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September 29

09-16 Student Day 8:00 Registration
Opening Indoor Exhibition
8:30 Track A3  | Track B3 |  Track C3
13:00 Pre-conference tours 9:00 Welcome 10:00 Coffee
17:00 Opening Outdoor Student Exhibition 9:15 Joint session 10:30 Track A4  | Track B4 |  Track C4
19:00 Concert & Reception 13:00 Lunch 12:00 Coffee
14:00 Track A1  |  Track B1  |  Track C1 12:20 Plenum discussion
15:30 Coffee 13:00 Grab N Go Lunch
15:30 Track A2  |  Track B2  |  Track C2
17:30 End of program
19:30 Conference Dinner

Download Program Wood Building Nordic 2017


09:00 – 16:00
Basics of wooden buildings
Conference at Clarion Hotel Brattøra. Students only – lectures in English

Download Program Basics of wooden buildings

Pre-conference tours
13:00 – 16:00
Urban wooden buildings
Wooden architecture in Trondheim. Bus from Clarion Hotel Brattøra.
13:00 – 16:00
Campus & labs
New Campus Plans and  ZEN Labs on the NTNU Campus. Bus from Clarion Hotel Brattøra.

Historic City
Take a walk on your own in the old city along the Nidelven river.

Opening Outdoor Student Exhibition Brattøra

The City Of Trondheim invites all participants
to a concert in Nidarosdomen (The Nidaros Cathedral)

Welcome Reception at the Nidaros Cathedral visitor centre


Registration Clarion Hotel Brattøra
Opening Indoor Exhibition

Joint session: Wood-based Zero Cities
Chair: Mark Isitt

The Nordic cities are growing, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced and the political authorities ask for (regional) business development based on our forests. How do front runners among building owners, architects, contractors and manufacturer take responsibility?

Welcome to Trondheim
Ottar Michelsen, City Council Trondheim (NO)

Welcome to the sixth Forum Nordic
Heinrich Köster, President Forum Holzbau (DE)


The Zero Emission Neighbourhood – the role and contribution of wooden buildings?
Harald Vaagaasar Nikolaisen, CEO Statsbygg (NO)

New trends and tools in wooden architecture.
Achim Menges, Head of Computational Design Stuttgart University (DE)

Wooden buildings – our experiences so far.
Arne Giske, CEO Veidekke (NO)

Coffee break in the exhibition area


Sustainability as a key asset – from raw materials all the way to the consumer.
Bernd Troppmann, Director Sales Building Solutions, Stora Enso Wood Products GmbH (AU)

 The Urban Challenge – City above the City.
Mikko Saavalainen, Senior Vice President, Business Develeopment, Metsä Wood (FI)

Plenum discussion: Wood-based Zero Cities – utopia or reality?
Conversation between Mark Isitt, the speakers and member of the City Council of Trondheim


Wood in Society

Materials and Solutions

Design to Contracting

Urban transformation in Zero Emission Cities

Design and Climate Adaption


Cities and communities have to transform to low carbon societies by developing sustainable neighbourhoods with zero greenhouse gas emissions. There is a need to   speed up decarbonisation also of the building stock, existing as well as new. Buildings with low carbon footprints is one of the answers to this. Climate change in the nordic countries will imply more precipitation and an increase in temperature. This affect design and construction processes and buildings have to be adapted to the climate of the future. Good wooden design and solutions are important measures to reduce the risk of failures and maintenance need.    Public procurement allows for setting environmental standards for delivery in a way that promotes innovation. It is a unique opportunity to get developed future solutions and challenge the industry expertise through knowledge sharing and interaction. Will this opportunity exploited well enough by ordering?
Chair’s Opening Words
Arild Gustavsen, NTNU 

Zero Emission Neighbourhoods and the role of buildings – exemplified by ZEN pilot project Ydalir.
Arild Gustavsen, NTNU and  Anna-Thekla Tonjer, Elverum Vekst (NO)

Helsinki in transition and the role of wood construction.
Kimmo Kuisma, City Executive Office Helsinki (FI)

Low carbon footprint and the new city of Kiruna.
Krister Lindstedt, White Architects (SE)

Summary and Closing

Chair’s Opening Words
Berit Time, SINTEF

Potential risk of wood decay.
Helga Therese Tilley Tajet, Meteorologisk Institutt (NO)

Climate adaptation Innovations in wall element design.
Ole Mangor-Jensen, Skanska (NO)

Risk reduction of large wooden roofs.
Lars Gullbrekken, SINTEF (NO)

                                                  Summary and Closing

Chair’s Opening Words
Hans Olav Delviken, DIFI 

Finland is heading against more green procurement.
Matti Kuittinen, Ministry of the Environment of Finland (FI)

The Norwegian method of innovative procurements.
Hilde Sætertrø, National Programme for Supplier Development (NO)

“Better buildings – better life”. Our strategies for acquiring environmentally friendly and energy efficient buildings.
Flemming Idsøe, Omsorgsbygg (NO)

Summary and Closing

Coffee break in the exhibition area

Design competition Kjøpmannsgata: Announcement of the winner!!

Wood in Society

Materials and Solutions

Design to Contracting

Construction in dense urban areas – infill

Rational Construction and Production

Planning and design

Denser cities need less transport, but can also lead to careless transformation of the spaces we value most. New and innovative approaches to build on-top, in-between and wasted spaces can lead to a denser city as well as a better city. Society is asking for efficient and rational building- and production processes. Wooden buildings can be an answer and the industry can adapt to this. A future oriented development in design and industrialized production pave the way for many projects. New wood-based buildings are in the forefront of our new habitats. Through a mix of ideas, technology, methods and subjective decisions, the way we design new wood-based buildings is changing in a rapid pace.
Chair’s Opening Words
Arild Gustavsen, NTNU 

With environmental concerns, thoughts of public space and new ways to use old houses we repair the city. The Infill-project Nordregate in Oslo.
Isak Oksvold, Aspelin Ramm (NO)

Two new floors on top of an existing building – a challenging advanced construction project. Experiences from Blekingegatan Stockholm.
Daniel Boberg, Båge Bygg (SE)

New Lilleby in Trondheim, a green and pedestrian district.
Per Suul, Lund Hagem Architects (NO)

Summary and Closing

Chair’s Opening Words
Berit Time, SINTEF 

The new headguarters for SR-Bank. Delicately – and all integrated.
Else Marie Jonsson, Sparebank 1 SR-Bank (NO)

Mass customisation and large volumes – success factors in our projects.
Rune Johnsen, Støren Treindustri (NO)

Modular Day-Care Centres. Temporary construction for changing social demands.
Seppo Häkli, Häkli Architects (FI)

Summary and Closing

Chair’s Opening Words
Ingerid Helsing Almaas, DOGA

Dalston Lane: Big CLT in historical brick context.
Kirsten Haggart, Waugh Thistleton Architects (UK)

Timber-concrete composite floors in urban buildings: Options for a low carbon building design.
Christofer Skaar, SINTEF (NO)

Gardermoen Airport: the role of wood in a complex building.
Christian Henriksen, Nordic Office of Architecture (NO)

Summary and Closing

End of program
Conference Dinner at Clarion Hotel Brattøra


Wood in Society

Materials and Solutions

Design to Contracting


Advanced Products

Building Site of the Future

Politics, laws, regulations and public plans form the basis for society and the building sector. As a basis for, but also a barrier towards innovations these are very important for the wooden industry. What are they and how should they be used for further initiating progress in the sustainable built environment? Our understanding of building products has moved from a physical goods to a combined digital, physical and descriptive clusters that allow for greater complexity, better customization and easy, intelligent fabrication. Ever more complex, technologically advanced buildings still need to be adapted to the local context and raised by skilled workers on site. From Health and safety to site adaptation and efficient building strategies, the building site is changing.
Chair’s Opening Words
Ingerid Helsing Almaas, DOGATrondheim’s climate plan – a roadmap to a low emissions city.
Chin-Yu Lee, City of Trondheim (NO)

From political promises on ecological qualities to a technology oriented international competitive industry. How do we make it?
Heidi Finstad, Treindustrien (NO)

Wood based building products, from import to production in Norway. What are the recipe to success?
Arne Jebsen, Hunton (NO)

Summary and Closing

Chair’s Opening Words
Aasmund Bunkholt, Trefokus  

Innovative folded timber structures.
Christophe Robeller, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL (CH)

Parametric product development for wood-based SMEs: Residential Stair Example.
Pasi Aalto, NTNU (NO)

A parametric toolkit for advanced timber structures.
John Mork, NTNU (NO)

Summary and Closing

Chair’s Opening Words
Audhild Kvam, Enova

CLT allows fast construction process and attractive working environment.
Sigbjørn Faanes, Veidekke (NO)

Reducing emissions produced through construction phase. What will the building site of the future look like?
Julie Lyslo Skullestad, Asplan Viak (NO)

Design and building process in refurbished buildings.
Karin Hagen, Ratio Architects (NO)

Summary and Closing

Coffee break in the exhibition area

Wood in Society

Materials and Solutions

Design to Contracting

Project Costs and Market Perspectives

Risk and Challenges

End User

A critical success factor for  market breakthrough and healthy business is professional actors and competitive project costs. The market for wood based products and solutions is increasing as a response to climate change, but are competitiveness and market perspectives strong enough? Certain subjects are still a risk factor in design of wooden multistory buildings. Fire safety and sound transmissions are the most prominent. Wind-induced vibration in tall timber buildings is another subject. How can these risks be reduced? In time and on budget” is no longer the standard. Good projects focus on buildings where the end users thrive, become part of daily life and contribute to their surroundings beyond the scope of the project itself.
Chair’s Opening Words
Aasmund Bunkholt, Trefokus

Business models in wood building industry in Norway.
Tom Johnstad, NTNU (NO)

Critical success factors determining economic health of wood house producers.
Tobias Schauerte, Linnaeus University (SE)

Does elements of nature have a healing effect?
Anders Nyrud, NMBU (NO)

Structural materials selection for multi-floor buildings: life cycle perspective.
Lizhen Huang, NTNU (NO)

Summary and Closing

Chair’s Opening Words
Hans Olav Delviken, DIFI

Brannsikkerhet i høye byggverk med trekonstruksjoner. Har vi tilstrekkelig grunnlag for preaksepterte ytelser?
Vidar Stenstad, DIBK (NO)

Fire-impregnated wood – Possibilities, usage and the importance of correct product documentation.
Andreas Sveningsson, Woodify (NO)

Risikovurderinger i forhold til lydisolasjon – erfaringer fra bransjen.
Kjell Nordmark, Brekke og Strand (NO)

Structures and wind-induced vibration in tall timber buildings.
Anders Bjørnfot, NMBU (NO)

Summary and Closing

Chair’s Opening Words
Audhild Kvam, Enova

Four houses with 230 apartments are going to be built on top of a decking over three different tunnel roofs in central Stockholm (Hagastaden). Who are the clients?
Anna Öberg, Folkhem Trä (SE)

The building stock as a resource reserve: on the life of buildings from cradle to grave.
Satu Huuhka, Tampere Technical University (FI)

Green retail concept not only offers customers healthy items, but also statuate responsible for a greener future.
Ivar Sølberg, Norgesgruppen (NO)

Summary and Closing

Coffee break in the exhibition area

Joint session – Closing notes
Chair: Mark Isitt


Plenum discussion: Contractors in the private sector – ready for the green shift?
Heidi Finstad, Managing Director Treindustrien
Sandra Frank, Marketing Director Folkhem
Pål Magnus Aglen, CEO Veidekke Eiendom Region Nord
Ingerid Helsing Almaas, Architect DOGA
Per Jæger, CEO Norwegian Home Builders’ Assosiation

Presenting Forum Wood Nordic 2018
Tobias Schauerte

Grab N Go Lunch
Thank you all for your participation at Wood Building Nordic!