Wood building technologyOur activities aim at promoting building in wood for a sustainable society by developing products, processes, designs, methods, regulations and standards that enhance the advantages of using wood in building and housing regarding technology, environment and economy.
It is strategically important for greater use of wood in construction that the various skills and areas of expertise should be recognised and applied during the early stages of the construction process. Construction processes, greater industrialisation and extensive use of modularisation and prefabrication are becoming increasingly important, as are products and technologies for flexible design of interiors and exteriors of buildings.
Our involvement in two centres of excellence, Träcentrum Norr (TCN), in Skellefteå-Luleå, and the Centre for Wood in Building and Housing (CBBT), in Växjö, is an important instrument in supporting and following development in wood-based construction. Both these organisations carry out R&D in conjunction with industry and public organisations. We are represented on the management panels of both TCN and CBBT.