is located at the intersections between form, material and computation.

Education, research and experimentation are the fundamentals of future development. But where does the future point to? What do we study now, and how do we prepare for the future in Finland, in Europe and in the United States?

10:30

Introduction:
The Otaniemi Campus – Aalto and Beyond

Philip Tidwell
Architect and instructor at the Aalto University Wood Program Director of Peripheral Projects – Architecture and Design

Presentation

10:40

The Soul of Wood – The Language of Matter

Juhani Pallasmaa
Architect
Professor emeritus
Helsinki – Finland

11:10

American Building Traditions and Experiments for the Future
Aaron Forest and Yasmin Vobis
Architects
Ultramoderne – USA

     Presentation  

11:30

Tradition, Technique and Trajectories for the Future – Nordic Perspectives

Einar Jarmund
Architect
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design – Norway

Presentation

11:50

Discussion

All Speakers

10:30

Chair’s Opening Words

Toni Kotnik
Professor of Design of Structures Aalto University

10:35

Computational Design Experiments in Wood

Martin Self
Director AA Design & Make – UK

Presentation

11:05

From Computation to Construction

Fabian Scheurer

Managing Partner
Design To Production
– Switzerland/Germany

11:35

Digital Production

Martin Tamke
Associate professor, Architect
Centre for Information Technology and Architecture – Denmark

12:05

Discussion

All Speakers

10:30

Chair’s Opening Words

Pekka Heikkinen
Professor of Wood Architecture, Aalto University – Finland

10:35

Research Needs for Changing Society

Ilmari Absetz
Technology Innovation Agency – Finland

Presentation

11:05

Rebuilding a Material Culture: Contemporary Wood Research and Design Education in the United States

Alan Organschi and Lisa Gray
Architects
Yale University – USA

Presentation

11:35

Networks in Central Europe

Stefan Winter
Professor of Timber Structures and Building Construction Technical University Munich (TUM) – Germny

Presentation

11:55

Discussion

All Speakers

Session A2

Wood for Healthy Living

Session B2

Beyond nZEB with Wood

Session C2

Business outlook

The majority of our lives are spent indoors. Interior spaces and materials affect our physical and psychological well-being and comfort. However, the effect of material choices is still poorly understood. This session discusses the role of interior environments including the impacts of timber-based materials on human health, indoor air quality, and human perceptions of wood. The session presents research outcomes from the ongoing Wood2New and Wood Life projects. It also highlights new knowledge supporting sustainable and energy-efficient construction in wood.

As a means to tackle climate change and decrease our carbon dioxide emissions, the energy efficiency of buildings currently targets Near to Zero Energy Building (nZEB). Zero Emission Buildings are seen as the next logical step in this development. This session focuses on resilient timber buildings of the future and timber-based solutions including hygrothermal mass and life-cycle analysis of buildings.

After some challenging years the outlook for building and construction shows some positive signs. What are the means to increase the share of wood construction? Political support, what can be done on the political arena? What are the new approaches among the investors and construction companies? This session presents the latest construction outlook, highlights the importance of the political agenda and showcases exciting new approaches and new entries in the business.

13:00

Introduction /
Wood2New project

Mark Hughes
Professor, Wood Technology, Department of Forest Products Technology, Aalto University

13:05

Indoor Air Quality in Prefabricated Timber Houses

Christina Fürhapper
HolzForschung – Austria

Presentation

13:25

Interior wood use: Linking User Perceptions to Physical Properties

Anders Q. Nyrud / Kristian Bysheim
Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology

Presentation

13:45

Tactile Perceptions of

Wood-Based Materials

Michael Truskaller
HolzForschung – Austri
a

Presentation

14:05

Human well-being – the Road to Sustainable Business Models in the Wood Products Industry

Filip Arvola / Jonathan Hydén
Linköping University – Sweden

Presentation

14:25

Summary and Closing

Mark Hughes

13:00

Chair’s Opening Words

Yrsa Cronhjort
Project Manager and Researcher, Aalto University – Finland

13:05

Life Cycle Energy Balances of Buildings: A Material Perspective

Atsushi Takano
D.Sc. Architect
Kagoshima University – Japan

Presentation

13:25

The Effects of Wood Anatomy on Moisture Buffering Properties

Katja Vahtikari
Aalto University – Finland

Presentation

13:35

Hygrothermal mass – potential improvement of indoor climate by building materials

Kristine Nore
Norsk Treteknisk Institutt – Norway

Presentation

13:55

Feeding on Knowledge, a Holistic Approach to the Building Process

Jörgen Tycho
Tre AS – Sweden

Presentation

14:15

CLT BBS – Chain of Product and Service

Arthur Walch
Binderholz GmbH Austria

Presentation

14:35

Summary and Closing

Yrsa Cronhjort

13:00

Chair’s Opening Words

Matti Mikkola
CEO Puutuoteteollisuus ry – Finland

13:05

The Outlook for Construction Sector – share of Wood in Finland and Nordic

Pekka Pajakkala
Forecon Oy – Finland

Presentation

13:25

Wood in Politics – Status and to-Do-List

Hanna Kosonen
Member of the Finnish Parliament
Committee for a Sustainable Nordic Region – Finland

Presentation

13:45

Eskolantie, WoodCity and Beyond – Development, Learning and the Role of Investors and Construction Companies

Juha Toimela
SRV – Finland

Presentation

14:05

Adressing the UK´s Housing Shortage – Mass Production of CLT Modular Units

Craig Liddell
L&G Homes – UK

Presentation

14:25

Summary and Closing

Matti Mikkola

Joint session

Panel Discussion: Sustainable Wood Based Construction in the Metropole Area – Are We Ready?

15:30

Panel discussion and Closing Words

Chair: Matti Mikkola

Anni Sinnemäki
Deputy Mayor of City of Helsinki Real Estate and City Planning

Olli Isotalo
Deputy Mayor of City of Espoo Technical and Environment Services

Esa Kaikkonen
Executive Vice President, Metsä Wood

Ismo Tawast
Managing Director, Sweco

Riku Patokoski
Residential Development Director at Peab

Jari Suominen
EVP Stora Enso Wood Products

Evening Program

16:15

Happy Hour

18:15

18:30

Bus Transport  from Aalto University to the Dinner

Buffee Dinner

hosted by Metsä Wood

Address: Revontulenpuisto 2, Espoo

Friday June 17

Session A3

Wood and Urban Needs

Session B3

Structural specialities

Session C3

Business cases

Urbanisation is a global phenomenon that includes opportunities and threats, but what is the role of wood in sustainable urban life? How can it be used in ways that answer to different needs of urban construction? Globally, the wold anticipates major development in urban infrastructures over the next 15 years. This session offers different examples of using wood in modern cities.

The use of timber as a structural building material has been established within the last decades. Accordingly, the requirements of timber structures in respect to durability, acoustics, etc. increases. This session focus on variable aspects related to the structural design of timber constructions.

What do clients want? What features make wood construction interesting? When is the use of wood is proven competitive? Does the existing supply meet demand? This session highlights the viewpoints from real life constructors and clients, both public and private.

9:00

Chair’s Opening Words

Matti Kuittinen
Architect and Research Manager at Aalto University – Finland

9:05

New Central Library in Helsinki

Antti Nousjoki
ALA Architects – Finland

Presentation

9:25

Helsinki Allas Project

Pekka Pakkanen
Partner, Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects – Finland

Presentation

9:45

Stavanger Waterfront Housing

Nanna Flintholm
Associate Partner, AART Architects, DK

Presentation

10:05

Network of Designers and Prefab House Manufacturers for Agile Response to Urban Housing Needs

Tiit Sild
CEO, Katus, Estonia

Presentation

10:25

Changing the Construction Industry with Open Building Systems

Jari Suominen
Executive Vice President, Division Wood Products
Stora Enso – Finland

Presentation

10:45

Summary and Closing

Matti Kuittinen

9:00

Chair’s Opening Words

Gerhard Fink
Professor of Wooden Structures
Department of Civil Engineering
Aalto University

9:05

Parametric Numerical Design and Optimization of Wooden Structures

Nathalie Labonnote
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Norway

Presentation

9:25

Kerto-Ripa® Floors
for Wooden Multi-Storey Buildings

Jussi Björman
Metsä Wood, Finland

Presentation

9:45

Project “Silent Timber Built”

Klas Hagberg
WSP Acoustics – Sweden

Presentation

10:05

Timber Bridges; Challenging Terrains

Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi
Gray – Organschi Architecture – USA

Presentation

10:25

Summary and Closing

Gerhard Fink

9:00

Chair’s Opening Words

Mikko Viljakainen
Managing Director at Puuinfo – Finland

9:05

Case Lakea

Timo Mantila
Lakea – Finland

Presentation

9:35

Case Folkhemmet

Sandra Frank
Folkhem Trä – Sweden

Presentation

9:55

Pudasjärvi Log Campus

Tomi Timonen
Mayor of Pudasjärvi – Finland

Presentation

10:15

Case Lapwall: How can a Start-up Grow and Prosper in Wood Construction?

Jarmo Pekkarinen
Lapwall – Finland

10:35

Panel Discussion

All Speakers

Session A4

Restoration, renovation
and reuse

Session B4

Normative development

Session C4

Advanced wood materials

The need for repair and renovation of wooden structures is growing. Moisture problems, insufficient thermal insulation, technical failures and a loss of functional value demand reconstruction, often without warning. What is the role of wood in refurbishment and reuse projects? How can wooden structures be repaired in a sustainable manner? What should designers and constructors take into account when they aim to repair buildings using wood? These topics will be discussed from several perspectives with a view toward subjects for future research.

Normative development is in a very active phase in Europe. European harmonized EN standards are continuously being drafted and CE-marking of building products is commonly required. In principle a common market exists. Eurocodes are also under a major revision with a goal to achieve easier use for designers. Building regulations are being updated in many member states and environmental performance of building products is also foreseen to be required in the near future.

Against a backdrop of increasing environmental concerns and the need to create a circular economy, recent years have seen rapid developments in the area of wood materials research that have led to the introduction of many new products such as modified wood, CLT and WPCs. Significant advances have been made in the area of wood modification, in which Finland has been a pioneer; new building products such as CLT are transforming construction, whilst there is a great deal of interest in the potential of nanocellulose in a host of possible applications. The aim of this session is to provide a brief review of some of the key developments that have taken place in the area of wood materials research and that are likely to arise in the foreseeable future.

11:00

Chair’s Opening Words

Matti Kuittinen
Architect and Research manager at Aalto University – Finland

11:05

Repairing Wooden Buildings

Marko Huttunen
Architect M.Sc., Master Restore
Livady Architects – Finland

Presentation

11:25

Building physics in the refurbishment of new and old wooden structures

Jesper Arfvidsson
Professor,
Head of Department of Building- and Environmental Technology
Lund University

Presentation

11:45

The potential of wood for cascading reuse

Daishi Sakaguchi
Professor,
Nihon Fukushi University

Presentation

12:05

Summary and Closing

Matti Kuittinen.

11:00

Chair’s Opening Words

Tomi Toratti
Dr. Senior Advisor, Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries – Finland

Presentation

11:15

Simplifying the Norms for Wood Construction

Teppo Lehtinen
M.Sc., PhD, JET
Ministry of Environment and Agriculture – Finland

Presentation

11:35

Norms in Practice

Janne Pihlajaniemi
Professor of Architecture,
Oulu University – Finland

Presentation

11:55

Utilization of Building information Modelling (BIM) in design of wood structures

Harri Moilanen

Project Development Manager in Sweco Structures – Finland

Tero Nokelainen

Technology Manager in Sweco Structures – Finland

Presentation

12:15

Summary and Closing

Tomi Toratti

11:00

Chair’s Opening Words

Mark Hughes
professor, Wood Technology, Department of Forest Products Technology, Aalto University

11:05

Advances in Material Science

Duncan Mayes
Stora Enso

Presentation

11:25

Nano Cellulose Applications

Jaakko Pere
VTT – Finland

11:45

Surface Treatments

Monika ÖsterbergPhD
Associate Professor
Aalto University – Finland

Presentation

12:05

Closing

Mark Hughes

Joint session

Closing Notes

Chair: Pekka Heikkinen

12:20

Living in Wood

Rasmus Waern

Presentation

12:45

Where should the construction sector head at?

Mikko Viljakainen (Puuinfo)
Matti Mikkola (Puutuoteteollisuus ry)
Carl Slätis (Espoo City)
Pekka Heikkinen (Aalto University)

13:05

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