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26.2.2024

What is the new era of construction?

Kimmo Rönkä, a specialist in the housing of the future, envisions a new era of construction that will bring people close... Kimmo Rönkä, a specialist in the housing of the future, envisions a new era of construction that will bring people closer to nature. Kimmo Rönkä, what is the new era of construction?  We only have one planet, so we need to change our over-consuming ways. We need to change our everyday lives if we are …

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26.2.2024

A moment with a printed magazine is time for yourself

Reading about something out of the ordinary is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons, and reading a paper copy can be... Reading about something out of the ordinary is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons, and reading a paper copy can be so much more fun. Using wood comes naturally to Finns, so a printed issue of Wood Magazine was a natural choice! A moment with a printed magazine is valuable me-time – some use …

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26.2.2024

New master's degree program in wood technology in Joensuu

The University of Eastern Finland has updated its natural sciences curriculum to better meet the demands of modern busin... The University of Eastern Finland has updated its natural sciences curriculum to better meet the demands of modern business. In August 2023, 55 engineering students began their studies in the new Sustainable Technologies graduate program on the Joensuu campus. Read the article in Finnish here. Besides the obvious goal of increasing cooperation with the region’s …

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26.2.2024

Anu Bask: ”Now, when the industry is in a recession, it is important to develop competitive advantages”

Docent Anu Bask, PhD Econ., has been appointed professor of business development in wood construction at the University... Docent Anu Bask, PhD Econ., has been appointed professor of business development in wood construction at the University of Vaasa. The professorship is a five-year fixed-term position with the goal of producing research data to guide the sustainability, competitiveness, business, and marketing and business concept development of the large-scale wood construction value chain. Read the …

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26.2.2024

Matti Lakkala's thesis dispels some of the heavy legacy that restricts novel approaches to log use

Reviewed in December, the doctoral thesis of architect Matti Lakkala argues that people perceive logs to be a healthy bu... Reviewed in December, the doctoral thesis of architect Matti Lakkala argues that people perceive logs to be a healthy building material and building technology thanks to the solid wood composition and easily understood concept. According to his research, these characteristics are also integral to architectural quality Read the article in Finnish here. Finland has more …

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19.10.2023

All roads lead to wooden cities

GUEST COLUMN As I write this column, four billion people are city dwellers. This represents over half of the world’s pop... GUEST COLUMN As I write this column, four billion people are city dwellers. This represents over half of the world’s population, almost 70% of which is projected to live in urban areas by 2050. The climate change that we have already witnessed in the weather across the world in summer 2023 will strengthen the pull …

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17.10.2023

The gale-force wind in the willows

Temperatures are hitting all-time highs across the globe, and the news is filled with imagery of the most dramatic fires... Temperatures are hitting all-time highs across the globe, and the news is filled with imagery of the most dramatic fires in history. Hurricanes pack a heavier punch than ever before, knocking the wind out of all of us. Torrential rains flash-flood cities and leave displaced people in their wake. We could all use a break …

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